Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fracking Contamination in USA

Years After Evidence of Fracking Contamination, EPA to Supply Drinking Water to Homes in Pa. Town

by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, Jan. 20, 2012, 2:58 p.m.

First, the eartharound the rural town of Dimock, Pa., was cracked open as gas drillers usedfracking [1] to tap the vastenergy supplies of the Marcellus Shale.

Then, in April 2009, residents there lost theiraccess to fresh drinking water [2].Wells turned fetid. Some blew up. Tap water caught fire.

Now, nearlythree years later 2014 and after a string of lawsuits and stateinvestigations has ushered Dimock to the forefront of the environmental debateover drilling but failed to resolve the water problem 2014 the EnvironmentalProtection Agency is stepping in to supply drinking water itself.

On Friday, theagency announced it would bring tanks of drinking water to four homes,including that of Julie Sautner, whom ProPublica first interviewed [3] about her water problems in 2009.

201CDatareviewed by EPA indicates that residents2019 well water contains levels ofcontaminants that pose a health concern,201D the agency said in a statement [4]. Testsshowed dangerous levels of arsenic [5], acarcinogen, as well as glycols and barium in at least four wells, and the EPAis apparently concerned that the contamination may bemore widespread.

According to the statement, theEPA plans to test the water supplies in 60 additional homes for hazardoussubstances.

In 2009,Pennsylvania officials charged Cabot Oil & Gas [6], the company that drilled the wells inDimock, with several violations it said had contributed to methane gas leakingout of the gas wells and into drinking water. For a time, Cabot supplieddrinking water to a number of homes in the area but then stopped.

The EPA haswaded into the Dimock issues slowly over the past few months, provoking adefensive stance from the state2019s lead environmental regulator, who earlierthis month called the EPA2019s understanding of the Dimock situation 201Crudimentary [7].201D

But the statehas not undertaken the scope of water analysis the EPA now plans to do, anduntil the EPA stepped in Friday, Dimock residents had found little resolution.

Environmentalgroups are applauding the EPA2019s move. "This finding confirms what Dimockresidents have said for months, that the Pennsylvania Department ofEnvironmental Protection should have never allowed Cabot to end deliveries ofclean water," said Environmental Working Group senior counsel DustyHorwitt.

But they also say the time has come for the EPA to address watercontamination concerns in other communities across the country where residentssay drilling has harmed their water.

In December, the EPA concluded that fracking [8] was likelyto blame for a similar rash of groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyo. Theagency is conducting a multiyear national study of fracking2019s effects on watersupplies.

We have previously reported about waterand drilling concerns [9] in parts of western Wyoming, as well as centraland southern Colorado, Texas, Ohio and elsewhere.

SOPA PIPA Supporters 18th and 19th
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Time Magazine: Front Page USA and the Rest of the World

Censorship in the world's largest democracy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Censorship in the world's largest democracy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

a must read article on the reality of Internet censorship globally. This is fact ridden and a must to read to understand what is really going on.

San Francisco, California - In the world's largest democracy, something is brewing that could have grave implications for freedom of expression. On January 12, in response to a private lawsuit, a Delhi High Court judge, Justice Suresh Kait, told lawyers for the Indian offices of Facebook and Google that, unless they develop the capability to regulate "offensive and objectionable" material on their sites, the Indian government would block their websites, "like China [does]".
The complaint, filed by Vinay Rai, a magazine editor, was filed under laws banning the sale of obscene books and objects, as well as one pertaining to criminal conspiracy. It demands that the companies - as well as companies providing similar services, such as Yahoo - screen content before it appears on their sites.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Rai explained that the evidence he submitted to the court included content offensive to Hindus, Muslims and Christians. "My intention is to ensure that the sentiments of any religion or community are not hurt," he told the Journal.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Consequence Management Response Force CCMRFs now training on US soil! ...

The government says the training is for "self defense" to dangerous situation on American soil. For civil unrest, natural disasters.
Trained for: 3rd brigade in Iraq (I was inbedded with them, as a photojournalist). They are called CCMRF, they are a "well trained" and trusted brigade.

Ron Paul on FEMA Extermination Camps in the U.S.

"Yeah, there setting the stage for violence in this country, that's for sure" Ron Paul

Vaccine Ingredients: Chicken, Monkey, Insect, Calf, Cow, Formaldehyde, DNA

Occupy Washington DC Veterans Gassed by Army 1932!

2 Million Oral Rabies Vaccines Dropped by Planes all over Texas

Thursday, January 19, 2012

click here to sign against SOPA PIPP

Today After The War joins with other sites in a virtual strike to protest two proposed laws in the United States, called SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act. On January 24th, the U.S. Senate will vote on the PROTECT IP Act to censor the Internet, despite opposition from the vast majority of Americans.
Join us to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

WTF is SOPA ? aka The American Government trying to ruin the internet

Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now!! I'll tell you How! This Video that M...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

ZUMA Pictures Of The Day: News, Sports, Celeb images and more

ZUMA Pictures Of The Day: News, Sports, Celeb images and more

Nevicata straordinaria in Alaska

Noam Chomsky on Ron Paul's 9/11 Theories: "What He Said Is Completely Un...

The Truth about Fukushima

Of 1% for 1% by 1%

Don't Forget Hati: 2 years later

#JAN1: Occupy Wall Street finds no right to generally assemble

This is all about our civil rights being challenged. Are we really a police state now?

Re-Occupy Wall Street: Protesters back in Zuccotti Park

With the news covering the elections 24/7; I thought that it would be a good idea to talk about other things that are going on in the background.