Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas

Greetings: WebEx capabilities are now included for the Expert and Public Stakeholder Meeting on Model Criteria for Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas Production.  The meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.. However, due to WebEx audio and attendees limitations we highly recommend that you personally attend the meeting. WebEx … Continue reading “Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas”

Webinar: Keeping Our Watersheds Frack Free

Sign up and listen and watch, “Keeping Our Watersheds Frack Free” webinar on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 11 am PST. From Pennsylvania to California, from Colorado to Texas, the dirty form of gas drilling known as fracking is contaminating our water and threatening our communities. Join Clean Water Network’s webinar to learn about the … Continue reading “Webinar: Keeping Our Watersheds Frack Free”

Documents Reveal Billions of Gallons of Oil Industry Wastewater Illegally Injected Into Central California Aquifers

Tests Find Elevated Arsenic, Thallium Levels in Nearby Water Wells SAN FRANCISCO— Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The wastewater entered the aquifers through at least nine injection disposal … Continue reading “Documents Reveal Billions of Gallons of Oil Industry Wastewater Illegally Injected Into Central California Aquifers”

Action to Protect Against Fracking in the North Coast

To All, Here are actions that can help stall or turn back attempts to frack in California. Larry What is the significance of access to the Eel River Basin offshore Natural Gas Hydrates? Methane (Natural Gas) Hydrates in offshore subduction zone sediments hold the world’s largest reserves of Natural Gas. More than all combined known … Continue reading “Action to Protect Against Fracking in the North Coast”

Stop Natural Gas, Oil and Mineral Fracking Now !

Dear Congressman Guinta, Bass and Senators Ayotte and Shaheen, As a constituent in New Hampshire, I request that you introduce legislation that will provide a federal ban on hydraulic fracturing for oil, natural gas and mineral mining.  As a scientist working in the interest of public health and the environment, I am concerned with the … Continue reading “Stop Natural Gas, Oil and Mineral Fracking Now !”

Action to Limit Fracking in California

To All, Fracking is the dangerous method of oil and gas drilling that’s causing poisoned water and air in Wyoming, earthquakes in Ohio, and tap water that can light on fire in Pennsylvania. It’s happening here in California, too! Yet we have no laws to ensure we are protected from fracking — and incredibly, state … Continue reading “Action to Limit Fracking in California”

New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate to Aquifers Within Years

Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica May 4, 2012 A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted. More than 5,000 wells were drilled in the Marcellus between … Continue reading “New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate to Aquifers Within Years”

California lawmakers push for fracking rules

LA Times, May 9, 2012 California lawmakers on Wednesday took preliminary steps to increase the size of the state’s oil and gas agency — with the condition that regulators draft rules for hydraulic fracturing, a controversial form of oil extraction that some say can pose a hazard to drinking water. The lack of “fracking” regulations … Continue reading “California lawmakers push for fracking rules”

Fight Reignites to Stop Keystone XL

Fight Reignites to Stop Keystone XL Republicans in Washington, D.C., aren’t giving up trying to ram through the Keystone XL pipeline. On Monday, less than two weeks after President Obama rejected the controversial Canada-to-Texas project, Republicans in the Senate introduced a bill that would let Congress make it a reality. They’re also scrambling to attach … Continue reading “Fight Reignites to Stop Keystone XL”

Fracking and Water

Hi All, I am sure you have noticed alot of commercials on TV telling us how great the natural gas companies are. They are on a campaign to obscure the facts of how destructive this practice is.  The shale extends from Monterrey to LA. A Federal judge in Wyoming (I sent this out last week) … Continue reading “Fracking and Water”