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MARCELLUS SHALE REALITY TOUR

Legislators Tour Fracking Area

Videos by Scott Cannon http://gdacoalition.org On July 31st, 2011, a group of Democrat and Republican community leaders boarded a bus to travel an hour north to see, hear, and feel the negative effects of gas drilling.


 Dimock Day Trip

I drove to Dimock Pennsylvania to find out what's going on with the DEP and the EPA's investigation on the water well contamination alleged by Cabot Oil & Gas

The EPA Comes to Dimock 

U.S. EPA Says New Data Motivated More Testing of Dimock Wells
The U.S. was "compelled to intervene" and test water in Dimock, Pennsylvania, after data from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. showed hazardous substances in drinking-water sources, the Environmental Protection Administration said.

Gas Well Flaring 

Julie Sautner takes us to see a gas well flaring and talks about their current situation with water deliveries from the EPA. Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition. Some YouTube clips used by permission from YouTubers veraduerga and hammerfly. Recorded on February 17, 2012

Erupting Water Well 

State regulators are investigating the cause of high methane levels in three Susquehanna County water wells after residents reported gray or black sludgy water, and one home's well began to erupt water through its cap.

Shale gas may be dirtier than coal

PROF. ROBERT HOWARTH 

At the EPIC No-Frack Event at Ithaca College on 6/25/2011, Cornell professor Robert Howarth presents details of his study, which showed that natural gas from hydraulically-fractured shale deposits has as much or more global warming potential than coal.

Professor Howarth explains how his study differs from M.I.T.'s and the D.O.E.'s, including a comparison of the factors used to arrive at the numbers in each of the studies.

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International news report -

Earthquakes discussed at Youngstown City Council Meeting

A town in the US state of Ohio, far from any seismic activity, has experienced a string of earthquakes. Al Jazeera reports.

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Report: Natural Gas Insiders Question Feasibility, Profitability of Industry

Report: Natural Gas Insiders Question Feasibility, Profitability of Industry

Amy Goodman
Democracy Now
June 27, 2011


Newly disclosed figures and internal documents are raising fresh doubts about natural gas drilling in the United States. According to the New York Times, well-placed financial analysts and experts have circulated warnings about the feasibility and profitability of drilling in shale gas wells across the nation. An August 2009 memo from the firm IHS Drilling Data says, "The word in the world of independents is that the shale plays are just giant Ponzi schemes and the economics just do not work." Earlier this year, an analyst at PNC Wealth Management compared natural gas projects to the dot-com boom, saying, "money is pouring in" even though drilling is "inherently unprofitable." In another memo, a retired geologist for a major oil giant writes, "These corporate giants are having an Enron moment... They want to bend light to hide the truth." A review of more than 9,000 wells shows many wells are failing to meet industry projections, with just 10 percent recouping their estimated costs after seven years. Just 20 percent of wells in three highly regarded shale formations in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas are believed to actually be profitable. The previously undisclosed data could raise questions about whether companies are illegally inflating claims about the size and productivity of their wells. A former Enron executive who went on to work for an energy company compared the behavior of shale gas firms to his former employer, writing, "I wonder when they will start telling people these wells are just not what they thought they were going to be?"

Gasland has come to Ohio.....

Ohioans are starting to speak out against fracking as wells are polluted in northern counties.


FRACKING HELL

The Untold Story

A concise original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains?

With a gas production boom underway in the Marcellus Shale and plans for some 400,000 wells in the coming decades, the cumulative impact of dumping potential lethal waste without adequate oversight is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

NOW Interviews Josh Fox

NOW talks with filmmaker Josh Fox about "Gasland", his Sundance award-winning documentary on the surprising consequences of natural gas drilling. Fox's film—inspired when the gas company came to his hometown—reports on chronic illness, animal-killing toxic waste, disastrous explosions, and regulatory missteps.

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  Two Texas landowners talk about
Ohio's future with the gas industry

Texans were among the first to see their land engaged in shale development.  Full scale operations are now underway across the state.  A pair of Lone Star citizens, Tim Ruggiero and Calvin Tillman, are telling their story and pointing out what the future holds for those of us in the East where shale development is just beginning

The Paper Tiger

By Calvin Tillman

Tothose of you who have children, you have no doubt seen the movie, The Jungle Book.  In this movie the villain is played by the dreaded tiger Shere Khan.  Shere Khan was feared by all in the land except for the young child Mogli, who exposed Shere Khan's weakness, which was fire.  Shere Khan was of course what we call a paper tiger, which appears to be powerful, but is actually powerless and ineffective.

When I started dealing with the natural gas industry, I was initially intimidated by the size and wealth of the industry.  I soon learned that negotiating with them in this frame of mind, I would come up short.  The industry is poised to prey on those who are intimidated by them, and I had began to hear a number of horror stories regarding the industry and how they would threaten and intimidate those who would dare to question them.

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Leaving Gasland

By Tim Ruggiero

January 4, 2012 - Our ordeal living in Gasland has ended. All I can say about it, and all I care to say about it, is that “The matter has been resolved”. Read into that how you will, I'll say no more about it.

As my family and our animals begin our new life in Pilot Point, TX, where the air is clean, and the water supply free of drilling chemicals, I have been fielding a number of calls and emails about our new life. "So, you're moving?"..yes. "You sell your house?"...yes. "Who did you sell your house to?..*.the matter has been resolved.* "Oh". Someone asked if I felt we had ‘won or lost’, obviously looking for details. That got me to thinking.

Regardless of where one lives in Gasland, whether it is the urban setting or rural, I'm hard pressed to say that there is no such thing as 'winning,' only degrees of losing.


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RICK ROLES - FARMER

Rick talks about how gas drilling near his Colorado farm has impacted his health, his animals, and his farmland. He has dozens of wells near him, along withcompressor stations. He talked to a group in Vestal, NY on 6-22-11. His interview is followed by a presentation by Jeff and Jodi Andrysick of NY who produced a documentary called, "All Fracked Up" about the dangers of gas drilling and fracking and who sponsored this event.

How shale gas companies bilk land owners, share holders, politicians and residents and get away with it

James Northrup

June 29, 2011