April 24, 2016

Fracking and earthquakes: Media misreporting is causing unwarranted panic

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

A recent study on fracking causing earthquakes in the Fox Creek region completed by some of the top researchers on the issue, is pointing toward the process of fracking and not waste water disposal, being tied to seismic activity.

As I’ve mentioned previously, actual fracking can be tied to seismic activity in very rare cases. But, it looks like some media sources are skewing the story once again.

The truth is that it’s not really a surprise that earthquakes are tied to fracking in this case because the region is highly faulted. A fault is a crack in the Earth’s crust that can be active and can cause earthquakes. In the case of Fox Creek, these faults are being reactivated by the activity of fracking.

The researchers say that 0.3% of the 12,000 fracked wells studied are associated with seismicity due to the process of fracking. The real surprise is that it was thought that the geology was understood and that faults were well known in the area. Therefore, more attention needs to be paid in finding the signatures of faults that are critically stressed.

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), who are essentially the oil and gas industry police in the province already had regulations in place for the rock that is being fracked near Fox Creek. Subsurface Order 2 covers several stipulations that industry must adhere to, including seismic events that are higher than 4.0 in magnitude – which is still considered to be a minor event. But this event still caused public fear because the story was sensationalized.

The Alberta oil and gas industry is highly regulated. And now, as a result of new information, the AER has amended these rules and fracking has been given the go ahead again in the region. This means it’s considered safe, so there’s really no reason to panic.

It is truly unfortunate that politicians, special interest groups and the media control the narrative on fracking, even though it’s been used for decades.

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commented 2016-04-26 21:52:19 -0400
California’s Altamont Pass wind farms, comprising about 80% of the world’s wind generation capacity back in the 1990’s, ceased to generate any electricity. In the best wind spot on earth, over 200 huge turbines were simply abandoned. Spinning, post-industrial junk which generates nothing but bird kills. According to the Golden Gate Audubon Society, some 100 Golden Eagles, 380 Burrowing Owls, 300 Red-tailed Hawks, and 330 American Kestrels (falcons) are killed by those now useless Altamont turbines annually.
The July, 2008 study by the Alameda County Community Development Agency points to 10,000 annual bird deaths – from those once wildly touted Altamont Pass wind turbines now deader than those Don Quixote’s wind mills. Onward to the past! Backward to the future! Green energies! Renewable energies! Sorry, ladies and gentlemen, comrades in arms, friends of the environment – but I am thoroughly confused and will stop writing right here. Another 20,000 such wind turbines all across the country have similarly been abandoned.
Proponents of wind turbine energy tout its environmental advantages over fossil fuel energy sources that produce carbon dioxide emissions.
But what they don’t talk about is the vast amount of radioactive waste and other toxic substances resulting from the mining of the rare earth minerals needed by wind turbines, according to a disturbing report from two energy experts.
Wind turbines use magnets made with neodymium and dysprosium, rare earth minerals mined almost exclusively in China, reported Travis Fisher and Alex Fitzsimmons, policy associates with the Institute for Energy Research.
An MIT study estimated that a 2-megawatt wind turbine contains about 752 pounds of rare earth minerals.
Simon Parry of Britain’s Daily Mail traveled to Baotou in northern China to view the mines, factories, and dumping grounds associated with China’s rare earth industry, including a 5-mile-wide lake of industrial waste.
“This vast, hissing cauldron of chemicals is the dumping ground for 7 million tons a year of mined rare earth after it has been doused in acid and chemicals and processed through red-hot furnaces to extract its components,” Parry wrote.
“Rusting pipelines meander for miles from factories processing rare earths in Baotou out to the man-made lake where, mixed with water, the foul-smelling radioactive waste from this industrial process is pumped day after day.”
As the lake of waste grew larger, local farmers told Parry, “anything we planted just withered, then our animals started to sicken and die.”
Residents of a nearby village said their teeth began to fall out, their hair turned white at young ages, and they suffered from severe skin and respiratory diseases. Children were born with soft bones and the incidence of cancer and osteoporosis soared, the Mail reported.
The lake’s radiation levels are 10 times higher than in the surrounding countryside, official studies found.
In Baotou, most people wear face masks wherever they go, Parry noted.
The report from Fisher and Fitzsimmons, published by Rightside News, disclosed that mining one ton of rare earth minerals produces about one ton of radioactive waste.
The United States added 13,131 megawatts of wind-generating capacity, and at least 4.9 million pounds of rare earths were used in the turbines installed in 2012. That means at least 4.9 million pounds of radioactive waste were created to make those turbines.
In comparison, the U.S. nuclear industry produces between 4.4 and 5 million pounds of spent nuclear fuel each year. So the U.S. wind industry most likely created more radioactive waste last year than America’s entire nuclear industry — while accounting for just 3.5 percent of all electricity generated in the country.
And the MIT study revealed that the demand for dysprosium could rise by 2,600 percent in the next 25 years as the wind industry grows, the Rightside News authors warn.
They conclude: "All forms of energy production have some environmental impact. However, it is disingenuous for wind lobbyists to hide the impacts of their industry while highlighting the impacts of others.
“From illegal bird kills to radioactive waste, wind energy poses serious environmental risks that the wind lobby would prefer you never know about.”
commented 2016-04-26 02:24:28 -0400
Anyone who loves green crap , please only use that for your energy needs.
commented 2016-04-25 08:49:18 -0400
“Solar panels are becoming big things in Germany where homes come with them….”

