Monday, March 11, 2013

more fracking controversies

First up, fun with fracking...
As reported by the Guardian, "Yoko Ono and Susan Sarandon star in new anti-fracking music video - Celebrities join forces for new rendering of Sean Lennon's Don't Frack My Mother in effort to stop hydraulic fracturing in New York." Click here for the article and the music video.

Meanwhile, although many New Yorkers are adamantly opposed to drilling in the Marcellus shale, the Geisinger study on the health issues around fracking is probably years away for coming to any conclusions according to this story. 

And for some visual impact, check out the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, as reported here.

Finally,  a scary story from Reuters "China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms awarded exploration rights in the latest auction lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before."

1 comment:

  1. Meanwhile, in Alberta Canada, there are more than a thousand fracking sites, with approvals not slowing. Most Albertans either know of this and approve with a shrug to indicate that there is nothing they can do about it, or they do not even know of it or of the danger of it. while this is occassionally reported, the local news media are not dedicated to educating about the dangers of fracking. Thus, water supplies are being ruined permanently in areas where only those affected know, and when they speak out their words are minimized by both government and media. All this does not bode well for the future of Alberta, yet we are at the head waters of several major rivers that need protection from activities including fracking and the oil sands bitumen extraction.