Posts Tagged ‘ Chesapeake Energy ’

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Mar 8th, 2013 | By Mark
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If you’re a regular reader of NaturalGasWatch.org — and there are thousands of you — you know that NaturalGasWatch.org is one of the few organizations that refuses to take at face value the PR spin the natural gas industry tries to pass off as fact. And for that, we take a lot of heat …
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U.S. Geological Survey: Natural Gas Fracking Is Destroying Pennsylvania Forests

Oct 24th, 2012 | By Mark
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Natural gas drilling activity is destroying thousands of acres of forest in Pennsylvania, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Geological Survey. “This type of extensive and long-term habitat conversion has a greater impact on natural ecosystems than activities such as logging or agriculture, given the great dissimilarity between gas-well pad infrastructure and
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Sept. 10, 2012

Sep 10th, 2012 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the massive natural gas explosion that devastated a neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area town of San Bruno, California. The blast killed 8 people, injured 50 others and destroyed 38 homes. Unfortunately, not much has changed in those two years. PG&E, the utility that owns and operates the
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 27, 2012

Aug 29th, 2012 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

The ongoing wave of natural gas explosions continued to take a deadly toll around the United States since our last column. Here’s a brief tally of the “highlights,” if you will. An explosion at a natural gas drilling rig near Fort Lupton, Colorado, killed one man and injured three others on Wednesday, Aug. 15, around
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University of Texas Scrambling to Contain Fallout from Compromised Pro-Fracking Report

Jul 25th, 2012 | By Mark
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The University of Texas is reacting swiftly to contain the mounting public relations damage done by a supposedly “independent” analysis of hydraulic fracturing that declared, “there is at present little or no evidence of groundwater contamination from hydraulic fracturing of shales at normal depths” — a  document that was in fact co-written by a UT
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Josh Fox Releases a New Short Film on Fracking: The Sky is Pink

Jun 23rd, 2012 | By Mark
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Filmmaker Josh Fox, the talented auteur behind Gasland who’s hard at work on Gasland II, has released a new short film called, “The Sky is Pink.” The new film, in a sense, picks up where Gasland left off, expanding on the infamous “flaming faucet” scene and explaining in specific detail how and why natural gas
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Pressure Builds on Chesapeake CEO McClendon, Caught Up in Enron-type Scandal; Shareholders Sue

Apr 20th, 2012 | By Mark
Shareholders at Chesapeake Energy have filed suit against the company's CEO, Aubrey McClendon, alleging that he failed to disclose significant conflicts of interest.

Shareholders at Chesapeake Energy, the nation’s second-largest producer of natural gas, have filed suit against the company’s CEO, Aubrey McClendon, accusing the controversial executive of covering up a conflict of interest in connection with more than a billion dollars worth of personal loans McClendon took out against his stake in Chesapeake assets, according to recent
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NY Congressman Calls Gasland Director Josh Fox’s Fracking Arrest Politically Motivated Censorship

Feb 4th, 2012 | By Mark
Unidentified witnesses testifying at a recent hearing of the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. The hearing was convened in response to recent EPA findings linking fracking to contamination in groundwater in Pavillion, Wyoming.

In an exclusive interview with NaturalGasWatch.org, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY21) called the recent arrest of “Gasland” director Josh Fox “censorship based on viewpoint” and a politically motivated attempt to obscure Congressional proceedings. “There have been situations before where people who were not credentialed were allowed to film … (this incident) struck me as censorship based
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Gasland Director Josh Fox Arrested by Republicans at Congressional Hearing

Feb 1st, 2012 | By Mark

Josh Fox, the director of the Academy-Award nominated film, “Gasland,” was placed under arrest at the behest of House Republicans this afternoon as he tried to film a Congressional committee hearing on fracking. From the UK Guardian: Josh Fox was ejected from the hearing, on drinking water contamination and fracking, after Republicans objected to having
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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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