Use these Internet links to other information about Shale Gas issues.
Word Games are Misleading the American Public About Fracking
Be sure to read the back story (blue) links in the article.
Gasland web site. Josh Fox article “Affirming Gasland” against the comments of Energy In Depth. Energy In Depth is trying to spin Gasland as false. See the following to find out who Energy In Depth really is. Who Are The Spin-doctors Behind The Attacks On Gasland?
A Video - Residents in Butler County, Pennsylvania share their fracking experience. Film shared courtesy of Nature Abounds' friend Rich Waters, a local photographer and videographer who is documenting how fracking is changing the lives of his neighbors in Southwest Pennsylvania.
Democracy Now has many articles and videos about fracking. Go to Democracy Now website and in the advanced search box type in fracking. Select an article and in the “Listen Watch” area click on Real Video Stream or Real Audio Stream.
Source Watch information on fracking and the Halliburton Loophole that allows the gas industry to bypass clean water, clean air and hazardous waste laws
Source Watch information on PA fracking
Apparently the gas isn't everywhere. Encana Abandons Two Non-Producing Marcellus Gas Wells in Luzerne County, PA from MarcellusDrillingNews
Very technical listing of the ways the gas industry is exempt from the environmental laws that protect drinking water and air.
ShaleTest Environmental Testing does baseline and other testing around shale gas wells for those who can not afford the cost. - Supported by private donation.
Shale Shock Media has many videos about shale gas and fracking.
Save Our Streams PA A west central PA group
Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition, Luzern County PA (GDAC) A very well organized web site with lots of good information.
Marcellus Protest A western PA based group.
PennFutures They produce a good newsletter
PA Just Powers A look at the legal issues.
Earth Works A national organization working on a variety of environmental problems.
Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”
What Chemicals Are Used. Frac Focus
Since each gas company makes its own combination of fracking fluid (a proprietary "secret" formula), it is difficult to provide an actual list. The following is a generalized list
Fracking Fluid Components