Thought I’d look further into it, not surprising that what I came across is in direct opposition to what you claim John. Seems to be the trend with most of what you post, do you make up your facts or is it taken from some propagandist manual?

“Speaking at a June 12 energy conference in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for scaling back renewable energy subsidies to contain spiraling costs which have now reached around $27 billion per year. The chancellor noted that “If the renewables surcharge keeps rising like it did in recent years, we will have a problem in terms of energy supply.””


Eco-Blowback: Mutiny in the Land of Wind Turbines
The wrangling over these issues has led many in Germany’s Green Party to question what their party really stands for. Enoch zu Guttenberg, a founding member of Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), noisily left the association last year because of its support for wind power. Since then, he has felt a “panicky need” to warn humanity about the about the “giant totems of the cult of unlimited energy.” And his fears are not unfounded. Back in the 1980s, tree-huggers put up Aeroman wind turbines in their front yards — but those days are long gone. Just the masts of today’s wind turbines can reach up to 160 meters high. When active, they kill so many insects that the sticky mass slows the rotors down.



“To escape long blackouts many times a year, Germany is planning to back up every gigawatt of wind and solar average capacity with another gigawatt of gas or coal. As it builds its intermittent fleet it will not be able to shut down existing fossil-fueled plants; they will remain in service, complete with staff, maintenance, and overhead expenses and the infrastructure of transmission lines, coal mines, and gas pipelines. And because the dispatchable nuclear generators that could have backed up wind and solar are being shuttered, additional coal and gas plants must be built to take their place—as we see happening now. Those coal and gas plants will emit large quantities of greenhouse gases even when idling in standby mode. And because that dispatchable fleet is both necessary and sufficient, the expense of a redundant wind and solar fleet running on top of it is pure waste from an economic standpoint. That’s one reason why wind and solar are the highest-cost options available for generating power.”


Last year, 5.7% of Germany’s electricity generation and 2.5% of primary energy consumption came from solar panels (BP Statistical Review of World Energy). The contribution solar panels make towards Germany’s renewable energy target (which uses the final energy consumption metric) is even lower. Less than 1.5% of German final energy consumption now comes from solar panels according to Eurostat.
https://carboncounter.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/germany-will-never-run-on-solar-power-here-is-why/ And again, there are so many more links. These are just the first few from that list.
commented 2016-04-25 08:05:35 -0400
Robert Hewgill commented 17 hours ago
Robert the deaths you referred to were as a result of reliance on wind generated power replacing that of coal fired power stations in the UK. Some dick didn’t take into account the winter storms in the North Sea where many of these wind towers are erected. So anyway winter comes storms arrive and wind turbines have to be shut down because of the high wind speed and the fact that maintenance crews cant get to the towers in a North Sea Storm. Net result is turn your heater on and it wont work so youy freeze- thank you un thought out alternative energy
commented 2016-04-25 03:57:55 -0400
The leftist media will say anything to keep the oil in the ground.
commented 2016-04-25 00:21:15 -0400
John Sillyashole how many people have died form the ponds of the rare earth mines to make magnets for the turbines and solar panels? You truly are a fool.
commented 2016-04-25 00:20:13 -0400
John Sciliano if it so cheap then explain Ontario , you are simply the commie i said you were.

