SourceWatch is highlighting a new video about the process pioneered by Halliburton to fracture rocks to access methane gas poses grave threats to human health and safety. The process, called "fracking" uses a cocktail of toxic chemicals and thousands of gallons of drinking water to open fractures in Marcellus Shale deposits to release methane, leaving behind thousands of gallons of spoiled water as well as documented contamination of aquifers. Especially as some companies attempt to use the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster to press for expanded drilling on land, we need Americans to learn more about the deep concerns about the proposed methane drilling from the St. Lawrence Seaway to coastal carolina.
Wyoming Fracking Community Report Illnesses Friday, August 20, 2010
An environmental group says four out of five people report respiratory problems in a Wyoming community where hydraulic fracturing may have caused water wells to become polluted. Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is petroleum industry technique that pumps large amounts of water, sand and chemicals underground at high pressure. The purpose is to open up fissures that improve the flow of oil and natural gas.
People in the Pavillion area in central Wyoming say their water reeks of chemicals because of fracking for gas drilling. The group Earthworks recently distributed a health survey to Pavillion residents. Of 16 responses, 13 people report respiratory problems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been investigating the well contamination.
It is happening all across America and now in Europe and Africa as well - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from a multinational energy conglomerate wanting to lease their property. The Reason? In America, the company hopes to tap into a huge natural gas reservoir dubbed the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground—a hydraulic drilling process called fracking—and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.
But what comes out of the ground with that natural gas? How does it affect our air and drinking water?
Toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses, and kitchen sinks that burst into flame. Are all being reported now. Below is a great Documentary about whats going on in America. Called "Gasland"
*** `Appalled' Pa. gov. shuts down reports on protests
After it was posted online, Powers sent Cody an e-mail saying that the bulletin was intended for owners, operators and security personnel associated with the state's "critical infrastructure and key resources."
Okay, terrorists go see films about clean and/or non-combustible etc. drinking water. lol
F*ck. It's like DHS confiscating water samples & reporter notes in the Gulf of Mexico (where people are vomiting blood or going to WalMart for over-the-counter rash medicines). The threat to homeland security appears to be... homeland security.
How Cheney's Loophole is Fracking Up America Posted: March 17, 2010 03:11 PM
Turns out that a lot more people living close to natural gas wells could light their water on fire. In fact, there was a documentary made about all this recently. Here's an excerpt from the film of another rancher that can light his water on fire.
Most of the natural gas drilled in the US uses hydraulic fracturing because it is the cheapest and easiest way to get it out of the ground. The chemicals used in the fracking fluid that is pumped underground is also exempt from the Clean Water Act, making it a lot easier to dance around environmental restrictions.
In 2005, at the urging of Vice President Cheney, fracking fluids were exempted from the Clean Water Act after the companies that own the patents on the process raised concerns about disclosing proprietary formulas - if they had to meet the Act's standards they would have to reveal the chemical composition which competitors could then steal. Fair enough, but this also exempts these companies from having to meet the strict regulations that protect the nation's freshwater supply.
Conspiracy Theory with Gov. Jesse Ventura "Worldwide Water Conspiracy pt1 of 3 Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:32
You are more than welcome to skip my vatic note and go right to Jesse Ventura's Videos and then come back and read these later along with the links. Between his videos and these research results I did a while back, you will have the most in depth understanding of just how big this issue really is and how they intend to use our water against us as they are already through the private companies. I never cease to be amazed at the planning of such a massive undertaking and what is involved in this massive an effort and the level of psychopathy required over many thousands of people to pull it off. .
Vatic Note: ALERT: this is very very serious and WAY WORSE THAN WE HAD IMAGINED. Please note the following as you watch the videos and read this report and keep these three words "Control" "privatization" and "depopulation" in mind. Bush/Cheney were the set up men in this scam, and this is what the "Hammer, under Obama and his banker handlers, will be". WATER, FOOD, AND AIR. Its absolutely critical for our very survival. I had another article www.grain.org/o/?id=102# that was very serious along similar lines that I tried to copy and paste and they would not let it happen, so I had to email it to a friend and have them print it out for me so I can reput into my system. That is the kind of harrassment I go through if they do not want what we have found put up. SO THIS MEANS, READ WHAT WAS BLOCKED www.grain.org/o/?id=102# AND WATCH THESE VIDEOS. Now I know what they are covering up with all this war, wikileaks etc... THIS IS A MUST WATCH NOW before its too late. Given the evil done prior to this, assures us this is no doubt along the same lines. First our food and now our water. Notice its nestle's and other corporations. Remember Bush and his 100,000 acres years ago, like in 2006, that he bought in Paraguay over the largest fresh water aquifir in the world. I stated then that this water was going to be the new oil wars. When are we going to take them down???
