Archive for December 2011

Friday Round-up: EPA Study Connects Water Contamination to Fracking, Millenium Pipeline Settlement and FERC Wants More Information from Spectra

Dec 9th, 2011 | By Mark
Hydraulic fracturing in practice.

A study of the drinking water in Wyoming released by the federal Environmental Protection Agency yesterday directly connects hydraulic fracturing — or fracking, as it has come to be known in the parlance of our times — by the natural gas industry to water contamination there. From the EPA’s press release: EPA constructed two deep
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An Interview with “Gasland” Producer and Director Josh Fox, Part II

Dec 8th, 2011 | By Mark
"Gasland" filmmaker Josh Fox. Photo courtesy SpectraEnergyWatch.com

A few weeks ago, on Oct. 30, NaturalGasWatch.org had the chance to sit down with “Gasland” producer and director Josh Fox to talk about the natural gas industry in America, how it’s affecting the environment and “Gasland II,” which is currently in production. Fox had just finished up a teach-in on fracking at the Occupy
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FERC Tells Spectra To Answer for Safety Violations; Pipeline Safety Regulators Cite Spectra Again for Failing to Control Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion

Dec 5th, 2011 | By Mark
One federal agency wants Spectra to answer for one set of alleged pipeline safety violations, while another federal agency is busy writing the company up for additional alleged violations.

When it comes to the federal government, it sometimes seems as if the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing. A case in point: the massive new natural gas pipeline that Spectra Energy has proposed to build through New Jersey and under the Hudson River, into lower Manhattan, where it would bring shale
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An Interview with “Gasland” Producer and Director Josh Fox, Part 1.

Dec 1st, 2011 | By Mark
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A few weeks ago, on Oct. 30, NaturalGasWatch.org had the chance to sit down with “Gasland” producer and director Josh Fox to talk about the natural gas industry in America, how it’s affecting the environment and “Gasland II,” which is currently in production. Fox had just finished up a teach-in on fracking at the Occupy
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Starting Tomorrow: NaturalGasWatch.org Debuts a Multi-part Interview with Gasland Producer Josh Fox

Dec 1st, 2011 | By Mark
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A couple of weeks ago, “Gasland” producer Josh Fox was kind enough to sit down with NaturalGasWatch.org for a wide-ranging conversation about energy, geopolitics, “Gasland II” and a bunch of other cool stuff. The original intent was to simply transcribe the recorded conversation and roll it out here in easily digestible 400-500 word chunks —
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A Devastating Argument Against Fracking

Dec 1st, 2011 | By Mark
Hydraulic fracturing explained in a simple, easy-to-read graphic.

Normally, NaturalGasWatch.org tries to stay away from simply “repositioning” material that appears out of other media outlets, concentrating instead on original, document-based reporting. But every once in a while, something comes down the line that makes it worthwhile to set that rule aside — and this is one of those times. Of course, it helps
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