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The Perils of Hydrofracking, on Film

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The documentary, "Gasland," covers the impact of drilling gas wells by hydraulic fracturing, described here as "polemical and quite frightening." Read More...

PA Gas Well Blows Fracking Fluid into Old Growth Forest

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A blowout of a gas well in Clearfield Country, Pennsylvania, gushed gas and fracking fluid 75 ft into the for 16 hours. It got very little media attention, which was focused on its big brother in the Gulf. Read More...

Lack of Waste Water Treatment Facilities Holds Up NY’s Plunge into Hydrofracturing

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The lack of facilities that can process millions of gallons of tainted water has given the watershed of New York City a reprieve. Gas companies were set to drill en masse into the deep Marcellus Shale under southern New York State using hydro-fracturing, which involves millions of gallons per well, putting in danger the... Read More...

Gas Drillers in Race for Hearts & Land

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The view of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in 2008, when visions of millions of dollars started dancing before the eyes of landowners in southern New York State. Read More...

Treatment Plant for Waste Water from Gas Drilling

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Athens Township in Pennsylvania is considering a permit for a 27-acre water treatment plant for a gas drilling company, but when it gets through talking about the radioactive, saline and heavy metal waste, the millions of gallons of water involved and the dangers of spills in heavy rains, the reader begins to wonder.... Read More...

No Water, No City. But Nobody’s Listening

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Any day now, New Yorkers could lose 90 per cent of their water in a New York Minute. The water might not just be undrinkable: you might not even be able to use it for washing vegetables, brushing your teeth, or taking a shower. Going by experiences in other parts of the country, it... Read More...


Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.