Ron C your bullshit is quite laughable, you know nothing about fracking now go taint some ground water with a wind turbine base LMAO!
commented 2016-04-24 23:16:42 -0400
John Siciliano commented
“… Birds died in the toxic oil pools in the oil patch in Fort McMurray, if you have seen the videos, but the point is oil extraction is fine. It is fracking that I am against. Water protection is absolutely essential. You think we should risk it for a few measly jobs. That is what only gets created a few hundred jobs. It is not worth it. What Levant and his crew say about birds flying into windmills are one offs. Solar panels are becoming big things in Germany where homes come with them….
I am anti-mainstream. I can be against oil and gas if I want to and support alternative fuels. Homes for the most part do not run off of oil and gas. This isn’t the early 20th century anymore.”

John, quite vocal aren’t you on something you really do not know much about.

”Homes for the most part do not run off of oil and gas” You obviously know nothing about the Maritimes. For heating you really have limited options. Most homes are heated by oil.
info provided by the gov:

“What Levant and his crew say about birds flying into windmills are one offs” Really? Why it is when it comes to Alberta the alleged “greenies” speak up, well actually in some cases take a fit, yet when it comes to the bird blenders in Ontario, many turbines which are built in the path of migration routes, there is total silence by these very same or they jump to the turbine farms’ defense? More birds die because of turbines than that of the pools by Ft. McMurray. But right, the bird blenders are approved by socialists but oil and fracking, well heck might as well come out and say it Alberta period, is a definite no no. Hypocrisy is their name if they think turbines are “green”.

(Just a few links, if you want more there are dozens more I could post.)
Windfarm turbines deadly for birds, bats
A double standard applies to the ‘Cuisinarts of the Air’
You are talking about jobs? Well the Liberals lied not only about jobs but cost.
How about toxicity -

Oh by the way, if you are against oil then turn off your computer, take it down to your recycling depot along with most of the items in your home, walk, not drive, no bicycle allowed either, check what shoes and clothing you are wearing because they too may contain oil. Oil is the building block of many things manufactured. If not, well then you are just pissing in the wind.

A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items)
All plastic products, many of the materials used to make the clothes you wear, or the carpet you walk on, plus hundreds of the other products we take for granted, are made from petrochemicals. As the name implies, a main ingredient in petrochemicals is oil.
commented 2016-04-24 22:57:40 -0400
John S., I’m not going to go into the myriad of lies you are selling, there’s plenty of other Rebels here doing that already. What I’m wondering about is this “fusion” you mention again and again, as a possible alternative to nuclear. Fusion power generation just isn’t possible yet, at least not with the engineering capabilities we currently have. At least not as far as I know about, and I’ve been paying attention to that little problem for a while now. Cold fusion hasn’t happened yet, at least in a credible fashion, and until we can solve that problem then the very concept of large scale fusion power generation is science fiction. If you are going to seriously put it out there as an alternative to anything available today, then why the hell aren’t we warming our houses with dilithium crystals? Really, if cold fusion was solved we wouldn’t even have a petroleum industry and this whole argument wouldn’t be necessary.
commented 2016-04-24 22:24:09 -0400
Politicians and political pressure groups know fear sells – it’s a mass manipulaton device – number on in the rules for radicals playbook.

