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Re: Pollution
« Reply #75 on: June 06, 2014, 01:58:40 pm »

                     

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Historic Federal Decision Finds West Virginia Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Companies Guilty of Damaging Streams 

Brandon Baker | June 6, 2014

Believe it or not, no federal court in the U.S. had ever ruled that high conductivity discharges from coal mines were harmful to streams until this week.  >:(

Everything changed with a historic decision in the U.S. District Court  for the Southern District of West Virginia that found two companies guilty of violating clean water protections. The decision was a result of a citizen lawsuit filed more than two years ago accusing mountaintop removal mines owned by Alex Energy and Elk Run Coal Co. contaminated waters in Laurel Creek and Robinson Fork with sulfate and other dissolved solids, adding toxicity to the ecosystem of aquatic creatures.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/06/west-virginia-mountaintop-removal-coal/
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Shocking Fracking Film ‘Unearthed’ to Premiere at UK’s Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Brandon Baker | June 7, 2014 9:00 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0NV-4VBU0&feature=player_embedded

Jolynn Minnaar had no intention of making a documentary exposing the evils of fracking. In fact, the Karoo, South Africa native viewed the arrival of a shale gas extraction industry as an exciting opportunity for development and employment in home district.

Her opinion changed after visiting the U.S.

Full story here:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/07/fracking-unearthed-documentary-festival/
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #79 on: June 10, 2014, 09:28:40 pm »
Bold Nebraska Director Jane Kleeb Explains the Science     Behind Climate Denial

Brandon Baker | June 10, 2014 4:46 pm | Comments

With a decision on Keystone XL postponed indefinitely, Jane Kleeb is busy advocating and campaigning against the pipeline proposal. Still, she took a few minutes out of her day for the recent rash of climate change deniers.

The Bold Nebraska director appeared on MSNBC’s Ed Show this week to explain why legislators across the country see it fit to challenge scientists and admit that they aren’t actually qualified to do so in the same sentence.

When guest host Michael Eric Dyson, an author and professor at Georgetown University, asked why so many Republicans are minimizing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, Kleeb provided a simple and honest answer.

“I would hate to say that it’s this simplified, but it is—a vast majority of their political donations come from big oil, big gas and big coal,” she said. “We’ve got to start kind of realizing that they are talking not for their constituents, not for carbon pollution that’s consuming the communities in their areas, they’re speaking for the people who are lining their pockets. It’s really that simple.”

Video at link:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/10/bold-nebraska-jane-kleeb-climate-denial/
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2014, 06:01:53 pm »
New York Assembly Overwhelmingly Passes Fracking Moratorium
                                                            


Brandon Baker | June 17, 2014 9:25 am     

New York’s general assembly passed a moratorium on fracking Monday with a sensible question in mind—why rush?

“We have heard from thousands of residents across the state about many issues associated with hydrofracking, and prudent leadership demands that we take our time to address all these concerns,” said New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. “We do not need to rush into this. The natural gas deposits within the Marcellus Shale are not going to go anywhere.”

The assembly passed a three-year moratorium of oil and natural gas drilling permits by an 89-to-34 count to allow for more time to study the environmental impact of the practice. The state has been under a fracking moratorium since 2008, with the most recent one passing in 2013. It would have expired in May 2015.


New York environmental groups and medical professionals don't want their communities to end up like the one pictured in Windham Township, Wyoming County, PA. Photo credit: Donald Gilliland/The Patriot-News

Full passage of the moratorium now depends on the New York State Senate and, ultimately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Associated Press reports that the Senate is unlikely to address the issue before adjournment later this week.

“We thank the Assembly for listening to the medical experts by overwhelmingly passing a moratorium on fracking to protect New Yorkers from the devastating health and environmental impacts,” Alex Beauchamp of Food & Water Watch and New Yorkers Against Fracking said in a statement. “Now, we’re urging Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate to stand up against the out-of-state oil and gas industry, and stand up for our state’s health, environment and long-term economy by rejecting fracking.”

