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Halliburton List of Fracking Chemicals

Halliburton has set up a website with fairly complete information about products used in gas wells. The list includes common uses of the products.

Click links to see disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Go there >>

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Gas fracking leases may impact real estate values

Gas fracking leases may impact real estate values

from The Hancock News, 12-7-2011

Property owners with natural gas leases, and those interested in hearing realistic predictions of the jobs that might be created if gas drilling occurs in Maryland, can get information at a public meeting on Thursday evening, December 8, in Garrett County.

Paul Durham, government affairs director for the Garrett County Board of Realtors, and Emily Wurth from Washington, D.C.-based Food & Water Watch, will offer their perspectives at 7 p.m. in the Garrett College Auditorium in McHenry.
“Our county’s financial health is greatly dependent on real estate, especially vacation real estate, and local realtors are stepping up to the challenges associated with gas leasing,” said Natalie Atherton, acting director of CitizenShale, the group sponsoring the meeting.

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EPA sounds alarm on fracking in Wyoming

In a statement released on Thursday, the EPA said a study had found that groundwater in an aquifer around Pavillion, Wyoming, contained “compounds likely associated with gas production practices, including hydraulic fracturing.”

Read the article at CNNMoney

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Celebs and Officials Collect Emergency Water for Hydro-Fracking Victims in Pennsylvania

Actor Mark Ruffalo and film director Josh Fox denounced a controversial form of gas drilling this morning at New York’s City Hall, where they collected water to bring to 11 Pennsylvania families whose tap water is flammable.

When one resident’s well exploded several months ago, the state investigated and found that faulty casings in the drilling well had caused methane to seep into local drinking wells.

Read the article and see video at ABC News

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Man charged in spill near Pa. gas-drilling site

A 27-year-old man from Temple, Ga., admitted to Pennsylvania State Police that he dumped approximately 800 gallons of dangerous materials from a Bradford County gas well site onto state game lands early Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Towanda barracks.

Read the article in the Star Gazette.

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Commission takes heat over presentation, resolution

Pocahontas County Commissioners were the target of pointed criticism from county residents on both sides of the Marcellus shale gas debate at a special meeting Thursday evening.

Read the article in the Pocahontas Times.

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Commissioners hear from business community about proposed ordinance

Local business owners and farmers let Pocahontas County Commissioners know exactly how they felt about a proposed ordinance that had the purpose of restricting activity around drilling for natural gas in Marcellus shale.

Read the article in the Pocahontas Time

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Gas company whistle-blower details spills, errors

DIMOCK TWP. PA – On a bright fall day in 2008, Scott Ely arrived at the natural gas well a few hundred feet from his home to find work strangely stilled.

His fellow employees of Cabot Oil and Gas Corp.’s drilling subsidiary were watching the only thing moving: a huge plume of gas “like Niagara Falls going upwards” buffeting the drilling rig from below, he remembered.

Read the article in the Scranton (PA) Times Tribune

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Did Fracking Cause Oklahoma’s Largest Recorded Earthquake?

Probably not, as the gas drilling practice tends to be associated with minor quakes, not big ones, seismologists say

Read the article in Scientific American

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Panel approves bill, seeks Marcellus special session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A special legislative committee on Wednesday approved a Marcellus Shale drilling bill and asked Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to call lawmakers into special session to take up the measure.

Read the article in the Charleston Gazette.

Download the proposed legislation as a PDF

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