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Keeping up to date with what's going on in Fracking Hell.


Sandra Steingraber on Fracking

''Fracking destroys water. With no method to turn poisonous frack waste back into drinkable water, gas companies have resorted to pumping the waste back into t

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2 Replies · Reply by Moon Oct 30, 2014

Gaslands. The Movie.

With the whole Ukraine situation ratcheting up, and the threat to Europe's gas supplies from Russia becoming more likely, there are options being talked about. Like Iranian gas. Or putting a juggernaut behind Europe's fracking potential. Or importi

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Fracking Imminent in my Neighbourhood

Received this from a friend. I am copying parts of a PDF issued on

Extracts :

''Shale Gas, Tamboran Austral

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  • Thanks Beso. That is frightening about the quakes. How can they be let go on, these gas companies? I feel Fracking is like injecting a healthy patient (Gaia) with chemotherapy and forcing her to die. Here are a few recent videos from my local area. Many people are very determined to stop it but others are just sitting back like fools..

    My home is on a fracking list. The roads here are so narrow that 2 cars cannot pass so they would have to rip out the hedges and build huge roads for a start. They are trying to push fracking in our area first because it is poor, low population, few jobs, very rural...because they think we cannot fight and want money too badly. They may find out different.

    Here is something of concern for US citizens. Since the Ukraine 'unrest' Europe has been hinting at importing fracked US gas, and there is a rush on now in US to build Liquified Natural Gas terminals all along the east coast so that it can be shipped.


    As you know, Washington’s stated reason for this new rush to export the results of fracking is the new stand-off with Russia.
    LNG poses many additional health and safety risks above and beyond those that result from fracking.
    Because it is liquefied through cryogenic chilling, much fossil fuel energy must be expended just in its creation.  Typically, an LNG export terminal requires its own power plant just to transform the gas form of methane into a super-cold liquid.
    Second, LNG is a known terrorist target.  (LNG tankers require escort by gunship when they enter a harbor, for example.)  And, third, when it is revaporized upon arrival on the far shore of the ocean, flare stacks are required, which are highly polluting.
    All of these dangers and more are described in a one-page fact sheet on LNG, which Americans Against Fracking has just released

    In EU they are rushing through negotiations on treaties to facilitate this trade. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    An Irish doctor in Australia gives her account of health affects.

  • One of Oklahoma's biggest man-made earthquakes, caused by fracking-linked wastewater injection, triggered an earthquake cascade that led to the damaging magnitude-5.7 Prague quake that struck on Nov. 6, 2011, a new study confirms.


    Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.......................................................

    The geological agencies took action after the rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma outpaced that of even California for the first few months of 2014. (California regained the lead in April.)

    "The rate of earthquakes increased dramatically in March and April," Williams said. "That alerted us to examine this further and put out this advisory statement."

    Ongoing studies have found a link between Oklahoma's high-volume wastewater injection wells and regions with an uptick in earthquakes.

    According to the USGS, the number of quakes magnitude-3 and stronger jumped by 50 percent in the past eight months in Oklahoma. Some 183 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater struck between October 2013 and April 14, 2014. The state's long-term average from 1978 to 2008 was only two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger per year.

    If the earthquakes are caused by wastewater injection, then the activity could continue or decrease with future changes in well usage in the state.

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