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More Fracking Woes

Update 09/22/2009: Environmental agencies in Pennsylvania are scrambling to clean up 8,000 gallons of fracking fluid that spilled into Stevens Creek. A burst pipeline released the toxic carcinogen manufactured by Halliburton Corporation late last week. A fish kill in the creek was reported by the state Department of Environmental Protection. Earlier this month DEP began […]

Fracking Stinks

We may finally get some answers. ProPublica reported yesterday that chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluids for oil and gas drilling have been found in drinking water wells in Pavillion, Wyoming, an area of intense natural gas drilling. The investigation is based on complaints going back as far as 15 years by residents claiming […]

Fracking With Reality

Last Monday, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) was on the senate floor defending the natural gas industry. The speech was in response to a bill by four legislators from Colorado, New York and Pennsylvania to regulate the practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) under the Clean Water Act. H.R. 2766 would remove an exemption from CWA regulation […]

Fracking Fraud

There’s really no surprise here, but New West is reporting that H.R. 2766, the bill to repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Safe Drinking Water Act, sponsored by Representative Diana DeGette, D-Colorado “probably won’t see a vote this year, either. She tells New West that fracking will see more studies before it […]

Fracking Fallacies

The small city of Cleburne, Texas, about 30 miles south of Fort Worth, hadn’t had a single earthquake in all of its 142-year history. The oil and gas industry has drilled over 200 gas wells within the city in recent years. A lot of new millionaires have been created in the area due to the […]

Fracking Ridiculous

There are some in Congress who think that it might be a good idea if you were to know how much and what kinds of toxic chemicals the oil and gas industry are pumping into your drinking water. Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) has proposed a bill that would repeal a regulatory exemption for hydraulic fracturing, […]

Will blog for water

Today is Blog Action Day. I’m sure you are all celebrating like mad. Blog Action Day comes around on October 15 every year in an attempt to spur global coverage and spark action for an important issue. This year’s discussion centers on water. We are lucky enough to live in a part of the world […]

Now, that’s just rude

Last month the Bugle reported on a new study by the independent investigative journalism site ProPublica about an EPA investigation into the possibility of chemicals from hydraulic fracturing, a process used in gas and oil well development, showing up in some domestic water wells in rural Wyoming. Pavillion, Wyoming is a hotbed of drilling for […]

Water’s For Fightin’

Every year about this time the mountains start to green up, wildflowers begin to bloom and we get a rosy report on how much water will be available for summer irrigation. Each year, the Governor’s Drought Advisory Committee is required to release THE GOVERNOR’S REPORT on THE POTENTIAL FOR DROUGHT IN MONTANA. This years report […]