Siciliano, you’re talking like a basemend dwelling bitch with no concept of how commerce works – industries that are technologically archaic, under productive or economically non-feasible will die under their own weight. That is Capitalist Darwinism. Canada’s petro industry is leading edge and lean operating. The only “Archaic” industry kept alive by "ideology is large nonsustainable big government – the left’s favorite dinosaur.
commented 2016-04-24 17:48:55 -0400
John Siciliano
You know John you are really pumping out a lot of shit today. What oil corporation is buying off alternative industries from rising and what alternative industries are these oil corporations buying?
You say we need new industries to get out of the capitalist rut but you do not list one industry or need. Beef up your statements as they are very weak.
What industries are out there in development that can power entire communities? List them for fuck sakes and state how they are going to make oil collapse.
You are simply pumping out personal crap that was drilled into you by some Marxist pervert university plug who calls himself a professor and you took it all hook, line and sinker. Get your shit together and come back tomorrow or start explaining yourself as you are now just filling up space and embarrassing yourself.
commented 2016-04-24 17:16:26 -0400
I also do not work for Trudeau or Soros. I feel that ideology is keeping archaic industries alive and the oil industries are no doubt buying off alternative industries from rising as we learned in college.

It all fits and society needs new industries to modernize and to get out of the capitalist rut we have been in since the 2008 financial crisis.

We learned that there are industries out there in economic development class that can power entire communities off of completely clean power that would make oil collapse. Which does beg the question what is conservatism useful for nowadays and is the ideology even relevant anymore other than scaring people!
commented 2016-04-24 17:14:11 -0400
I never even mentioned CBC but you continuously ignore how fusion power is safer than nuclear.

You continue to ignore how Vezina came up with the Ammonia Gas powered car back in 1981.

It is about who killed alternative powered cars which would bankrupt oil industries and help to ensure that newer industries come about.

Now who is living in the past. I thought that Conservatives want real innovation yet oil industries are keeping newer industries from rising up. Either they are afraid or they hate change. Either way Conservatives sure hate that competition thingie.
commented 2016-04-24 17:11:29 -0400
I work in IT so you know nothing about me or what I do. As for oil, there are alternatives. I put the stuff about Greg Vezina. Whether you believe it or not the world is moving away from oil, and with the oil prices being so low for so many years Alberta and Saskatchewan will continue to rely on relief from Eastern Canada and the federal government because Harper made Alberta a one-industry province. Alberta could have been more prosperous in an anti-free trade environment, but sadly free trade has meant the loss of millions of middle class jobs since FTA in 1988 and NAFTA in 1994. Also, it is important to state that when a society has to rely on such low level industries like oil and coal then you know that the industry and manufacturing capacity of the nation is all but gone. Industry left because of free trade. People complaining about energy prices in Ontario have to realize that the Green Energy scheme did not come fully into effect until 2010. Ontario was already losing jobs rapidly from 2005 to 2009. That proves that manufacturing was meant to leave because of outsourcing and since capitalism when it becomes mainly about service sector it has to abandon certain industries because of the staffing costs and the cost to sell products. Free trade was the biggest lie ever told. We should have remained state capitalist like back in the 1970’s. This would have solved the oil and gas question and fracking because those industries would not have been necessary since industries and manufacturing would have supplied full employment. As for oil and gas, Alberta is forced to accept it since they did not modernize or decide to diversify after Lougheed. They chose to be a one-industry province.
commented 2016-04-24 16:57:51 -0400
Re: Daryl Herman’s last two posts.

