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73,555. Shattering underground rock to get natural gas has opened up a hidden treasure trove. It’s also ignited a major controversy. (Fracking & Pollution & Gas & Earthquake) Fracking: Shattered Ground, PBS 2015
73,556. 750 chemical compounds are used in fracking fluids including carcinogens and air pollutants. (Fracking & Pollution & Gas & Earthquake) ibid.
73,557. Another problem: earthquakes. (Fracking & Pollution & Gas & Earthquake) ibid.
73,558. I do not think the health pieces are being adequately addressed, even within the current rules for the industry, and the processes do not enable us to look at the impacts either in the short term, medium term or long term. Dr Eilish Cleary, NB Chief Medical Officer of Health, CBC NB 6 May 2014
73,559. Most experts agree that impacts on water raise the greatest environmental concern from shale gas development. (Fracking & Water & Gas) Council of Canadian Academies Report of 16 Canadian and American Scientists, Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada, May 2014
73,560. Our country will have drilled and fracked our way down a blind alley (with huge associated economic and environmental costs) for a short-lived energy boom. (Fracking & Gas) David Hughes, former Scientist Geological Survey of Canada
73,561. Just because we can carry out this activity does not mean we should ... Unconventional gas fracking has the potential to have catastrophic effects on our environment and economy. (Fracking & Gas) Jerry Dias, UNIFOR President – Canada’s largest energy union, November 2013
48,453. The process of fracking came about in the late 1940s ... You pump the water down the well under phenomenal pressure to fracture the rocks ... There's 5% of this chemical cocktail ... What they don't know is where it's going to go. (Oil & Gas & Fracking) Ian R Crane, interview Richplanet TV
48,454. 64% of England is sitting over shale gas or coal-bed methane. (Oil & Gas & Fracking) ibid.
48,455. Right now we’ve got a major propaganda PR campaign being mounted by the government and the corporations. (Oil & Gas & Fracking) ibid.
132,496. It is 6 years in 11 days since the moratorium on fracking, unconventional gas exploitation, was lifted in this country. How many fracks have we had since that date? … One … How many earthquakes have been triggered? … 36 seismic events. Ian Crane, Democracy in Chains, Alternative View Conference 9.1
48,707. Nobody disputes that cheap natural gas would be a good thing for the economy. The question is, is this a sustainable new development that can be counted on for decades to come, or simply a ‘bubble’ brought on by a land grab and drilling frenzy? (Gas & Fracking) Jeff Goodell
48,672. I’m not a pessimist. I’ve always had a great deal of faith in people that we wouldn’t succumb to frenzy or rage or greed. That we’d figure out a solution without destroying the things that we love. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) Josh Fox, Gasland 2010 *****
48,673. ‘Hydraulic fracturing have been characterised as environmentally risky and inadequately regulated. Press reports and websites alleging that six states have documented over 1,000 incidents of ground water contamination resulting from the practice of hydraulic fracturing - such reports are not accurate.’ (Gas & Energy & Environment & Water & Hydraulics & Fracking) ibid. evidence to sub-committee on Energy & Minerals
48,674. In 1972 Richard Nixon signed the clean water act into law. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Water & Facking) ibid.
48,675. One day I got a letter in the mail; it was from a natural gas company. The letter told me my land was on top of a formation called the Marcellus Shale which stretched across Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. And that the Marcellus Shale was the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. I could lease my land to this company and I would receive a signing bonus of $4,750 an acre. Having 19.5 acres that was nearly $100,000 there in my hand. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,676. The 2005 Energy Bill pushed through Congress by Dick Cheney exempts the oil and natural gas industries from the Safe Drinking Water Act. They were also exempt from the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Superfund Law and about a dozen other environmental and democratic legislations. (Gas & Energy & Oil & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,677. The method of gas drilling they used is called hydraulic fracturing ... Like a mini-earthquake ... A mix of over 596 chemicals. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,678. Shortly after their well was drilled their water started bubbling and fizzing – it turned out to be natural gas. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,679. I’d heard reports of oil and gas waste-water known as produced water, the water that comes back up out of the ground that’s contaminated with the fracting fluids being dumped illegally on to fields and into streams, and I’d heard of workers who had chemical burns on their hands and faces. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,680. I was starting to compile a list of things that could happen in Dimmock: water trouble, health problems, hazardous explosive conditions inside the house, destruction of land ... A total loss of normal life. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,681. There was no-one for them to complain to. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,682. [lights drinking water from tap] Jesus Christ! (Gas & Energy & Environment & Water & Fracking) ibid.
48,683. The Whistleblower: Weston Wilson – In 2004 the EPA was investigating water contamination incidents due to hydraulic fracturing across the country, but a panel rejected the Inquiry stating that although hazardous materials were being injected underground the EPA did not need to investigate. Weston Wilson, a twenty-year veteran of the EPA, wrote a letter to Congress objecting. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Whistleblower & Water & Fracking) ibid.
48,684. Energy Police Act of 2005: The Halliburton Loophole to the Safe Water Act. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Water & Fracking) ibid.
48,685. Glycol Ethers eat the membrane inside the filters. (Gas & Energy & Water & Fracking) ibid.
48,686. Of all the [chemical] water that goes down only about half of it comes back up. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Water & Fracking) ibid.
48,687. Evaporation Sprayers ... In flow-back pits the water is sprayed into the air ... They create ozone hazardous air pollutants and they fall down in the form of chemical or acid rains on the grasslands. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Water & Fracking) ibid.
48,688. Theo [Dr Colborn] has identified 596 different chemicals in 900 chemical products. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,689. I tried to keep anger and sorrow at bay. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,690. I wanted to get out of Gasland as fast as I could. But there was nowhere to go ... Everywhere I went it was the same story. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,691. I’d seen these condensation tanks everywhere all across the United States. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.
48,692. Industry has leased hundreds of thousands of acres within the New York City watershed and the Delaware basin. (Gas & Energy & Environment & Fracking) ibid.