I was recently asked if there are actual instances of shale gas drilling contaminating water and air in Pennsylvania. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
Gas Industry pollution happens all the time. Here, there and everywhere. No matter how much the industry doesn’t want us to notice.
Many people have signed gas drilling leases and later come to regret it. Often, they are prevented from speaking out due to non-disclosure agreements stipulated by gas companies when compelled to award damages. Yet there are plenty of people who can – and do – tell their experiences with the gas industry. Hundreds, in fact, and there are even a few who are determined to keep a record. (Hint: It ain’t PA DEP.)
“It’s all where you source your information from… He who pays the piper calls the tune.” Paul Gallay, President, Riverkeepers.
Energy is a key issue this election cycle. Americans have begun to realize it’s too important to defer an actual Policy until next time. Voters need to be well-informed. We need to demand a common-sense, sane energy future; to let our leaders know we require ample protections for our land, air, food and water, for our families and our communities. But where to find genuinely unbiased information? One great resource to share with friends, via Alma Hasse:
Fracking, Shale Gas And Health Effects: Research Roundup by HarvardKennedy School, JournalistsResource.org.
“Energy You Save Is The Cheapest Electricity”
Shale Gas: Game Changer? is a quirky interview from HuffPost Live on shale gas development in the U.S. It appeared below the HuffPost article by James Gerken entitled, Artists Against Fracking, Launched By Yoko Ono And Sean Lennon, Focuses On New York on September 7, 2012.
Gerken gets right to the heart of the matter, thank heavens, examining why it is that scientists are so concerned about the cement casings used to “seal” a gas well, supposedly making fracking “safe,” thereby eliminating what the industry refers to, in TV commercials, as “some form of risks.“