Some environmental groups might not agree that more time is needed to study fracking, but they are glad their voices, as well as those of medical professionals, have been heard. In May, a lengthy list of doctors and groups like the American Lung Association in New York wrote a letter to Cuomo stressing the impact fracking has on nearby states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

“Oil and gas development utilizing HVHF [High volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing] involves the use and/or production of numerous toxic and hazardous air and water contaminants, a number of them known or suspected carcinogens,” the legislation reads. “Oil and gas development utilizing HVHF has also been associated with a range of adverse environmental impacts, including impacts to water and air quality, land and habitat, and community character.”

Dr. Sheila Bushkin of the Concerned Health Professionals of New York echoed the cautious optimism in the state that the moratorium will continue beyond next May.

“We applaud the New York State Assembly for its leadership in responding to the growing body of science demonstrating that fracking threatens public health and passing a three year moratorium,” Buskin said. “The science is clear that a moratorium on fracking of at least three years is the only responsible course of action, and the New York State Senate and Governor Cuomo should swiftly follow suit.”

http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/17/new-york-fracking-moratorium-senate/
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2014, 04:00:54 pm »
Princeton Study: Up to 900,000 Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Pollute Pennsylvania’s Air

Brandon Baker | June 19, 2014 11:22 am

http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/19/princeton-study-abandoned-oil-wells-methane/


Agelbert NOTE:
Move along, nothing to see here say people like Nicole Foss ("there's money to be made") and other happy-numbers-for-fossil-fuel EROI BULLSHIT ARTISTS. Hello Charles Hall.   

Guess who gets to pay this "externalized cost" for all those "cheap" fossil fuels that we NEVER demanded but were cleverly stuffed down our collective throats through propaganda and rip off subsidy laws that stifled renewable energy for over a century? NOT BIG OIL!!!


Big Oil is going to lie 24/7 saying WE demanded  all those "wonderful", "civilization improving" and "standard of living raising" and "population increasing" Fossil **** fuels! So WE-the-people have to "pick up" after those MINOR DETAILS that involved supplying us with all this "concentrated source of energy". That's just the Free **** Market in action, don'tcha know? What are ya, a Commie or sumptin'? We were and are just doing what YOU WANT us to do! We are your loyal servants supplying a NEED! No we aren't drug pushers!  ;) We are Oil men.  


 
Keep swallowing the LIES of the MKings of this world and keep allowing their profits that poison us are used to buy our government or sign here!

Details on how the Fossil fuels profit over planet SCAM of the century was perpetrated:
Hope for a Viable Biosphere of Renewables
Why They Work and Fossil & Nuclear Fuels Never Did


Published July 17, 2012. | By A. G. Gelbert

http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/07/17/hope-for-a-viable-biosphere-of-renewables/

Exposed: The 1950s mendacious pro-nuclear propaganda (that most Americans still wrongly believe) for MIC predatory corporate profit that building over 400 nuclear power plants during the postwar period was justified in order to make Weapons Grade Plutonium for "national security".




Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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Re: Pollution
« Reply #82 on: June 21, 2014, 01:14:23 pm »
Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees To Ignore Residents Sickened By Drilling



By Andrew Breiner on June 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/20/3451311/pennsylvania-frack-gag-health/
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #83 on: June 23, 2014, 03:44:49 pm »
Report Exposes Companies That Dumped 206 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Into U.S. Waterways  :P  >:(

http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/23/toxic-chemicals-waterways/
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #84 on: June 30, 2014, 06:38:03 pm »
BREAKING: Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking And Drilling 

By Katie Valentine on June 30, 2014 at 10:02 am


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/30/3454580/new-york-towns-can-ban-fracking/
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #85 on: June 30, 2014, 11:03:56 pm »

Monsanto was a BIG DEFENDER OF DDT just like it now defends GMO BT TOXIN and glyphosate (roundup herbicide chemically closely related to AGENT ORANGE!)  :P >:(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c&feature=player_embedded
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2014, 09:31:03 pm »
BROKEN GROUND
On the frontlines of a fractured landscape  :(  :P

SNIPPET 1:

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They then began to notice dead spots in the grass where cows had urinated.

