Monthly Archives: September 2011

Delaware River Named a “National Great Water “

From today’s (9/14) Deposit Courier:

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Seven Spills Per Week in Colorado

Colorado: 350 oil and gas spills in less than two years; benzene found in groundwater; fines are almost non-existent There is an extremely important, and disturbing, story in the Denver Post today. A Post investigation found that four oil and natural gas companies have been responsible for 350 spills … Continue reading

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Like that clean air we have here? Don’t count on it sticking around.

From USA Today: Wyoming’s smog exceeds Los Angeles’ due to gas drilling Rural Wyoming, known for breathtaking vistas, now has worse smog than Los Angeles because of its boom in natural gas drilling. Residents who live near the gas fields … Continue reading

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A Million Fracking Letters

___ Have you written your letter yet? The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Or click here to email…

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NYT: Governor Cuomo, Don’t Move Too Fast!

NYT Editorial, Sunday: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has long vowed that extraction of natural gas reserves with hydraulic fracturing in New York State will not “come at the expense of human health or have adverse environmental impacts.” It will be hard … Continue reading

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Map of PA at Full Well Density — A Well Every Square Mile

Many of us have lived with traditional gas drilling in our countryside, which has been fairly  unobtrusive. This gas rush is a totally different game. According to US Geological Survey Geologist Bill Kappell, at the initial full drilling density there … Continue reading

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DEC Reconsidering Flood Plain Mapping after Recent Floods

‎”New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation says it may now reconsider which areas in the Marcellus shale are deemed flood plains, in the light of recent catastrophic flooding. But the department says it will not delay the environmental review of … Continue reading

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Why Worry?

Wondering why we should worry about fracking happening in — or even near — Andes? There are lots of reasons. We think this one is one of the biggest: 60 trucks an hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a … Continue reading

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Natural Gas? No Help for Global Warming…

From Science Daily, “Switching from Coal to Natural Gas Would Do Little for Global Climate, Study Indicates.” Wigley’s computer simulations indicate that a worldwide, partial shift from coal to natural gas would slightly accelerate climate change through at least 2050, … Continue reading

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The DEC’s Draft Environmental Impact Study Released Today

Want to look at it for yourself? Click here to download the entire document in PDF. Click here to download excerpts (it’s 1000 pages long!) Some initial responses from the Natural Resource Defense Council…. Our first impression of the new … Continue reading

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