Hear, hear! I couldn’t have said it better myself.
commented 2016-04-24 15:38:49 -0400
It is always an amazing thing how the people that know the very least about something – speak with such authority & loudly about those topics. I guess they feel inadequate in their inability to do anything worthwhile other that make their worthless asses suck wind, and that those of us that do KNOW are just too busy getting shit done in “supporting” all these looters’ taxation schemes! I am getting so sick of Al Gore, David Suzuki, TruDope, Nutley, Obumer, Soros and all these mindless “know-it-alls” making policies which are taking us back to the stone-age! What a regressive bunch of naive idiots!
commented 2016-04-24 15:18:05 -0400
@ John Siciliano
Your loathing for Ezra seems to be over-powering your reasoning. You speak as if Ezra has “control” over everything in your small world. You also speak of the CBC as if it is a Bible of sorts and after watching some of your posted links – it is obvious you only watch the most negative and incomplete stories. All you anti-Levent people are about as credible in your commenting as a dog farting. You make no sense whatsoever -yet are so critical of EVERYTHING discussed on these postings. Those of us who have spent a lot of time (years & years) working the oil & gas fields here in Western Canada know that we have the highest, state-of-the-art technologies in the whole world, and until you start sending us “relief” checks amounting to what we used to earn in this industry – you’re asses are just sucking wind! Someone here mentioned the Fort Mac “oil ponds” – you know only what the MSM and anti-oil sands people tell you. Before, and in places still does, Ft. Mac was Ft Mac – oil was seeping to the surfaces of marshes and waterways – simply because it is so close to the surface in these areas that it naturally floats to the surface! (oil is lighter than H2O – just so you know!) It seems that all this evidence has been conveniently removed from public perusal by all the anti-oil people. So in showing a little “self-respect” to yourselves, y’all need to refrain from explaining to us constantly how really ignorant y’all are!
commented 2016-04-24 14:55:40 -0400
John Siciliano commented 1 hour ago
That is what everyone says but you have no intention to change when it comes to fuels. Birds died in the toxic oil pools in the oil patch in Fort McMurray, if you have seen the videos, but the point is oil extraction is fine. It is fracking that I am against. Water protection is absolutely essential. You think we should risk it for a few measly jobs. That is what only gets created a few hundred jobs. It is not worth it. What Levant and his crew say about birds flying into windmills are one offs. Solar panels are becoming big things in Germany where homes come with them.

You don’t know what you’re talking about. There would be know drilling without fracking. You gawd damn leftists listen to every one that doesn’t know what they’re talking about and no one that does. We’re not talking about a few jobs, we’re talking about millions. A few birds in a FT Mac tailing pond are a few birds, compared to thousands that they chew up in the windmills that produce little to nothing or the solar plants that burn them up. Not is electricity a transportation, construction or agriculture fuel. Germany’s solar and wind experiment is a massive failure just like those subsidy scams have been everywhere they’ve been tried. Which results in thousands every year no longer able to afford electricity in Germany, to the old seniors who freeze to death in the UK every year because they can’t afford heating fuel because of the taxes on it that goes to subsidize the wind scams.
commented 2016-04-24 14:36:44 -0400
Peter and Charles, it is amazing the response of the MSM koolaid drinkers out there that really believe that drinking water comes from 1000 meters in the ground. And that fracked wells play out faster, hell I’ve known fracked wells that haven’t skipped a beat and are still producing after 30 years! To much misinformation and not enough of us Albertans telling it like it really is.
commented 2016-04-24 14:26:30 -0400
John Siciliano you do realize fracking has been taking place since the early 50’s. Have you ever been involved in a fracking operation or observed one? Yeah thought not. I have. News flash John it is a standard operation used increase the deliver ability of a gas well. What has changed in the last several years is drilling technology. Now they are able to drill horizontally to expose a greater cross section of the zone containing the gas. How is water at risk? Do you have any idea how a well is drilled or the standards that have to be met? Again thought not. You are yet another low information individual that thinks a tin foil hat is a fashion statement. Be happy in your ignorance but please refrain from commenting on subjects for which you have absolutely no idea .
commented 2016-04-24 14:20:38 -0400
Ron Christensen commented 4 hours ago

Here we go wth Dizzy Levant shilling for the oil and gas industry. Let me tell you Levant you asshole, I’ve experienced first hand, what fracking does. I’ve seen ground water destroyed by not only fracking but drilling alone.

First I will answer you Ron.

