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Two Fracking Stories You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Aug 7th, 2013 | By Mark
A page from a report rewritten by the EPA to downplay a link between hydraulic fracturing and water contamination. The story was broken by a blogger with DeSmogBlog.

A pair of stories broke recently that, taken together, cast considerable doubt on the gas industry’s claims that hydraulic fracturing does not harm the environment. EPA Buries Report Contradicting Gas Industry’s Clean-Water Claims As if the Obama administration’s IRS, NSA, AP and Benghazi scandals weren’t enough, DeSmogBlog blogger Steve Horn published a piece on Monday dccumenting
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – July 29, 2013

Jul 29th, 2013 | By Mark
A natural gas drilling rig off the Gulf of Mexico, just off the Louisiana coast, exploded and caught fire after the gas well ruptured on Monday, July 22, 2013. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.

The recent and, unfortunately, ongoing big story, of course, is the massive explosion and subsequent Airborne Toxic Event at a doomed drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Louisiana. Sound familiar? (On a related note, Halliburton just pled guilty to the charge of destroying evidence relating to the Deepwater Horizon
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – December 3, 2012

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By Mark
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Natural gas explosions made national headlines over the past few weeks with high-profile incidents in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Springfield, Massachusetts, but there were many more natural gas leaks and explosions that didn’t garner quite so much attention. That said, you can listen to a compelling recording of the audio feed from the emergency communications channels
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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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