Work on fish ladder could begin in year – Sunbury Daily Item tries to make it controversial

Work on fish ladder could begin in year » News » The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA.

It’s becoming a trend.  Dying newspapers drum up controversy at every corner to sell more papers and create more viewers.  Instead of interviewing any engineers or biologists, or showing any plans, or talking with fishermen upstream (who would benefit from migration), the entire article is devoted to talking to fishermen who wait for trapped and confused fish at the dam spillway.  Nice reporting.  Great benefit for the nation’s most endangered river.  Geesh.

For anyone not familiar with the site of the fish ladder (proposed), it’s at the left in this webcam – at the gravel jetty.

Note:  The article misspells fabridam throughout!


Infrastructure isn’t just roads and bridges

Wall at sewage treatment plant collapses; drinking water not affected | Democrat and Chronicle |

When it comes down to it, air and water.  Air and water.

Categories: Susquehanna River

Gas done wrong

Pennsylvania and Fracking | Earthjustice.

Very slick interactive map for “fraccidents” in PA.  (Wish I would have coined that term.)

Adding Frack Water to Acid Mine Drainage?

It ordered a seventh firm to stop injecting “frac fluid” and brine it receives from drillers into an abandoned mine near Saltsburg in Indiana County, Pa.

This is a little publicized waste water practice.  Hard to even comprehend.  Abandoned mines seep water forever.  What is the thought behind mixing in frack water?  Unbelieveable.

via EPA Orders Fracking Drillers To Disclose Disposal Practices – Jeff McMahon – The Ingenuity of the Commons – Forbes.


Statoil says it could drill 17,000 Marcellus wells – Utica, NY – The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York.

To put this in perspective, the PADEP has permitted 7,198 Marcellus gas wells from 2005-present, for ALL companies.  This 17,000 figure is future wells for one company!

You ain’t seen nothing yet.  This makes a moratorium STILL a very relevant issue.

He declined to name the chemical foaming agent!

DEP says bentonite from Pa. gas drilling site could be linked to contamination of W.Va. creek

DEP says bentonite from Pa. gas drilling site could be linked to contamination of W.Va. creek.

Might as well just save this one.  We’ll be reading articles like this for years to come.   Sigh.