The oil and gas industry isn’t destroying the planet/or at least not in Canada and the USA. Now I need you to explain why all most all farmers ‘that haven’t been brainwashed by the media in this country’ want to take the oils and the recovery fluid that is produced out of new drills in every province and state in North America. At first the oil companies had to pay land owners to spread these fluids on their land. Now the farmers that took the initiative and had the fluids tested with the ground soil. They all of a sudden realized the fluids that came from the ground “that is natural”. Created better crops and the use of chemicals didn’t need to be used. Now the regular lefty tree hugging tool, believes the oil in the problem. Well anyone with any sort of IQ and took it upon themselves to research the data, would learn that the oil and the hydrocarbons from the ground is very good. The stuff that is bad is the salt water that is produced from flowing wells. It would be like taking a truck load of Ocean water (from any ocean in the planet) and dumping it on any ground in the world. It will kill everything in the area. You yea you didn’t take science in school. Now if oil hits the ground and it is cleaned up to the best of human standards (without using the crazy chemicals) the soil and the growth on the spill area will be 100 times better then the original soil. Now if you don’t believe me. Please try it, in your own garden. Spill some oil (unrefined oil) on the ground and let it soak in for about 2 hours or even 3 hours. Then clean it up with a shop vac, that way the major protion of the oil is cleaned up. Then mix in the rest of what couldn’t be cleaned up into your soil.

Then watch the growth in your garden.

You will never buy fertilizers again for your roses.
m p commented 4 hours ago

Care to explain this?

And this?

As for you MP.

You have got to be kidding? Before any oil wells were ever drilled, before any frac was ever done . There was gas in the water. There are stories that go back to the dark ages of humans drinking flammable water.

This is where some of the stories of fire breathing humans and dragons come from.
The humans that were travelling through the areas couldn’t believe, other humans were drinking fire water.
They couldn’t believe animals that were in the area could drink the flammable water.

So before you open mouth again please read and learn.

You are the typical lefty that has been brainwashed.
commented 2016-04-24 13:50:12 -0400
Getting back to the false stories on earth quakes, there is a fault line that runs from northern Alberta to Oklahoma and runs east to Appalachia. It’s very deep and normally doesn’t have anything over a 4.4. Most quakes in these areas could barely spill the coffee out of a full cup. But the media will just sensationalize this to be done by fracking. There has been studies showing that pumping co2 down wells could actually cause more damage than fracking itself, thanks to the green nuts out there. We have the cheapest forms of energy on this planet yet we some how have to convolute it to a point that we must all starve to death while standing in line for a bloody hand out…….. Makes no sense, does it .
commented 2016-04-24 13:39:18 -0400
That is what everyone says but you have no intention to change when it comes to fuels. Birds died in the toxic oil pools in the oil patch in Fort McMurray, if you have seen the videos, but the point is oil extraction is fine. It is fracking that I am against. Water protection is absolutely essential. You think we should risk it for a few measly jobs. That is what only gets created a few hundred jobs. It is not worth it. What Levant and his crew say about birds flying into windmills are one offs. Solar panels are becoming big things in Germany where homes come with them.

Canada is lagging behind and people can get off the grid. You do not believe any of things because Rebel and this news station are tied to your ideology.

I am anti-mainstream. I can be against oil and gas if I want to and support alternative fuels. Homes for the most part do not run off of oil and gas. This isn’t the early 20th century anymore.

Also, I am against nuclear power because of Fukushima and cancer rates spiking off the West coast, not to forget the countless thousands of fish that died in the Pacific, which is another story ignored by Levant and crew.

Fusion is better than nuclear. Ammonia gas is another alternative to the internal combustion engine.

This video proves it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FWGfWHlM_w

You also missed what I said about how fracking rigs are abandoned in the US.

That happened in Wyoming.

commented 2016-04-24 13:24:07 -0400
John Siciliano posted, Referring to Gasland tells me all I need to know. We will all embrace alternate forms of energy when they are actually viable and SAFE as well. Go strap yourself to a windmill in the meantime. You can always get your next meal from an unsuspecting bird who happens to fly by. Then fry it up on a solar panel and store the leftovers in your geo thermal powered fridge. Sounds like you should partner up with Michael Moore.
commented 2016-04-24 12:54:13 -0400
Another important story which appeared on CBC news shows that alternative fuels can be easily produced and it is much cheaper than fuel at the pump.

