Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Global Energy and Shale Event

Monday, March 21st, 2016


From the Nothing Ever Changes Department

Monday, February 13th, 2012


Voluntary Fracking Chemical Disclosure Website

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

This is something new:  While the website is not yet completely built, if we are lucky, it will a breakthrough in quieting the fears about hydro fracturing.


Fracking Chemical Disclosure

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

From Reuters:

I cannot understand why so many in the gas industry fight the disclosure of the fracking chemicals they use and also fight federal (EPA) oversight.  There are companies that voluntarily list their chemicals, but the industry trade associations seem to be on the wrong side of this fight.

You can argue until you are blue in the face that the chemicals are safe and cannot affect the water supply 5000 feet into the ground. You can argue proprietary formulas.  You can argue that environmental extremists are helping to shape the debate.  But the people who live in the communities where the shale gas is drilled want assurances that their water supply will not be contaminated.  Fighting with them over their concerns instead of working with them will simply delay development.


The Marcellus Shale Formation Is Grabbing Attention

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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National Public Radio had a three-part series on natural gas in the US last week (“Rediscovering Natural Gas By Hitting Rock Bottom,”  You can read the transcript or listen.  It focuses on the deep gas in shale formations,  particularly the Marcellus field, but also does a good job of explaining the gas industry and its lack of clout in Washington.  Within the confines of a 20 minute presentation, that is.