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Pennsylvania Interfaith Group Opposes Shale Drilling

A statewide interfaith organization has introduced questions of morality and climate change into the debate about Marcellus Shale gas well development. Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light today will issue a four-page “ethical analysis” that declares its opposition to development of … Continue reading

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Scientists Warn Cuomo of Danger to Drinking Water

Dozens of scientists, including four from the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo that it will be practically impossible for municipal drinking water systems to protect against chemicals used in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, also called hydrofracking. Their letter to the … Continue reading

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Water Contamination in Pennsylvania

Darrell Smitsky of Hickory, PA and Bob Donnan of Hopewell Township, PA discuss issues with their drinking water after Marcellus Shale drilling began.

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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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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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“What a frackin’ mess.” Editorial from the Daily Star

A review of the DEC’s proposals tells me that the agency realizes how risky and potentially disastrous fracking is. Otherwise, why would some of its revisions seem so stringent or limiting? Click here to read the whole article…

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Destroying Water…

Sometimes a scientist will communicate with technical jargon, sometimes with creative prose. Here is a powerful spoken-word piece by Dr. Sandra Steingraber. Humans have never destroyed water before this time, and hydrofracking destroyes massive amounts of it. What affect with … Continue reading

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