Friday, December 9, 2011

crookedindifference:

What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.

Follow this interactive link to learn the dangers behind hydraulic fracking.

Monday, November 28, 2011
In the 2005 energy bill, largely crafted by Vice-President Dick Cheney, fracking was explicitly exempted from federal review under the Safe Drinking Water Act. As a result of this dispensation, which has been dubbed the Halliburton Loophole, drilling companies are under no obligation to make public which chemicals they use. Climate Adaptation: “Burning Love” The New Yorker, on Marcellus Shale fracking.
Friday, July 29, 2011 Thursday, July 14, 2011

climateadaptation:

Colbert on hydrofracking. Brilliant. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011
climateadaptation:

thepoliticalnotebook:

Talisman Energy, a Canadian natural gas company, has a coloring book for kids about the glories of fracking! It stars “Talisman Terry” who is called “the friendly fracosaurus.” No really. This isn’t an Onion article, it’s an actual piece of propaganda by the natural gas fracking industry. It’s using this as part of an outreach strategy in Pennsylvania, where it has a lot of business and has been distributing them locally. It has puppies, kittens, American flags, the aforementioned friendly fracosaurus and a whole lot of not mentioning the controversies that surround the natural gas and fracking industries. It also tries to teach children that fracking produces rainbows and smiling suns (see above photo from the coloring book). Via Think Progress.

The coloring book is here: Fracking Coloring Book (PDF). See also the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette’s article, “Color me fracked: Energy industry produces coloring book to make case for gas drilling to kids“   

climateadaptation:

thepoliticalnotebook:

Talisman Energy, a Canadian natural gas company, has a coloring book for kids about the glories of fracking! It stars “Talisman Terry” who is called “the friendly fracosaurus.” No really. This isn’t an Onion article, it’s an actual piece of propaganda by the natural gas fracking industry. It’s using this as part of an outreach strategy in Pennsylvania, where it has a lot of business and has been distributing them locally. It has puppies, kittens, American flags, the aforementioned friendly fracosaurus and a whole lot of not mentioning the controversies that surround the natural gas and fracking industries. It also tries to teach children that fracking produces rainbows and smiling suns (see above photo from the coloring book). Via Think Progress.

The coloring book is here: Fracking Coloring Book (PDF). 
See also the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette’s article, “Color me fracked: Energy industry produces coloring book to make case for gas drilling to kids“