High-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing is being touted as the pathway to a clean-energy future by the gas industry, but questions remain about the practice's safety (fracking uses hazardous chemicals and liberates methane, both of which can taint water supplies), the industry's projections of well production and retrievable reserves (both of which may be overestimated in order to encourage investment), and about how "clean" the practice is (when taking extraction into account, burning natural gas may release more carbon than coal).
|galbraith Hey frackerwatch, here's a list of the companies the DEC intends to issue Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling permits to: New York Marcellus & Utica Drillers|
|galbraith frackerwatch Companies invested in by NYS Common Retir... have spent $6.1 million on lobbying in NYS since fracking boom began: NYS Pension Investment Lobbying|
|galbraith frackerwatch NYS Common Retirement Fund Fracking Investments revised and updated. New York has $6.6 worth of investments in 70 fracking companies.|
|galbraith frackerwatch New York State has invested almost $2.5 billion in these 63 fracking companies|
|galbraith frackerwatch U of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources's authorizing statute (W.S. 21-17-117 (e) REQUIRES 7 of the 11 member board to be energy industry employees|
frackerwatch here's one for the frackademics list! http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/about-us/partners.html
Timothy Considine of the School of Energy Resources wrote a jobs report that is held up by fracking advocates: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/30...
|kevin frackerwatch check out the ANGA v. the API on National Petroleum Council's interlocks page. API still on top, but ANGA is ascendant!!|
|kevin frackerwatch Chesapeake Energy has hired a "spinmeister of the apocalypse" http://blog.littlesis.org/2012/05/01/in-l...|
frackerwatch @kevin @galbraith http://www.statejournal.com/story/1779573...
2 recent pieces on "recommended practices" reports issued by fracking coalitions - unclear if they're the same or not?
|bnelson frackerwatch wrote this note earlier, meant to put it here: http://littlesis.org/user/bnelson/note/2058|
|ProPublica's list of the top ten gas drillers in the US.|
|People and groups lobbying for hydrofracking in states and nationally.||Different state and federal governments have convened panels to advise them on the costs and benefits of fracking|
|This is a list of state environmental protection employees and state elected officials who have moved through the revolving door into industry. Covering WV, PA, OH, and NY so far.||Educators and educational institutions supporting hydrofracking|
|Companies who have borrowed billions to fund fracking operations|