FRACKING and Gasland's Josh Fox - Video
Villagers from Zurawlow protesting in Warsaw. The banner says "Shale gas = the death of farming". Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS.
- Since Jun. 3, inhabitants of the village Zurawlow in Grabowiec district in southeastern Poland have been occupying a field in their locality where the U.S. company Chevron plans to drill for shale gas. The farmers’ resistance is just the latest blow to shale gas proponents in the country.
Jo, för att utvinna gasen så måste man ju borra genom kalkstenen ned till alunskiffret som ligger under. Det är där gasen finns. Då sätter man igång kemiska processer så att det oxideras en massa mineraler som då kommer ut i grundvattnet, säger Eva Öberg, som är sammankallande i Aktionsgruppen Mot Fossilgasutvinning på Öland, som protestgruppen heter.
Shell har övergett planerna på utvinning av skiffergas i Sverige. Men istället har en rad andra aktörer startat gasjakt i södra och mellersta Sverige.
Scientists have for the first time found dangerous levels of radioactivity and salinity at a shale gas waste disposal site that could contaminate drinking water. If the UK follows in the steps of the US "shale gas revolution", it should impose regulations to stop such radioactive buildup, they said.
The oil and gas industry is seeking to expand natural gas production across the nation, as new technology makes it easier to extract gas from previously inaccessible sites. Over the last decade, the industry has drilled thousands of new wells in the Rocky Mountain region and in the South. It is expanding operations in the eastern United States as well, setting its sights most recently on a 600-mile-long rock formation called the Marcellus Shale, which stretches from West Virginia to western New York.
Fracking ‘too dangerous to health and climate’ to be allowed video
Developing fracking technologies and extracting previously inaccessible hydrocarbon reserves is the absolutely opposite direction to where the world should move, environmental activist Rose Braz told RT.
A group of farmers traveled from Pennsylvania to New York City for the 3:30 p.m. showing of Josh Fox’s “Gasland II” premier at the Tribeca Film Festival Sunday.
“You make a documentary to represent the farmers and landowners and they’re the people excluded from the screening,” McAleer said expressing his frustration.
An emergency short film from Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of GASLAND addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state.
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Tom Ridge was paid 900 000! Corbett was paid 1,6 mil.!
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