JUST HOW BIG IS THIS PROBLEM?
1. How many are there of these global "Water" groups are there that we did not know about? www.thirdworldcentre.org/evinculos.html (just a few of the many) , how long they have been dealing with this issue, and how well funded are these organizations listed and quoted below. www.thirdworldcentre.org/esomos.html (excerpt: "Its work is financially supported by numerous Foundations, bilateral aid agencies and multilateral development institutions" Rockefeller?, Ford?, Rothschild? who?) . Add on to this the attack on our DNA and the relationship we have that is vital, to our natural untainted water.
2. Notice the reports all coming from these well funded groups are arriving at exactly the same time.
3. Notice their recommendations are all the same. Price increase, added to carbon tax, universal health care and you see they have created a slave work force just for us to "survive" and not "live" for any future life beyond survival. That does not include their planned increase in gas.
"The Amazon Rainforest has been described as the "Lungs of our Planet" because it provides the essential environmental world service of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest." (Water is part oxygen) .......
"Fewer rainforests mean less rain, less oxygen for us to breathe"
5. Please remember, Bush and Moony bought hundreds of thousands of acres of land over the largest fresh water aquifir in the world years ago before he left office, I believe around 2006. www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/oct/23/mainsection.tomphillips en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaran%C3%AD_Aquifer Also remember shortly around that time Coors Beer bought land over that same fresh water aquifir. Corporations profiting off humans life sustaining water beeradvocate.com/news/846468 or how about Nestle's who moved their plant from the US to Mexico, but still has control over one of our sources of water for their bottled water??? www.nestlewatersco.com/chaffeecty/index.php?p=project_overview This is apparently going to become a war between the corporations and the People for those resources. And we get to pay for it with higher prices of their bottled water from "our" resources.
6. Please notice there are military personnel (500 marines) stationed on Bush's land for what? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariscal_Estigarribia
7. Notice the public in this country and I assume in other countries, through their elected representatives, have not been included in these various deliberations, discussions nor voting. Read this book if you get a chance to understand the implications of bankers and corporations taking over control of our life sustaining substance with our our having a say, its one of the most fundamental human rights on the planet since it truly only takes a few days to die from lack of water. www.thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&task=view_title&metaproductid=1674
8. Please note who the members of these various global groups are! CFR? www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/5016 Private Equity Investment firms such as the Carlyle Group, where Frank Carlucci, from Carlyle is a member of the PSI group dealing with global water issues and I suspect they finished what they were doing and these orgs than arose to shove this option down our throats www.psi.org/about_us/carlucci.html who may finance the building of the control structure this would require since publically controlled water doesn't need this kind of security???
9. Add this, with respect to water, to Senate Bill 510 vaticproject.blogspot.com/2010/04/vatic-note-major-alert-globe-is-under.html with respect to our food, and chemtrails with respect to air and you have a "perfect storm" of fascist global control over the very life sustaining substance for every living creature, that could serve as food on this planet. NO ONE IN THE WORLD SHOULD HAVE THAT KIND OF POWER OVER ANYONE.
As producer Michael Braverman announced yesterday, what was once an episode just dealing with schemes to profit off the Great Lakes has now expanded into a startling exposé of the dangerous toxins being added to our water by design. Now known as the "Worldwide Water Conspiracy," tonight's episode of Conspiracy Theory with Gov. Jesse Ventura will take on water privatization, false scarcity profit schemes, the effects of fluoride, lithium and uranium in drinking water and much more. "WORLDWIDE WATER CONSPIRACY" PREMIERES TONIGHT, FRIDAY DEC. 3 AT 10 PM EST / 9 PM CST.
Central Arkansas growing weary of relentless tremors December 24, 2010 -- Updated 1020 GMT (1820 HKT)
Earlier this month, the Arkansas Oil and Gas commission issued an emergency moratorium on permits for new disposal wells. The commission will ask for a six-month extension for the moratorium at a January regulatory meeting.
The state also will soon become one of a few to require companies to disclose the chemicals used in fracking fluid, the water-and-chemical solution used in high-pressure drilling operations, said Shane Khoury, deputy director and general counsel for the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission.
"I think everyone recognizes that there is an increased number of seismic events occurring in and around this area. If you look at the maps, at least circumstantially, there appears to be evidence that they may be related to disposal operations," said Khoury. "But we also know that this is an area that is historically active.
