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Analysis Finds Offshore Fracking Industry Pumping Toxic Wastewater Into Coastal Waters


Environment  (tags: fracking frakck is whack, environment, destruction, water, pollution, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat, conservation, ecosystems, world, politics, protection )

Cal
- 278 days ago - ecowatch.com
Citing the use of hazardous hydraulic fracturing chemicals and the release of oil industry wastewater off California's coast, the Center for Biological Diversity yesterday called on the Coastal Commission to halt fracking for oil and gas in state waters a



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Sue H. (7)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:52 am
Thank goodness for the Center for Biological Diversity! The Greedocracy at work poisoning our oceans. :(
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:48 pm
Noted. Seems like fracking's just poisoning everything it touches. But the current administration is proudly saying that we are "almost off foreign oil." Really?! Is it really worth contaminating so much of our country and oceans to acquire dirty energy? It would've absolutely been a boon to the jobs market to have spent the past several years investing in "clean, green" energy, rather than the status quo toxins.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:43 pm
Noted , bad !!
 

Ben B. (39)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:37 pm
Agreed, Sue & Lois. If companies are allowed to pursue profits without environmental protections or government supervision, the reported practices will continue. Not surprising that the pursuit of dirty energy requires dirty methods to extract. Thanks for posting Cal.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 9:13 pm
Thank you for the news! We have to add to that toxic mix the radioactive waste from Fukushima which has come to the shores of the U.S.!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 9:16 pm
I agree with everyone. We have to write the President and demand that he think about the legacy he is leaving for his children and grand children along with the rest of the children of the nation. Was he consumed by the toxic greed of corporate capitalism or was he a con man? I don't understand. Perhaps, Michelle is the one we need to send petitions to, so she may drag him out of that ivory tower and into the light of day.
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:02 am
noted
 

John S. (300)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 2:18 am
Noted.
 

Frances Darcy (217)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 2:56 am
I agree with all the above comments...
 

ewoud k. (73)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:12 am
Anyone surprised by this news?

It was obvious things like this would happen, and that's the (one of the-) reason(s) fracking should be stopped.

Thanks Cal!
 

Arielle S. (316)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:14 am
It appears that starfish are dying in massive numbers in CA - their limbs just fall off. I'm so sure that all these chemicals have nothing to do with it.... duh, they have EVERYTHING to do with it. What is wrong with people that they allow this to happen? Logic and common sense do not seem to reach the gas companies - perhaps we need stronger messages...
 

Kathy Bergquist (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:17 am
Noted & signed. Thanks.
 

Tom Tree (256)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:28 am
NOW This is F***NG UNBELIEVABLE !!!
Will this MADNESS EVER END !?
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:28 am
Thanks Cal!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:03 am
They were just following orders.
 

Caroline Liddell (11)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:23 am
Arielle-your comment about the starfish literally disintegrating along the coast of California is truly alarming!Starfish are incredibly resiliant creatures that can regenerate an entire new clone from one sliced-up piece,(as fishermen who were trying to eliminate them found out to their grief!)Now these amazing animals are simply falling apart?Between the dead zones in the ocean,the toxic algal blooms,and the floating continents of garbage that are killing our seabirds and fish,is anyone REALLY surprised that all fishermen are finding in their nets these days is toxic jellyfish?Its not much better on land.Our bees and butterflies are dying.Birds,bats,frogs,and other amphibians are following them.Moose are mysteriously dying off in droves.Oh-and humans? One in three of us can now expect cancer in his or her lifetime.Yet the poisoning of our planet proceeds merrily along! And the people who try to stop it are labeled"eco-terrorists"-while the REAL "ecoterrorists" laugh all the way to the bank(which they own,too!)
 

. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:33 am
Fracking needs to be stopped. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Sheila S. (62)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:44 am
“... said Emily Jeffers, a center attorney. 'Our beaches, our wildlife and our entire coastal ecosystem are at risk until the state reins in this dangerous practice...'Because the risk of many of the harms from fracking cannot be eliminated, a complete prohibition on fracking is the best way to protect human health and the environment,” the letter says."
'Nuf said!!!
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 11:41 am
Noted. TY Cal
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:20 pm
Noted & posted
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:25 pm
Noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:28 pm
caroline liddell says it all. Thank you.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:45 pm
Kudos to the Center for Biological Diversity for taking action.The arrogance of the fracking industry is beyond belief.Did they think they get away with just dumping the toxic waste into the ocean? They have no obligation to reveal which of the posble 200 chemicals they are using and probably confident that the waste can't be traced to them, but the right judge might wake them from their dreams and order them to pay for the damages done to the area and its wildlife.
 

GGmaSheila D. (154)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:22 pm
Sadly, this isn't surprising...except to those who believe all the lies of Big Oil & Gas. Even the GOPTP couldn't be that dumb...except Palin & Bachman. Too bad Obama will probably allow the Keystone pipeline and not do anything to stop drilling, fracking, and mining blowing up our mountains.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:58 pm
Great...just what we don't want or need. Thanks Cal
 

Betsy Bee (1043)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 2:37 pm
Shocking and sad.
 

Madeline L. (1)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:12 pm
what can one say? I'm speechless!
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:05 pm
noted,signed & all the rest
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:08 pm
Outrageous
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:18 pm
sad
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:19 pm
thank you
 

A F. (130)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 6:49 pm
Friends don't let friends frack.
 

Anne F. (17)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:52 pm
Time to make the extracting industry pay for the monitoring. using oil sands is no excuse for pollution.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:59 pm
Glad there are watch dogs out there to catch these crooks and violators.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:54 am
Disgusting and despicable.
 
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