Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Some more than others

“I get why folks are fighting up here.” one said. “You can see clear to the bottom.”

via Fracking America: We All Bear the High Cost of “Cheap” Natural Gas | Commentary | SoCal Focus | KCET.

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: ,

35 minutes per permit

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment


AP: Pennsylvania is approving gas drilling permits with scant review –

“What these depositions reveal is that the state is doing next to nothing in approving permits, even in the Delaware River basin, even in high quality watersheds, even in the wild and scenic river corridor,” Yeager told The Associated Press. “All together, they are spending less than 35 minutes in approving these $5 million industrial sites that have the ability to pollute the water that’s relied upon by (millions of) people. It is unconscionable.”

Nothing but a rubber stamp.


Categories: DEP, Uncategorized Tags: ,

When rich people do good things with their money

April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Advanced oxidation technology to help eliminate chemical use during hydraulic fracturing operations – WaterWorld.

Maybe Drew Bledsoe found a true calling – rescuing Appalachia from big gas and the frackers!  Yes, this is the former NFL quarterback.

Fracking the desert – seriously

March 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Karoo is about to get fracked.  And there ain’t a damn thing anyone is gonna do about it.  Royal Dutch Shell is about to bring some prosperity to that arid little corner of the world.  But, don’t worry:

Shell South Africa chairman Bonang Mohale says the latest technology will be used to avoid contamination.

Here’s a future well pad dweller in Karoo:

Story time with Big Gas

March 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Discussing the need for energy companies to publicly disclose the chemicals they are injecting into and then extracting from the ground, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar: “So we are engaged today … in a conversation with industry …”

The full article is here, but this sums it up:

But he wouldn’t say whether Interior will move ahead with a rule to compel disclosure. “We are looking at it,” Salazar said, noting “active conversations” with the industry and others.

It seems to me that we are on our own.  The government and the corporations have been successfully merged.