Soil samples showed higher levels of strontium, a naturally occurring element usually trapped deep underground, elevated levels of chlorine and hydrochloric acid, commonly used in the fracking process — the first clue that fracking may have contaminated their groundwater.

The second clue was the sudden absence of algae, pointing to the presence of biocides often used in fracking fluids. The cows’ water is kept heated throughout the winter, providing an ideal environment for algae to grow — from time to time Howard had to remove the green muck from the troughs. “Last year he didn’t have to clean it out because the water was crystal clear. The algae were all dead,” Nielle notes.

Howard and Nielle say that their problems are not unique. But neighbours won’t speak out for fear their purebred animal or seed stock businesses will be perceived as tainted. The Hawkwoods’ outspokenness has already caused tensions with some of them.

They feel that we’re against them, and they won’t even talk to us in public. They actually walk on the other side of the street.

“They feel that we’re against them, and they won’t even talk to us in public. They actually walk on the other side of the street.”

Many people have quietly left the community, but word’s getting out about the problems, making it almost impossible for those left behind to sell their properties and move away.

The time is fast approaching when the Hawkwoods will have to make a decision. As grass starts to grow back after winter, patches of barren land are clearly more widespread than last year. Howard estimates they lost between one and two acres of productive land in each of the last two years.

“Now if this keeps up, I would imagine that within about 10 years, my ranch will not exist anymore,” he says.

SNIPPET 2: (a fossil fueler gets a bit of his own "medicine"...)

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After working around the world as an oil and gas engineer for more than 30 years, Dan Thomas knows a thing or two about the petroleum industry. His home in the Lochend area of Cochrane, Alberta, overlooks large cattle-ranching operations, small acreages, the distant Rocky Mountains and, in just the past three years, over 100 oil well sites.

Dan and his wife, Elaine, planned a quiet, country retirement after returning from the Netherlands, in a modest home connected to a small meeting space to rent out for business team-building retreats and meetings. But a drilling rig appeared 400 metres from the property just days before construction was slated to begin. “If I had had two weeks’ notice, I wouldn’t be sitting here,” Thomas says.

Things changed fast. The area went from one oil rig to 110 in three years, without stakeholder engagement or risk assessments.

An expert in the field, Thomas understands the processes. Modern, high-pressure hydraulic fracturing differs from technology used since the 1950s in one major way: pressure. Conventional fracking used water, chemicals and sand pressurized to about 700 pounds per square inch. Today, upwards of 4.5 million litres of fracking fluid and over 200,000 tonnes of sand can be pumped underground — all at pressures well over 10,000 psi.  :P

During the drilling process, the pressurized chemical mixture (known as “slickwater”) causes rock formations deep underground to fracture and open into fissures. Some injected chemicals travel back up, along with naturally occurring ones like benzene and ethylene. The unwanted, chemically laden water and the desirable oil or gas are supposed to be separated. But there are multiple opportunities for failure and release of hazardous materials, Thomas points out, including broken concrete well seals, improper handling and disposal of flow-back water and burning highly carcinogenic compounds.

VERY INFORMATIVE VIDEO by Dan Thomas on what FRACKING REALLY IS at the link!   

SNIPPET 3 (in regard to the LACK of environmental safeguards in Alberta) :

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There’s nothing that requires them to do a damn thing. There are no duties to protect the environment, there are no duties to use their powers, there’s no duty to enforce.


http://brokenground.ca/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRolua7LZKXonjHpfsX66OgpXaO3lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4CRcdlI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFS7jNMbZkz7gOXRE%3D
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #88 on: July 10, 2014, 01:44:34 am »
Upton is a pro fossil fuel POS that is the Chairman of GUESS WHAT?
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce!

http://webpages.charter.net/kazoobruce/DownWithUpton.xhtml
Do your part. Urge Representative (of fossil fuel FRACKING polluters!) to GO AWAY!  >:(
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #89 on: July 11, 2014, 01:36:11 am »

Use by year graph. Use of the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid over time. USGS data

Nature | Editorial

Be concerned


A possible link between neonicotinoid pesticide use and a decline in bird numbers is worrying.  :(


09 July 2014

http://www.nature.com/news/be-concerned-1.15516
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