B-CAUSE (Bucks Concerned About Unsafe Shale-gas Extraction)

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The ongoing and expensive problem of orphan wells should remind us NOT to allow environmental costs to become “externalities” in the energy economic model. The industry continues to exploit it’s political power and economic dominance, leaving the rest of society to clean up the mess and suffer the health consequences. Fossil fuels are killing us

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Lest you be lulled into thinking that energy companies have seen the light and turned over a new leaf, this was just published by Spotlight PA: A new report by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection says conventional oil and gas drillers improperly abandoned thousands of additional wells here between 2017 and 2021 — often with impunity. Abandoned wells leak

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Not so benign

My childhood was shadowed by asthma and frequent bronchitis. We lived in Cleveland where open hearth furnaces and coke plants tainted the air with soot and corrosive sulphur. There is a reason that it is called “the rust belt.” But the friendly ol’ gas stove we cooked on may have contributed. Read more below. Stoves

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No Integrity

You have integrity when what you do matches what you say and vice-versa. It comes as no surprise that the energy industry has been called out yet again for misleading the public. They aren’t walking their talk, and we should ignore what they say and watch what they do. A parenthetical note: the Keystone Pipeline

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