Train Derailments Another of Fracking’s Problems by Walter Brasch

POV: Across Spuyten Duyvil Creek from the scene of the terrible train derailment this morning. (Under the Henry Hudson Bridge)

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
January 24, 2014

The derailment of a 101-car CSX freight train on a bridge in a densely-populated part of Philadelphia this past week should be yet another warning to politicians who have become cheerleaders for oil and gas fracking.

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New Jersey is Fracked by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
November 19, 2013

At the time New Jersey established a ban on fracking, it seemed symbolic, much like the moratorium in Vermont, which has no economically recoverable natural gas; the Marcellus Shale, primarily in New York and Pennsylvania, doesn’t extend into New Jersey.

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An Injunction Against the Truth by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
October 26, 2013

Fighting for Our Lives

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Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013. Vera Scroggins, a retired real estate agent and nurse’s aide, was in Common Pleas Court for Susquehanna County, Pa., to explain why a temporary injunction should not be issued against her.

Before her were four lawyers and several employees of Cabot Gas and Oil, who accused her of trespassing and causing irreparable harm to the company that had almost $1 billion in revenue in 2012. They didn’t want her on their property they owned or leased in the Marcellus Shale.

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Frackdown Day: Worldwide protest to end shale gas extraction + Romania villagers resist US energy giant Chevron

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RT on Oct 19, 2013

Global Frackdown Day is on – Saturday marks a worldwide protest, uniting all activists who want to put an end to shale gas extraction. ‘Fracktivists’, as they’re called, are urging their governments to stand up to the oil and gas lobby. However, in Britain the authorities see things very differently… Prime Minister has become a vigorous advocate of the risky technique, as Laura Smith reports. So why exactly are environmentalists so concerned about this particular form of oil and gas extraction? For more on this RT is joined by Vanessa Vine – she’s an anti-fracking campaigner for Britain and Ireland Frack Free group

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Greg Palast: The Halliburton Loophole + The Stimulator: Mi’kmaq Blockde

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with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
October 16, 2013

TheRealNews on Oct 15, 2013

Greg Palast: Signs of radioactivity should be no surprise since Halliburton spent $25 Million to be excluded from Clean Water Act regulating fracking.  Continue reading

Fracking–Britain’s Next Revolution by Lesley Docksey

by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 21, 2013

Balcombe, UK

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‘Water, water everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.’
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

At long last Britain is discussing and objecting to fracking – or we would be if the general public had access to accurate information.  As it is, Prime Minister David Cameron is going all out to promote a country-wide embrace of shale gas.

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The Stimulator: Capitalism Will Save The Planet

Make Capitalism History *

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http://www.submedia.tv/

This week:

1. North Pole Freakout
2. Global Warming Greening the Planet
3. Obama’s strip tease
4. Dick Branson’s Plan B

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Shift — Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis + Coalition Of The Willing

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A film by brother/sister duo, Sam and Kate Fulbright to take a closer look at what climate change really means in the United States, and dive beyond the daunting numbers and graphs to meet the people and communities effected by the problem of climate change.

Learn more about getting involved at ShiftTheClimate.org

Follow us: Facebook: /ShiftTheClimate, Twitter/Instagram: @ShiftTheClimate

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Gasland 2 + Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of Psyops

American Gasland

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http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/

Updated: July 24, 2013

A Partial Peek At Gasland Part II (no longer available)

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‘Putting People over Profits’: The Fight Against Fracking by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
July 13, 2013

"People over profit!"

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Pennsylvanians want to put a moratorium on fracking.

And it’s not just a few thousand, but a majority of the state’s residents.

Pennsylvania lies in the heart of the Marcellus Shale, possibly the most productive shale for gas in the country.

A joint University of Michigan/Muhlenberg College study reveals that only 49 percent of Pennsylvanians support shale gas extraction and 58 percent of all Pennsylvanians want the state to order “time out” until the health and environmental effects of fracking can be fully analyzed. That same study revealed that 60 percent of Pennsylvanians believe fracking poses a major risk to ground water resources, only 28 percent disagree; 12 percent have no opinion.

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Fracking America’s Food Supply by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
June 7, 2013

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Fracking—the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food.

The cocktail soup required for each well requires about two million pounds of silica sand, as much as 100,000 gallons of toxic chemicals, and three to nine million gallons of fresh water. There are more than 500,000 active wells in the country.

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Only You Can Prevent Fracking by Peter Rugh + Frack Fact by Walter Brasch

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Forward On Climate Smokey

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
First published at Waging Nonviolence, May 7, 2013
May 9, 2013

SMOKEY THE Bear thought he smelled a fire in the woods. But as he approached the clearing and saw a giant derrick jutting out into the sky, he realized that what his nose had picked up was the scent of hydrocarbons. It was another piece of evidence that the increasingly widespread method of oil and gas extraction known as fracking was poisoning the environment that he and his human friends depend on. He decided something must be done.

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Pennsylvania: You Are Fracked by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
April 22, 2013

The history of energy exploration, mining, and delivery is best understood in a range from benevolent exploitation to worker and public oppression. A company comes into an area, leases or buys land in rural and agricultural areas for mineral rights, increases employment, usually during a depressed economy, strips the land of its resources, creates health problems for its workers and those in the immediate area, and then leaves.

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Fracking records unsealed in Pennsylvania by Betsey Piette

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Stop the Frack Attack

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by Betsey Piette
www.workers.org
March 26, 2013

Philadelphia  — Since 2005, a provision of the federal Energy Policy Act popularly labeled the “Halliburton Loophole,” allowed the giant corporations profiting from drilling in major shale formations across the U.S. to withhold information on the hundreds of potentially toxic and carcinogenic chemicals that make up fracking compounds. The law provided them protection for “trade secrets.”

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