Shale Gas - Links

Use these Internet links to other information about Shale Gas issues.

DEP publishes official determinations of damaged water supplies related to oil and gas operations

A YouTube video: "WARNING Fracking An Inconvenient Truth Watch Learn about Fracking Shale Gas what they dont say"

Word Games are Misleading the American Public About Fracking
Be sure to read the back story (blue) links in the article.

Sky Truth - Track drilling and incident reports.


Arkansas lawsuits test fracking wastewater link to quakes

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?

The Pennsylvania Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing, or "Fracking"

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.

Leaks seeps and spills associated with gas drilling and hyrofracking

Mathane Migration

Methane Migration and the Fracking Debate

Abandoned Oil Wells Spouting Significant Levels of Methane

Hundreds of Thousands of Abandoned Wells in Pennsylvania May be Leaking Methane

Derelict Oil Wells May Be Major Methane Emitters

Mary Kang's Research Paper

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

PA doctors banned from telling patients what is in fracking fluid.

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.

Organizations working on Shale Gas Issues

Frac Tracker Resource page

Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy

ShaleTest Environmental Testing does baseline and other testing around shale gas wells for those who can not afford the cost. - Supported by private donation.

Marcellus Outreach Butler

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.”

Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids (Book)

Drilling fluid functions

Drilling Fluid Components

  • Lubricant
  • Circulating fluid
  • Coolant
  • Pressure balancing agent

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

  • Lubricant - a hydrocarbon
  • Acid - usually hydrochloric
  • Biocide
  • Anticorrosive
  • Antiscaling


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