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EFU Film Fracking Hell - the Environmental Costs of the New US Gas Drilling Boom


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife )

Cal
- 539 days ago - theecologist.org
The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights



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Past Member (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:42 am
Thanks, get the word out.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:09 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Edo R. (71)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:15 pm
Thanks for sharing!
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:50 pm
Terrible! Thank You
 

Pogle S. (88)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:33 am
Very informative thanks
 

Lynn D. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:15 am
Thanks for info!
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:04 am
This cost is unaffordable for us all
 

John Gregoire (258)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:52 am
Good one-thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:21 am
It's like putting an earthquake in your backyard.
 

Tom Tree (247)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:12 am

SCARY STUFF !
Noted & Shared !
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (183)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:49 am
Mnie też jest przykro, tym bardziej, że i u nas tez chcą to robić.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:40 am
Noted & posted. If you want to know why there is an increase in water reduction in the lakes, rivers and aquifers; why there is increased pollution in the water systems around these sites including a large escalation of methane levels; look no further than Fracking.

The promise of large payouts and profits is only for the very few. For most it is nothing more than an illusion which leaves most people in a serious position with little to show for their sale.

It doesn't take into account the common ground or imminent domain claims of the Fracking industry being able and willing to annex your land because the natural gas deposit runs onto your property.

Also in Pennsylvania the majority of the land is owned by the few in many cases. Most wells will not yield anything. Most productive wells are productive only for the first two to three years. After that it amounts to just plain greed with little return.

Last but not least these people don't clean up their mess; don't admit their mistakes and generally lie to the public whenever possible just like Governor Corbett. Results and reparations are only achieved through expensive court costs.

The damage to the environment is irreparable. Pennsylvania will never be the same and the increase of respiratory and other serious physiological reactions are on a serious increase. Wait until the cancer rates escalate.

Fracking for the most part will not ensure American energy independence as per usual the "cheap" natural gas will go to foreign markets for huge profit while the American taxpayer is left with large court and cleanup costs.

I guess the disaster capitalists along with austerity economists won't be happy until they've killed us all. They are a virus that in its lust and avarice to achieve short term maximum profit kills the very source of its gains and everything on and in the host perishes. What will they do then; cannibalize each other?
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:43 am
Oh I should mention that Governor Corbett ensured that the wealth southern regions of Pennsylvania have been spared the fracking process. Will Governor Cuomo adopt the same policy in New York?
 

Philip Heinlein (472)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:22 pm
Somebody needs to tell the story, because the gas industry's version just isn't believable.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:39 pm
Noted. *Spam flagged. I recently read a report stating that Mexico is now drilling 1 mi. down to extract water. This previously was used as an excuse by frackers---that it would be impossible for us to extract water as far down as 1 mile. I was hoping to read more articles referencing this when writing against fracking, but none so far. Our water supplies are in serious trouble.
 
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