The reason why these ideas never take off is because parties and politicians are owned by oil companies and fossil fuel interests no matter what party gets into power.


This link proves that fuel can make newer and better vehicles but try getting Levant to accept these ideas he will never do that. He is owned by the oil and gas sector. Usually, the best medicine is to show the right wing this proof. They have their heads under rocks.
commented 2016-04-24 12:47:40 -0400
Much of the same reason why Levant never brings up Fukushima when Fusion power is much more safer than nuclear and an alternative which the mainstream media which Rebel is a part of because they are the propaganda arm of the Conservative party. They will never touch alternative fuel sources like geothermal, fusion or cars that run on amonia (NH3), and that proves that Levant wants to live in the past and he is owned by the CAPP just like back on SNN.

He may as well wear a NASCAR top showing company logos.

There are videos online which do show that cars do run on alternative fuels but industry will never get off of oil simply because their main intention is for profit, yet Levant continues to be a shill for the oil industry.

Whether the oil and gas industry start making changes or they lose their profit share and whither away kicking and screaming the alternatives are there, and the shareholders will have to lose profits and go somewhere else.
commented 2016-04-24 12:43:01 -0400
Everyone knows that fracking is not long term. Look at all the abandoned oil fields in Wyoming, Dick Cheney’s state. That is proof enough that fracking is meant to give short term gain for long term pain for drinking water and Gasland is proof of that. Fracknation is just ignoring the health standards of the nation and caving into private industry. The nation must be balanced on health and safety otherwise we are not looking out for the basic necessities which government must provide.

Which is why yes oil should be extracted but fracking is another story.
commented 2016-04-24 12:42:23 -0400
MP..You can keep your hysterical links to your self…methane is often found naturally in aquifers, especially in coal bed areas….this type of nonsense is usually naturally occurring or, as in the cases in Pennsylvania, set up by the land owners for law suits ….the Aussie one looks like a set up but could be natural…Dissolved Gases in Well Water
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Dissolved gases in well water are a common ocurrence in Alberta. The major gases found in wells are methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide.
Common problems with methane and carbon dioxide are “spurting” taps and priming problems (gas locking) in pumps. The gas problem varies in severity – from occasional “spurting” from the hot water taps to a constant flow of gas from the well casing.
Methane, carbon dioxide and nitrogen are all odourless gases. Exercise caution if the water contains methane. Methane will burn, can be explosive and must be vented to the outside. For further information on Methane Gas in Well Water, refer to Agrifacts 716 (D63). Carbon dioxide and nitrogen should also be vented to the outside because these are asphyxiates and can cause death by suffocation. Carbon dioxide is heavier than air and can accumulate in low, enclosed spaces, such as wells or pump pits. Well pits are no longer legal in Alberta, but many old pits still exist. Accumulated nitrogen in a well pit killed two Alberta teens in 1999.
commented 2016-04-24 12:29:00 -0400
So , the media hitchhiked a ride it to town - sunk in on the Sierra bus , and told everybody they walked all the way into town
commented 2016-04-24 12:28:26 -0400
To Don Allan, Sorry to dissapoint but apparently my posts go unread. You can come to my house and see this exact video replayed in live action. The well was drilled in the early 1970s to a depth of just over 150 feet. The gas has been there ever since, can be burned at the tap, and was NOT caused by fracking. Everyone is welcome to see this if they wish. I hope you anti fracking retards enjoy WALKING AROUND FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES. No fuel and you couldnt ride a horse cause it might fart and the world will burn up with that extra CO2.How will you heat your homes when your GREEN shit show fails you in a time when you need it most. WE all must respect and protect the environment and climate change has evolved since the beginning of time, but shouldnt cow tow to the UN lies that are only there to suck money and ultimately ruin the world.Man will ruin the world but it wont be from using fossil fuels you dipshits. It will be because of the ultra left doctrine infecting the planet.
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