Posts Tagged ‘natural gas’

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Australian Politician Sets Methane-Laden River On Fire To Protest Fracking

 

 

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The EPA has been occupied by hostile forces who seek to poison America for fun and profit. These are crimes and outrages.

Horses are being born without the ability to swallow — and fracking could be to blame

 

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American Medical Association Calls for Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

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Armed robbery in Gaza – Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine’s stolen gas

Israel desperately covets Gaza’s gas as a ‘cheap stop-gap’ yielding revenues of $6-7 billion a year, writes Nafeez Ahmed. The UK’s BG and the US’s Noble Energy are lined up to do the dirty work – but first Hamas must be ‘uprooted’ from Gaza, and Fatah bullied into cutting off its talks with Russia’s Gazprom.

“The proposal was made in view of Israel’s natural gas shortage following the cessation of gas deliveries from Egypt”, reported the Israeli business daily Globes.

According to Globes, Israel had previously “refrained from ordering development of the Noa field, fearing that this would lead to diplomatic problems vis-à-vis the Palestinian Authority” as the field is “partly under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority in the economic zone of the Gaza Strip.”

“In the end, Israel decided to develop the Noa reservoir without any official agreement.”

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Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.

Dr. Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology, came to this conclusion after assessing the best available data and analyzing greenhouse gas footprints for both methane (including shale gas and conventional gas) and carbon dioxide over a timescale of 20-years following emissions.

 

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues

 

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health instructed its employees never to talk to residents who complained of negative health effects from fracking, StateImpact Pennsylvania reported Thursday.

 

Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees To Ignore Residents Sickened By Drilling

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“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
— Benito Mussolini.

 

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In a message “straight from the horse’s mouth,” a former oil executive on Tuesday urged New York state to pass a ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, saying, ‘it is not safe.’

“Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed,” Louis Allstadt, former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, said during a news conference in Albany called by the anti-fracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York.

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PETITION TO NPR

 

It might surprise you that one of NPR’s biggest corporate sponsors is the American Natural Gas Alliance, a front group for some of the worst polluters in America.* (MORE)

 

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Fracking Foes Cringe as Unions Back Drilling Boom

Unions put personal self interest above the common good.  Aquifers at severe risk of toxic pollution.  Greenhouse gases going up, up, up.

After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

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More evidence published…

Fracking Wastewater: Elevated Salts, Metals, Radioactivity

“It is clear that this practice of releasing wastewater without adequate treatment should be stopped in order to protect freshwater resources in areas of oil and gas development,” Vengosh said.”

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Actions Are Happening!

 

Find / Start an anti-fracking event here.

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This anti-fracking movie was passable, but conventional and obvious.  It commits the sin of repeatedly talking about the issue.  Battles of words are a bit light on the hard evidence.  With exposition-heavy issue films, many viewers are going to be turned off, and Promised Land’s ratings hover near the 50% mark – perhaps a glass half full?

The good thing about the movie is that it is the first to tackle the hydro-fracking pollution in a widely-released drama.  The crux of the problem is clear, but the contrived plot created around it is simplistic at times.

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