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What is “fracking” ? How does it affect you?
THE LATEST: Much of the toxic radioactive waste from fracking comes from other states and is being trucked to Ohio and injected into the ground beneath our feet and spread onto our landfills, which eventually leach these toxins and radioactive materials into ground water.
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Massive Dumping of Fracking Wastewater into Aquifers Shows Big Oil’s Power in California
OCTOBER 15, 2014
By Dan Bacher
As the oil industry spent record amounts on lobbying in Sacramento and made record profits, documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity reveal that almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater were illegally dumped into Central California aquifers that supply drinking water and irrigation water for farms.
The Center said the wastewater entered the aquifers through at least nine injection disposal wells used by the oil industry to dispose of waste contaminated with fracking (hydraulic fracturing) fluids and other pollutants.
The documents also reveal that Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board testing found high levels of arsenic, thallium and nitrates, contaminants sometimes found in oil industry wastewater, in water-supply wells near these waste-disposal operations.
Pinkwashing: Fracking Company Teams Up With Susan G. Komen to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever’
The answer is the image below, which, as I am writing, is going epidemically viral.
It’s hard to stop staring in utter baffled amazement. Is it some kind of … phallic cyborg?
The opening scene of a yet another sequel to Tremors? (Kevin Bacon! Nevada! Subterranean, worm-like, cross-dressing graboid!)
A sex toy from hell?
In fact, it’s all these things and more. Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer organization in America with more than 100,000 volunteers and partnerships in more than 50 countries, has teamed up with Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies with employees in more than 80 countries. Susan G. Komen hands out pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, and Baker Hughes fracks. So, there you have it: a pink, fracking, drill head.
‘This Changes Everything’ Including the Anti-Fracking Movement
[Editor's note: Naomi Klein’s new book on climate change is launching tomorrow. It’s not an endlessly ringing alarm bell. It’s a navigation system for our time—equipped with flashlights to illuminate the road ahead. There is a message here for everyone, says Sandra Steingraber, including those caught up in the fight against fracking and all its metastasizing infrastructure.]
Among its many demonstrations, This Changes Everything, reveals how the grassroots anti-fracking movement is right where it should be—except for decades-old backroom deals between Big Green groups and the oil and gas industry that hold the movement down like a cartoon ball and chain.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
So, let me start again: You need to read Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything, which delivers a message so big that the title alone pushes both the author’s name and the subtitle (“Capitalism vs. the Climate”) right off the front cover.
All your friends and loved ones need to read the book, too, and that fact alone can end all further thinking about holiday gifts.
Pipeline company announces plan to fund environmental projects in Lancaster County, PA; opponents critical
Saying it wants to exceed expectations, the company seeking to build a natural gas pipeline in Lancaster County has announced it will fund worthwhile environmental projects here.
Williams Partners has launched an Atlantic Sunrise Environmental Stewardship Program to help out an unspecified number of “wish list” projects here and seven other counties along the proposed 193-mile gas pipeline.
A Williams spokesman said there was no specific budget for how much Williams will spend on projects.
Several of the 14 local groups invited to participate in the effort reacted cautiously. And one local activist opposed to the pipeline called it a blatant attempt to buy off opposition to the controversial pipeline.
“I’m sure most of these groups will see this for what it is,” said Tim Spiese, a Martic Township resident and officer in the Lancaster Against Pipelines group. “Money, money, money.”
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100-Percent Renewable Energy
Remember Mark Jacobson, the Stanford University Professor who during a Late Show With David Letterman appearance said we already have enough wind to power the entire world “seven times over?”
That wasn’t hyperbole—Jacobson believes it and his team at the Solutions Project has unveiled a 50-state plan on how the U.S. could shed itself from oil, coal and nuclear sources. It comes in the form of a large, interactive map that provides a plan and projection for each state when you click on it.Here are a few examples of what the map has to offer:
“The new roadmap is designed to provide each state a first step toward a renewable future,” said Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford. “It provides all of the basic information, such as how many wind turbines and solar panels would be needed to power each state, how much land area would be required, what would be the cost and cost savings, how many jobs would be created, how much pollution-related mortality and global-warming emissions would be avoided.”
Wind, Water Solar – Preliminary Outline of Plan for Ohio Features Relatively Short Payback Time
Visit The Solutions Project Web Site to get a look at the outline of the WWS Plan for Ohio at: www.thesolutionsproject.org
AND, Watch the amazing presentation by Professor Jacobson in the sidebar widget to the right.
Panel at Roaming Shores Presents Comprehensive overview of Fracking:
http://vimeo.com/77556713 – Legal, Financial Aspects & Leasing
http://vimeo.com/77509341 – The Technology & Its Risks
http://vimeo.com/77623730 - Health Impacts of Fracking
http://vimeo.com/77647012 - Truck Traffic & Road Impacts
http://vimeo.com/77759379 - Communities Organizing to Protect Themselves
Well casing failure can contaminate groundwater
Dr. Ingraffea’s General Recommendations on Fracking:
Where fracking is not yet occurring, it should be banned, and the use of all hydrocarbon fuels should be reduced as fast as possible. Also, the use of renewable, non-hydrocarbon fuels should be vastly accelerated.
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