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Drillers Illegally Using Diesel Fuel to Frack

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, fracking frack is whack, energy companies, healthconditions, protection, pollution, politics )

- 1773 days ago -
Fracking companies doctored records and hid the illegal use of the fuel, report says


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Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 12:21 pm

Kamia T (89)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 3:24 pm
Of course they did. There's absolutely nothing ethical, moral or defensible about how fracking is being done now. It's repugnant and needs to STOP!

John B (185)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 7:15 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Naveena Sadasivam. When the gas and oil industries regulate themselves this is what you get and the response from Energy In Depth just doesn't click. There's no federal and/or state oversight and that is the problem.
Read and noted.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 7:31 pm
The oil and gas industry is the only industry in America that is allowed by EPA to inject known hazardous materials -- unchecked -- directly into or adjacent to underground drinking water supplies.

This exemption from the Safe Drinking Waters Act has become known as the "Halliburton loophole" because it came about as a result of the efforts of Vice President Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force.

Before taking office, Cheney was CEO of Halliburton -- which patented hydraulic fracturing in the 1940s, and remains one of the three largest manufacturers of fracturing fluids. Halliburton staff were actively involved in review of the 2004 EPA report on hydraulic fracturing.

These Greedy Heartless Ones care less about who has clean drinking water, who will sicken and die, all that is of concern is making money. Again, Profits before People.

Krista Slavin (194)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 7:39 pm
This is not surprising. Fracking should be outlawed.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:28 am
Could it get any worse...

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:51 am
When it comes to making money these companies have no conscience and no social responsibility.

Margaret G (243)
Monday August 18, 2014, 1:36 am
If corporations are people, then they should be neutralized, so that they can do no more damage.

Frances Darcy (92)
Monday August 18, 2014, 4:47 am

Cinzia Palamara (13)
Monday August 18, 2014, 6:13 am
Thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 6:52 am
No more exploitation for selfishness

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:57 am
When will people wake up when there is no more clean water, trees, wildlife and air to breathe, than we will all be dead.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 18, 2014, 3:28 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Cal. Dandelion explained the Halliburton Loophole very well. I don't know what we can do to eliminate it; besides get a nationwide moratorium on fracking.

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 1:17 am
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