President Obama’s rosy picture of natural gas as a miracle fuel does not stand up to the facts. Not only is there no scientific proof that fracking can be done safely, but the Department of Energy’s just-revised gas estimates contradict President Obama’s promises about natural gas as a pathway to energy independence; there is simply not enough gas to expand our dependence on the fuel in a meaningful way. The new DOE report slashed U.S. domestic gas estimates by 42 percent, from 827 tcf to just 482 tcf—less than 20 years worth of gas at current rates of consumption. If we continue to increase our use of gas for electricity, manufacturing and transportation, we’ll have only a few years’ worth of gas.
(Dimock, PA) Dimock,PA fracking victims, whose wells were contaminated by Cabot Gas & Oil, will publicly thank the EPA for its decision to send emergency water relief to four of the eleven affected residents.
(Washington D.C.) Leading U.S. medical and science experts urged Administrator Lisa Jackson of the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency to take urgent action to protect the residents of Dimock, PA, whose wells have been contaminated by hydraulic fracturing operations.
(NYC & Dimock, PA)— It wasn’t a flood or natural disaster that left more than a dozen families in Dimock, PA without clean drinking water. The disaster in Dimock was caused by the Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation’s use of the hazardous gas drilling method known as fracking. Since 2008 the well water of eleven families has been contaminated with toxic chemicals, flammable gas, and radioactive material.