Victoria river mysteriously turns bright green December 30, 2010 – 9:03 am
VICTORIA — Horrified nature-lovers at Goldstream Provincial Park watched as the Goldstream River turned bright green late Wednesday afternoon.
The fluorescent green colouring appeared to start about 500 metres on the Victoria side of the entrance to the park and, over the course of an hour, the substance flowed down into the environmentally sensitive estuary.
What in the Fracking World: What the EPA Probably Won’t Be Telling Arkansans Monday January 3, 2011 3:57 am
Toluene is a volatile organic compound present in the fracking process that builds up in the freshwater drum (the kind of fish that died); this chemical is deadly for humans as well and will continue to make its way up the food chain and is probably already in your drinking water.
Canada's Top Judge Hired Suspected Criminal In Water War Crimes
This startling revelation, by the Globe and Mail, now explains the massive corruption in Canada's Court system related to the Water War Crimes because the owner of The Strategic Counsel, at the time, in 2000, was Allan Gregg who had been a director in W.C.W. Western Canada Water Enterprises Ltd. the company that attempted to acquire a bulk water export monopoly from Canada to the United States in contravention of the Canada US Free Trade Agreement, Canadian domestic laws and American anti-monopoly laws.
As a director of W.C.W.Western Canada Water Enterprises Ltd., Allan Gregg is presumed, at law, to have been one of the guiding minds of the corporate wrong-doing.
US government, corporations fight to keep fracking secrets Published: 01 December, 2010, 03:04
Fuller [Lee Fuller, the vice president of government relations with the Independent Petroleum Association of America] said public disclosure of the toxic chemicals pumped into the earth will only lead to public misunderstanding and panic...
In Louisiana several months ago, 17 cows grazing near a drilling site were found dead, after the fracking fluid run-off entered their drinking water.
'Toxic' gas blamed for drinking water coming out of taps which can be set on FIRE Last updated at 11:56 AM on 17th January 2011
Campaigners are calling for a ban on the extraction of 'shale gas' in the UK until potential environmental and human health risks have been properly assessed.
Exploitation of the natural gas in this country is expected to begin near Blackpool, Lancashire, later this month, but the Co-operative has raised concerns the process of extraction can contaminate local groundwater.
In the U.S., some residents in areas where drilling for shale gas is taking place can set fire to their drinking water and have become ill because of pollution by gas and chemicals, according to new documentary Gasland.
Although the industry argues that fracking is safe, there have been numerous documented cases of water contamination near drilling sites. Learn more:
* Fracking chemicals are toxic and can leak into drinking water when injected or contaminate water from spills or accidents. * Fracking produces hazardous wastewater, which can contain radioactive substances as well as toxic chemicals, making disposal difficult and dangerous. * Fracking requires miillions of gallons of water, which can deplete local water supplies. * Fracking can cause natural gas to migrate into drinking water sources, which can cause houses and wells to explode. * There have been more than 1,000 documented cases of water contamination near drilling sites around the country.
Factsheets * Why Franklin Should Keep Its Water System Public February 16, 2011 * Trends in Water Privatization November 29, 2010 * A Majority of Americans Support Taxing Bottled Beverages to Protect Clean Water October 23, 2010 * Priceless: The Market Myth of Water Pricing Reform September 29, 2010 * Has Water Privatization Gone Too Far in New Jersey? September 16, 2010 More...
Reports * Trends in Water Privatization November 29, 2010 * Priceless: The Market Myth of Water Pricing Reform September 29, 2010 * Bottling Our Cities’ Tap Water: Share of Bottled Water from Municipal Supplies Up 50 Percent August 12, 2010 * Not So Fast, Natural Gas: Why Accelerating Risky Drilling Threatens America’s Water July 14, 2010 * The Take Back the Tap Guide to Safe Tap Water July 1, 2010 More... www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/natural-gas/
New drilling method opens vast oil fields in US Thu Feb 10, 3:55 am ET
Oil engineers are applying what critics say is an environmentally questionable method developed in recent years to tap natural gas trapped in underground shale. They drill down and horizontally into the rock, then pump water, sand and chemicals into the hole to crack the shale and allow gas to flow up.
Because oil molecules are sticky and larger than gas molecules, engineers thought the process wouldn't work to squeeze oil out fast enough to make it economical. But drillers learned how to increase the number of cracks in the rock and use different chemicals to free up oil at low cost. "We've completely transformed the natural gas industry, and I wouldn't be surprised if we transform the oil business in the next few years too," says Aubrey McClendon, chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, which is using the technique. news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110210/ap_on_re_us/us_shale_oil
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