In spite of our successes to keep the drill rigs at bay in NY, tens of thousands of tons of radioactive drilling waste pour over the border every year from Pennsylvanian fracking sites into NY landfills, threatening public health and water quality.
Ever wonder what's in that toxic cocktail of stuff the fracking companies mix into the water and sand when they frack for natural gas?
Here is a list of potential chemicals used in the fracking process. This doesn't include all possible chemicals, just a sample of potential chemicals used.
The Atlantic Chapter opposes unconventional gas extraction practices in New York State as it is now practiced, and as it is proposed in the dSGEIS, because such practices and proposals:
Painted Post Lawsuit
(Updated: "Citizens' Challenge to Painted Post Municipal Water Sale Upheld." See below for more)
Sierra Club, et. al., v. Village of Painted Post, et. al., filed June 25, 2012
The Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club has joined with two other groups and five individuals in a suit challenging bulk water exports by the Village of Painted Post for use in hydrofracking.
Studies of Importance in Gas Drilling Research:
If you see something, say something!
Here is a list of gas watching tips (pdf) from un-naturalgas.org.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Eyes on Drilling" tipline for non-emergency suspicious activity related to oil and natural gas development. Reports can be made by calling 1-877-919-4EPA or emailing email@example.com.
The Gas Drilling Task Force Co-Chairs are:
- Kate Bartholomew
- Gusti Bogok
- Chris Burger
FRACKING: National Catching Up to the Grassroots?
(originally published in Spring 2012 Sierra Atlantic)