Tuesday, November 9, 2010

EPA Serves Halliburton a Subpoena to Disclose List of Chemicals Used in Fracking for Natural Gas

Do you want your tap water to look like this? To give you cancer, or make you dizzy and slow your motor function? How about rashes, headaches, loss of sense of smell? Would you like to be able to light your tap water on fire like the folks 2 hours north of us?

Posted by: Noël Jones

Finally, the EPA is taking serious action with regard to companies involved in fracking for natural gas!

On a New York Times blog called Green, blogger John Collins Rudolph reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has served Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton, with a subpoena to disclose its list of chemicals used in the fracking process that many residents and scientists claim is contaminating drinking water.  Eight other companies have been subpoenaed and have either produced the lists, or promised to do so by December. Hallburton is saying it will make "a good faith effort" and "try" to get the list to them by January. The EPA has criticized them strongly for that response and says it is not good enough.

If you don't know what I'm talking about yet, please watch one of these movies either on Netflix or HBO on Demand--at the very least, watch the trailers here!

GASLAND Directed by Josh Fox (Netflix) (trailer)
Split Estate Directed by Debra Anderson (Netflix) (trailer)

And if the idea of 50,000 new wells in the Delaware Watershed waiting for the go-ahead from the Delaware River Basin Commission and Harrisburg in the next few months disturbs you, knowing that the Delaware provides 15 million of us with drinking water, then please use the links on the right side bar of this blog to contact our elected officials--or write a letter to the editor of one of our local papers--those links are on the right too!

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