March 11, 2010
New arrival to the Violations and Accidents vault : Talisman Energy – Fuel spill reported in Armenia Township
Check this out: Texas earthquakes may be linked to wells for gas mining
Here is a great letter sent to me as a comment. It is long and complex, but filled with golden nuggets of insight
Good update on the national political front: from Audobon
Today, Steve Corbett (WILK radio) related how EnCana Corporation was avoiding an interview. More on Encana in days to come I’m sure.
It is not just water contamination. It is also air. See the Split Estate movie to to find out what Ecana is really like.
March 8, 2010
At 7:00 pm on Friday, Andrew Byers of the Shaleshock Action Alliance will speak about the issues regarding natural gas drilling. Shaleshock is a New York State coalition of groups concerned about the environmental and community impacts of natural gas drilling into the Marcellus Shale. Andrew lives in Ithaca, NY and works as a botanist and cook.
This event is sponsored by Luzerne County Citizens for Clean Water. It will take place at the Kingston Township Municipal Building, 180 East Center Street, Shavertown.
The agenda is as follows:
I. The Marcellus Play
II. Shaleshock Citizen Response
A. Working group design
B. Current efforts
III. Water Monitoring and Community Science
IV. Local ordinances in PA (TCCOG reference)
V. Next Steps for communities
Shaleshock will coordinate an open space interest based group process that facilitates community networking and political engagement.
9:00 Closing time, and all those last minute conversations.
February 25, 2010
Peter Blanchard is a 2008 graduate of Dallas H.S. who is studying Journalism and Political Science at Ithaca College. He recently produced an online presentation about the FRACKING issue.
This is an interesting “collage” format which includes recorded interviews and visuals. The presentation moves from left to right. You can scroll moving your cursor to the right of the screen then click on the interviews as you encounter them.
There are three interviews Pete recorded: a lawyer, an activist, and an Ithaca City Council Alderperson. It is well worth the visit:
To Frack Or Not To Frack
The only note I wish to add is that the graphic showing the cross section of drilled earth has a label titled “SEAL”. This should not be interpreted as impenetrability.