Damning New Letter from NY State Insider: 'Hydraulic Fracturing as It's Practiced Today Will Contaminate Our Aquifers' | | AlterNet.

Geologists say Ohio quakes directly tied to fracking.

The Year In Fracking: Who Was Naughty, and Who Was Nice? | Food & Water Watch.

The Fracking Industry Has Bought Off Congress: Here Are the Worst Offenders | | AlterNet.

Exporting Natural Gas

This story is from the conservative Wall St Journal that has no problem with fracking (or really the big effect it has on the market).  My comment:  the ones promoting fracking for natural gas say that it is the way for the US to overcome its energy dependence on Middle Eastern countries.  Yet what will really happen is the exportation of all the natural gas because it is worth more overseas.  Keep it in mind.  The only ones benefiting will be the oil and gas companies–the ones who spread the lies, I mean propaganda.

Enviromental Regulations

Posted: December 6, 2011 in Fracking

What would life be like without the Halliburton Loophole?

North Carolina has strong regulation against polluting the water supply.  Let’s keep it that way.

Did fracking kill Dunkard Creek?

Posted: December 5, 2011 in Fracking

Did fracking kill Dunkard Creek?

Let’s keep fracking out of NC so this doesn’t happen here.

The Economics of Fracking

Posted: November 22, 2011 in Fracking

Deborah Rogers’ lecture on the economics of fracking.

It is 36 minutes, but well worth watching.

Key points:  Shale gas reserves are a lot less than the earlier estimates.  New wells are dug without there being proof that they will produce.  Asia is the one behind the push for natural gas–they are going to buy it from us (so much for America’s energy independence).  Natural gas prices will go through the roof due to exportation and with that, natural gas is no longer a cheap alternative fuel–we will have higher prices and low supplies.

The economics of the environmental degradation have met the economics of the natural gas energy.  Now we are impacting the environment more than the benefit we get from extracting natural gas from shale reserves.

The NC House has called a special session for 8 PM on Sunday, November 27th–the weekend after Thanksgiving.  They are going for the override–especially since many legislators will be away for the holiday.

Please call your legislator in their home district office by Wednesday, November 23 to tell them that S709 is dangerous for NC and will not bring the jobs to NC for many years.  Ask them to vote NOT to override the veto of S709!

Here is the link to look up your representative to contact him/her:  NC General Assembly.

It may be best to call both the home and office numbers since it is holiday this week.

Gas Pipeline Explosion in Mississippi

Posted: November 22, 2011 in Fracking
Tags:

Update: 20-30 families displaced after gas pipeline explosion.