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Something stinks... the drilling industry's attitude towards reasonable oversight.

By Alan Septoff

October 8, 2009

What do the recent Pennsylvania and Colorado examples of industry's attempt to suborn reasonable state drilling oversight demonstrate?

The need for federal regulation of drilling/fracking.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, regulation, pennsylvania, colorado, frac act, denver post


What's the big fracking deal? Toxic spills.

By Alan Septoff

September 25, 2009

UpdatedUpdate II.

While the natural gas industry maintains that stronger regulations aren't needed, its track record continues to prove otherwise.

On Tuesday, the Wayne Independent reported that three "substantial" toxic spills by a fracker have occurred in less than one week in Dimock Township, Pennsylvania.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, pennsylvania, dimock, cabot


Another violation of trust. Two PA fracking spills of who knows what.

By Alan Septoff

September 18, 2009

More proof that the FRAC Act is, contrary to industry claims, quite necessary.

 

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Tagged with: fracking, frac act, cabot, pa


Can we trust the frackers to set the limits? 160 organizations say "NO".

By Jennifer Goldman

September 18, 2009

Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Committee held the second of two hearings on Chairman Nick Rahall's bill H.R. 3534, the "Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act", which contains a number of modest reforms to the federal government's oil and gas programs.

The oil and gas industry, all too predictably, can be expected to fire back that any reform directed at their business is unnecessary, prohibitively costly to this multi-billion dollar industry, and could severely limit our nation's gas supplies.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, frac act


Utah needs federal mercury regulations for gold mines

By Bonnie Gestring

September 15, 2009

A recent U.S. Geological Survey revealed pervasive mercury contamination in nearly 300 streams nationwide. While national attention has focused primarily on establishing mercury pollution limits for coal-fired power plants, another major source of mercury pollution to our Western waters has been largely overlooked: gold mining.

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Tagged with: gold mining, mercury, usgs, fish


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