MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

February 27, 2011

Corbett vs. The Environment

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:00 am

These are the first natural gas policies the Corbett Administration has trotted out, and they are clearly bad for the environment.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11056/1127950-113.stm

February 16, 2011

Gov. Corbett and Marcellus Shale

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:14 am

Even if the governor sticks to his inflexibility on “no new taxes,” there are several things he could do to make the Pennsylvania gas industry more civilized.  This well-balanced article spells them out.

http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2011/02/what_now_for_the_marcellus_sha.html

January 27, 2011

“Gasland” Nominated For Academy Award

Filed under: environment, films — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:38 am

“Gasland” was a winner at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and now has been nominated for an Academy Award.  Needless to say the gas industry is furious and is cranking out critical propaganda at a great rate.  You owe it to yourself and to your community wherever you live to see this film.  Here’s a trailer.

October 27, 2010

What Else Is Coming Up With The Fracking Water?

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:36 am

When they pump zillions of gallons of water (and other things) into the Marcellus shale to frack it and release its natural gas, several heavy metals including uranium come to the surface.  Not a good thing.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/10/26/marcellus-shale-fracking-releases-uranium-university-of-buffalo/

February 27, 2010

Natural Gas Drillers On The Offensive

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:32 am

The Natural Gas industry is moving forward with operations to get at gigantic natural gas deposits in the Marcellus Shale, deep below most of Pennsylvania – a virtual goldmine of energy so near to the New York City market.  The results so far have been disatrous for wildlife, streams, state forests, and drinking water supplies.  Read all about it in this article from Beaver County Blue, the website of our Progressive Democrat friends in the western end of the state.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/02/26/gas-drillers-open-political-offensive-in-beaver-county/