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Things you would never want to drink …

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

 

The heading of this post is from a spokesman for a gas industry lobbying group.  He completes the quote by implying that the fluids won’t make it into potable water supplies.  Oh man.  How many times will we be fed this one.

via House Democrats Say Hydraulic-Fracturing Fluids Contain Toxic Ingredients – WSJ.com.

The entire report from the House Energy Subcommittee Minority (Democrat) Office is here.  Educate yourself.  You won’t read this in PA.

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The Halliburton Loophole

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

As the government continues to shrink and corporations begin to expand, its only natural that even corporations with as checkered a past as Halliburton be welcomed into the Rust Belt with open arms. 

“Few things in life are more important then clean water and few responsibilities of the federal government are more important than protecting clean water. We hear of contamination, but the EPA is powerless because of the Republican Congress and Dick Cheney’s loophole,” said (Senator Frank) Lautenberg.

Remember the secret Bush-Cheney energy hearings?  They exempted fracking from the Safe Drinking Water Act.  They did so based on perpetuating the LIE that the fluids pumped into the ground STAY THERE. The Halliburton loophole can be closed by passing the FRAC Act.

You can understand how people can have various opinions on certain environmental consequences, but safe drinking water?  Really?

It’s Not Water

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Note that the post doesn’t read Frac Water, which is what the industry has successfully named it!

The Safe Water Drinking Act requires drillers to obtain a permit to use diesel fuel in a mixture of water, brine and sand that they inject into the ground in the fracing process. However, diesel is the only substance for which drillers must seek a permit: http://www.ewg.org/files/EWG-2009drillingaroundthelaw.pdf

It’s not water folks. Let’s change this label so we can debate it honestly. he “water” that is used to frac the wells is not really water anymore.It’s a much more complex compound. It’s now a fluid that contains water. Just like beer is not water. It’s laughable, almost.

Considering this frac fluid is now being dumped in our rivers and streams, it seems like we deserve to know what is in it.

Contact your Federal Representative and Senator and plead for their support for this bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2766