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Article in The Local Rag uses half-truths, lies and plain stupidity to promote oil drilling

I’m reluctant to use this word when describing the writings of others, because I’m sure it applies to mine from time to time, but this is just a stupid misunderstanding of the process. Continue reading

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Let’s put one of the oil industry’s great lies to rest once and for all: a list of 243 water wells contaminated by drilling activity in Pennsylvania

You’ll find this quote from former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson in pretty much every pro-drilling article ever written: “I’m not aware of any proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water.” If you’ve followed the EPA’s mishandling of … Continue reading

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The EPA is not testing to see if injection fluids are contaminating our water. We need to take responsibility for doing it ourselves.

Your tax dollars at work… Last month the federal Government Accounting Agency released a report on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program to protect underground water sources from the injection of fluids associated with oil and gas drilling. If you’re a … Continue reading

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We’re fracking in the dark. We need to know what we’ll find out when the light comes on.

We have frequently written about “unknown unknowns” — the long-term impacts of oil and gas drilling that we cannot anticipate. These include health impacts, water contamination, impacts on global warming, and so on. Drilling proponents often belittle these concerns, and … Continue reading

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A personal story: Terry Greenwood, Daisytown, Pennsylvania

My drinking water went bad in January 2008. It looked like iced tea. When I called the company, they said, “Don’t drink it.” Telling personal stories The oil and gas boom has been underway for a number of years in … Continue reading

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Study complete; Wyoming officials to meet with Pavillion residents on Thursday, June 12

The train wreck of an investigation into water contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming will take another lurch forward on Thursday when State officials meet with Pavillion residents to discuss the results of a long-awaited study on the cause of the contamination. Officials say … Continue reading

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A personal story: Carol French, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (with video)

Telling personal stories The oil and gas boom has been underway for a number of years in many locations across North America, and many stories have come to light about individuals and families whose lives have been personally affected. This post … Continue reading

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Mayflies, wastewater and the health of our natural water sources

The life of the mayfly is one of nature’s amazing stories. They spend their first three years under water in the larval stage, and then emerge for a quick but eventful run as adults, with wings and reproductive organs but … Continue reading

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A personal story: Steve and Jacki Schilke, Williston Basin, North Dakota

“I have gone from living in an agricultural community to living in an industrial area.”                               -Jacki Schilke Telling personal storiesThe oil and gas boom has … Continue reading

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An open letter from Lou Allstadt to Rex Tillerson

From time to time this blog reposts articles and letters that are relevant to our topic. Rex Tillerson: an icon of hypocrisy Today we have a powerful open letter from Louis Allstadt to Preserve the Beartooth Front icon Rex Tillerson. … Continue reading

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