Aug 29, 2012 by nothingofficial
Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pa, August 26– Senator Adriano Espaillat sponsors a tour for New Yorkers of several Pennsylvania hydrofracking sites owned by different companies which are exploiting the Marcellus Shale for its natural gas reserves with disastrous consequences, not least poisoning the water supply. Vera Scroggins of Citizens for Clean Air explains the frustrations of fighting the gas companies. Part One. Filmed by Liza Béar, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info: factracker.org, nepagasaction.org, shaleshock.org. See also Sean Lennon’s exquisite op-ed piece in the NYT August 27 2012. He and Yoko Ono have started a group called Artists Against Fracking. For an aerial view of hydrofracking see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQfCzZiF9a8&feature=colike
Aug 30, 2012 by nothingofficial
Susquehanna Co., Pa, August 26–The second stop at an industrial landscape on our visit was the Kass Gas Site on Howard Hill Road in Liberty Township, where two gas wells heads and water tanks are currently visible. Five million gallons of water laced with more than 600 highly toxic chemicals are used to fracture the Marcellus Shale and release the natural gas. These chemicals include methane, radium and uranium. The visit for New Yorkers who are combating a similar hydrofracking scenario in New York State was organized by Senator Adriano Espaillat and the tour guide was Vera Scroggins of Citizens for Clean Water. http://www.nepaagasaction.org. Filmed by Liza Béar
This is Part 2 of 4. See also ArtistsAgainstFracking for how to contact Governor Andrew Cuomo on this issue.
Aug 31, 2012 by nothingofficial
Susquehanna Co, Pa, August 26th 2012–Tammy and Matt Manning, residents on Route 29, Franklin Forks, Franklin Township, describe the impact of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale on their well water which, on testing by the DEP, was found to have 82 ppm of methane, a poisonous gas and major cause of global warming. In addition, their formerly pristine swimming hole now bubbles with methane. A council member from Great Battenborough refers to a local restaurant, Heavenly Angels, whose water is allegedly contaminated with 5 times the permitted level of arsenic. The contamination affects not only the local water but the food supply; antlers from the deer whose flesh has been consumed are propped on the front porch of an adjacent house ; in the coop, various breeds of chicken are drinking from a basin of contaminated water. Visit to Marcellus Shale sponsored by Senator Adriano Espaillat; community liaison Ben Schacter. Tour guide: Vera Scroggins of Citizens for Clean Air.
Part 3 filmed by Liza Béar. email@example.com. See also fractracker.org.