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Pavillion, Wyoming Fracking Pollution Study Dropped By EPA, Investigation Turned Over To State


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

Cal
- 432 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it is dropping its longstanding plan to have independent scientists review its finding that hydraulic fracturing may be linked to groundwater pollution in central Wyoming.



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Winn Adams (191)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 7:45 am
Thanks
 

Winn Adams (191)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 7:45 am
Thanks
 

Teresa W. (681)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:12 am
noted, thank you
 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:20 am
Shame! What does the EPA actually do for their wages????
 

Mike S. (86)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:41 am
This move is most likely in order to delay any studies that may expose the true damage this process causes. Yesterday I posted a story about the release of a study by Jessica Ernst, a high-profile, Alberta-based environmental consultant. The 93 page summary is a real eye opener.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/761699980/3598994
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:12 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Constance F. (433)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:26 am
Well, that's just great. First the wolves, now fracking. Feds washing their hands clean and dumping it to the states. And if I lived in Wyoming, I'd be fairly nervous. " Wyoming officials have been skeptical about the theory that fracking played a role in the pollution at Pavillion, but Reynolds expressed confidence the state could lead the work from here. " UH huh.
 

Carol D. (109)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 1:46 pm
just shows they really do not want to give up fracking so the less people know about it the better

Noted thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:03 pm
Sadly Noted
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:30 pm
Another set back by the corporate science community to keep the people blind to its greedy lethal agenda!
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:50 pm
good posting, thanks
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:48 pm
Science Shmience! Who cares about pollution when there is $MONEY$ to be made?!? A**HATS!!!!

Just a few of the Chemicals used in Fracking: Now what could possibly go wrong when injecting these into the ground? Gee, I wonder how the Industry Paid for Report is going to turn out.....

Sodium Tetraborate 001303-96-4 Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increases Crosslinker
Boric Acid 001333-73-9 Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increases Crosslinker
Zirconium Complex 113184-20-6 Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increases Crosslinker
Borate Salts N/A Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increases Crosslinker
Ethylene Glycol 000107-21-1 Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent. Crosslinker
Methanol 000067-56-1 Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent. Crosslinker

Polyacrylamide 009003-05-8 “Slicks” the water to minimize friction Friction Reducer
Petroleum Distillate 064741-85-1 Carrier fluid for polyacrylamide friction reducer Friction Reducer
Hydrotreated Light Petroleum Distillate 064742-47-8 Carrier fluid for polyacrylamide friction reducer Friction Reducer
Methanol 000067-56-1 Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent. Friction Reducer
Ethylene Glycol

For a more complete list:
http://fracfocus.org/chemical-use/what-chemicals-are-used
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:44 pm
Fox watching the hen house?
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 2:13 am
noted
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 2:45 am
I wonder what blackmail is used here to frighten off the EPA. Unless the agency is full of mules, one would expect that it is staffed by people who really want to stop this kind of thing.
I have read an article where one of the states is going to pass a law that complaining about water quality will be treated as an act of terrorism. Maybe the workers at the EPA have been warned.
It's so much better to allow the Republicans in Congress to make these decisions as they would not be intimidated.
 

John S. (300)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:18 am
Thanks.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 12:45 pm
Anyone still believe that the EPA, the FDA and the USDA haven't been compromised? This reminds me of the fox investigating the coyote for the hen house grand larcenies.
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 1:50 pm
The only thing I don't understand about this, is
WHY don't they turn over their sheep to my canine relatives? Obama EPA shows how to make an altruism:

Or maybe religion is involved: Doller worship
Wyoming State's Rites [sic]: Cannibalism. Climate sacrifice. Water sacrifice. Sacrifice everything. Pray for a pocket full of dimes.

It's ok if i misspell dollar. the original was Thalers. Can't see from Mountains when you're looking under the Valleys.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:59 pm
So, the Environmental Protection Agency that was created to protect the environment is no longer doing so. I suggest a name change....Environmental Destruction Agency? All has been co-opted and turned upside down. But, don't stop speaking truth to power and keep signing those petitions and sending those letters and sharing.
 
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