Here’s a great song & video on hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking), a relatively new method of obtaining the “clean fossil fuel” — natural gas. Check it out & enjoy 😀
A team of Duke University scientists, analyzing shallow groundwater sources in a region of Northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York, has found that levels of flammable methane (CH4) contamination increased when those water supplies were nearest natural gas wells. The study/analysis is the first to find physical evidence of the connection.
Between 2005 and 2009, oil and natural gas companies operating in 14 states injected hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic and/or carcinogenic chemical into natural gas wells, according to a recent investigation conducted by three House Democrats* and made public on Saturday.
Arkansas has been rocked with earthquakes and now scientists are investigating their relationship to earthquakes, as two natural gas companies have agreed to temporarily suspend use of injection wells in central Arkansas where earthquakes keep occurring. The high-pressure wells are used to dispose of waste water from natural gas drilling. The two drilling operations are Chesapeake Energy and […]
This is a story I think I’ve touched on in the past on here and surely one I will be covering continuously in the next month or so. It also inspires a ton of ideas in my head for where the environmental and climate action movement should be headed and where I think this blog, […]
Arkansas is now seeing a ton of earthquakes in what is the continuation of an “earthquake swarm” that has been occurring over the past couple of years. The cause is unknown, but could very well be from hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in the area. Additionally, this was a leading possibility for why the area saw […]