drill the bitch

May 19, 2010

The beast is circling and beginning to take bites, a variance here, a clearing there. Soon will come a train of trucks carrying the rig. Like a missile on parade in Red Square, it might as well have a hammer and sickle on its side. The bit will drive into the bone of Mother Earth and leave her contaminated. This will happen in front of those who allow it.

Those who refuse to sign a lease will soon be tied down and forced to witness the rape. If big gov and big gas have their way, eminent domain will be granted to those who pipe the gas. You thought you could make a stand? Not in Corporate America (the former United States).

See Companies seek eminent domain status to lay gas pipelines:


“Ugly Reality of Fracking”

April 19, 2010

Molly M. sent me this link. It is about a whistle blower and EnCana, among other things. Here are two short excerpts:

After her well water was contaminated by nearby fracking in 2006, Ernst decided to go public, showing visiting reporters how she could light her tap water on fire, and speaking out about Alberta land owners’ problems with the industry, especially Calgary-based EnCana. EnCana is Canada’s second biggest energy company (after Suncor) and is now also a major player in British Columbia, with hundreds of natural-gas wells in the province.

Ernst says she heard from “at least fifty other landowners the first year” she went public, and she continues to get calls. Groundwater contamination from fracking “is pretty widespread” in Alberta, “but they’re trying to keep it hidden.” Canada has no national water standards and conducts little information gathering about groundwater.

See the article here:


Yet another Public Meeting on April 7:

April 5, 2010

Dr. Tom Jiunta will serve as a panelist at the following event:

ADVISORY FROM JOE SESTAK, DEMOCRAT FOR SENATE

WEDNESDAY, 11 AM: Joe Sestak to hold public forum on Marcellus Shale development

MEDIA, PA – Recognizing that development of the Marcellus Shale requires an approach that is both profitable and protective of Pennsylvania’s natural resources, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Joe Sestak is inviting organizations and individuals with differing views on the issue to a public forum on Wednesday, April 7 at 11 AM at The Peace and Justice Center.

“I believe the Marcellus Shale should be developed to provide jobs and revenue, but we must follow the fundamental rule: Pennsylvania comes before energy company profits,” said Joe. “At this event, we will address questions from both sides of this complicated and often-contentious issue.”

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: Public forum on Marcellus Shale Development
WHO: U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11 AM
WHERE: The Peace and Justice Center, 63 N. Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

*There will be additional press availability upon request following the event.

Joe has long been an advocate for responsible development of the Marcellus Shale, which has the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs throughout Pennsylvania while pouring millions of dollars into rural economies. Acting on legislative language Joe introduced and helped pass last year, the EPA announced last month it would begin a $1.9 million study of the possibly adverse affects of hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” on water quality. Joe is a co-sponsor of the FRAC Act to repeal a Bush-era loophole that allows drillers to skirt the Safe Drinking Water Act.

For more information, contact: Jonathon.Dworkin@joesestak.com, (610) 891-8956


Yet another spill story:

March 24, 2010

Here is a developing story from Dimock, PA  by the WC Examiner: Drill site spill subject of investigation

Also from the WC Examiner is this story EPA initiates hydraulic fracturing study It quotes U.S. Rep. Chris Carney, D-Dimock: “Ensuring our community has safe drinking water in the midst of our natural gas boom is of significant concern to me and my staff and I welcome the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it will conduct a comprehensive study to review the effects of hydraulic fracturing.”

Yet Carney continues to be non committal regarding the Frac Act which would end most of the exemptions for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act. He’d rather “study” it for the next two years than empower his constituents to know what is being infused into, and spilled upon, his home town’s lands.