APRIL 1: Dozens of water samples collected in Dimock show no indication of being tainted from gas well hydro-fracturing activity, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.
However, just a few weeks ago, the DEP announced that drilling by a natural gas extraction company, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., caused methane contamination in private water wells.
Hydraulic Fracture: Precise or Imprecise? Txsharon's incriminatingly important post on Bluedaze Wednesday, presents us with examples of just exactly the kind of double speak that succeeded in Nazi Germany.
(Pflege für ein Glas Wasser Herr Hanger?)
"These are surgical operations utilizing the most advanced drilling technology known to man," Tom Price Jr., senior vice president of Chesapeake Energy, told state lawmakers in Albany at a recent hearing.
From Halliburton’s Manual for the Independent Operator:
“An improperly designed or poorly performed stimulation treatment can allow a hydraulic fracture to enter a water zone.”
Facts point to the fact that fracture stimulation isn’t a precise science.
How long are we going to allow our government to accept and acquiesce to industry deceptions?
Who can honestly say they aren't at least a teeny weeny bit worried about the safety of our drinking water? Is John Hanger willing to drink the water (pictured above) that's causing projectile vomiting and hair loss?
Can we believe DEP? How does anyone lose credibility?
Who are we to believe?
A good place to start would be with the people whose first hand experiences of all manner of suffering bear testimony to the consequences of hydro-fracking for gas being performed all across our country. This isn't drilling for energy independence (gas is going overseas), or in the interest of a cleaner environment, because this kind of drilling is dirty business every step of the way; it's just drilling without regard for anything but maximum profit. There are drillers and profiteers; then there's the rest of us... the victims. You be the judge:
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