I was at the live presentation and I highly recommend that you watch the video. Professor Ingraffea, like so many brilliant scholars, makes his talk interesting and at times amusing despite its complexity. This lecture is very accessible and rigorously grounded in factual information. You can trust Ingraffea’s analysis, and if you are skeptical, you
One of our contributors discovered “Explore a Fracking Operation – Virtually” – a website that lets you see photographs of the various stages of fracking operations. Those who have not traveled to the regions where fracking is done may be surprised at the scale of this industry. Well drilling and fracking requires hundreds of heavy
Corporations are not people, contrary to popular belief. They are legal constructs designed to bundle up real and intangible property and the responsibilities that go with ownership of the bundle. This allows you and me to own a share of General Motors and not be responsible for its debts and liabilities if the enterprise fails.
Spotlight PA reports: SINK HOLES: Chester County commissioners want Pennsylvania regulators to shut down a portion of the Mariner East pipeline, saying at least seven sinkholes have developed since January in one township, per WHYY. The push comes days after Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission unveiled a raft of proposed pipeline safety regulations, some inspired by ongoing issues along
Drillers and those who supply the chemicals they use are secretive about the magic sauce they inject to open the fissures and free the gas. Spotlight PA in Harrisburg and WHYY in Philadelphia are investigating reports that those chemicals may include toxic PFAS. Nothing that fracking companies do improves the quality of air and water,
Political winds change. As unprecidented weather extremes become the rule, and other events make climate change real for most rational people, those who fostered disinformation and propaganda in a effort to delay action may be held accountable.
The abandonment of the project by its developer is good news. But the economic environment that made it attractive to big oil hasn’t changed much. Because the cost of oil is low thanks to many hidden subsidies and costs born by the public at large, there is still plenty of incentive to burn the fuel
US Taxpayers provide more than twenty billion dollars ($20B) is direct subsidies to the Fossil Fuel Industry year in and year out. That does not include an estimated six trillion ($6T) in indirect subsidies that represent the externalized costs of our use of fossil fuel products. Damage to property, people’s health, and the environment is
Fracking waste contaminated water harms foals.
Pennsylvania collects very little when it permits private companies to tap the commonwealth’s fossil fuels. If the well owner goes bankrupt, who pays to close the well? Well, Damn [from NumLock News] When an oil and gas extraction company goes belly up, they can leave behind wells that will seep methane and other hydrocarbons into