Friday, December 6, 2013

Fracking Comic of NPR Ad



http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-11/missouri-lawyer-brings-nuisance-claims-to-fracking-arena.html


"Six Pennsylvania families who sued Chevron Corp. (CVX) and units of The Williams Companies Inc. and WPX Energy Inc. (WPX) over hydraulic fracturing-related claims have turned to a Missouri lawyer who has used nuisance allegations to win cases against commercial animal feed operations.

The Fayette County residents last week alleged in a state court lawsuit that the energy companies’ fracking efforts leaked methane and polluted water, while their employees intimidated them and even ruined a breeding stock of Black Angus cows. The focus of their lawsuit, however, isn’t the property damage so much as the offensive byproducts of the operations, a legal tactic that has begun to gain traction as courts consider the application of nuisance law to the natural gas boom."

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Natural Gas, A Bridge Fuel?




http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/29/opinion/gangplank-to-a-warm-future.html?_r=0


"The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new rules to reduce these emissions, but the rules don’t take effect until 2015, and apply only to new wells.
A 2011 study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research concluded that unless leaks can be kept below 2 percent, gas lacks any climate advantage over coal. And a studyreleased this May by Climate Central, a group of scientists and journalists studying climate change, concluded that the 50 percent climate advantage of natural gas over coal is unlikely to be achieved over the next three to four decades. Unfortunately, we don’t have that long to address climate change — the next two decades are crucial." 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fracking with Jesus, draft



FOR I WILL CONSIDER FRACKING




For I will consider that the United States is the number 1 natural gas producer in the world

http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?t=10&v=136
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-05/natural-gas-seen-gaining-with-obama-s-fracking-friendly-nominees.html




For I will consider that natural gas from fracking might well contribute more to global warming than coal

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201104111235
http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/climate-changes-evil-twin-ocean-acidification/
http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/06/sea_level_rise_stronger_storms.html
http://www.sustainablefuture.cornell.edu/news/attachments/Howarth-EtAl-2011.pdf
http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/what-wastes-enough-energy-power-25-million-cars-and-can-be-seen-space.html
https://sites.google.com/site/gasisnotcleanenergy/



For I will consider that the United States sees fracking as the way to save its economy and feed its addiction to fossil fuels


http://grist.org/natural-gas/situation-normal-all-fracked-up-obama-embraces-fracking/
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/fracking-road-energy-independence-road-ruin-135819559.html
http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org/population_energy
america's energy consumption






For I will consider that the US government and the EPA have not fully researched or publicized the risks of fracking

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consumerawareness/a/Risks-Of-Oil-Well-Fracking-Not-Known-Gao-Finds.htm
http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/shareholders-press-companies-to-disclose-fracking-risk/

http://www2.epa.gov/hfstudy



For I will consider that we still don't know enough about fracking
http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-your-drinking-water-fracked-who-the-hell-knows/

http://www.propublica.org/article/science-lags-as-health-problems-emerge-near-gas-fields
http://grist.org/news/epa-delays-fracking-safety-study-until-2016/

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For I will consider that even Chevron admits that fracking poses serious risks:

http://grist.org/news/chevron-ceo-admits-fracking-raises-legitimate-safety-concerns/




For I will consider that politicians and T Boon Pickens say fracking is the key to energy independence
http://www.pickensplan.com/
http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/fracking-won-t-deliver-u-s-energy-independence-study-says-1.350152




For I will consider that T Boon Pickens owns more water than anyone else in the country
http://www.naturalnews.com/035603_water_monopoly_privatization.html




For I will consider that T Boon Pickens calls water blue gold
http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-06-11/there-will-be-water





For I will consider that fracking does not necessarily bring jobs to the area

http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/01/10/u-s-chambers-fracking-job-boom-behind-the-numbers/
http://grist.org/news/ohio-fracking-boom-has-not-brought-jobs/
http://ecowatch.com/2013/fracking-economics-revealed-as-shale-gas-bubble-not-silver-bullet/
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/factsheet/false-promises-and-hidden-costs-the-illusion-of-economic-benefits-from-fracking/
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/cepr-blog/fracking-nonsense-the-job-myth-of-gas-drilling



For I will consider that fracking is an economic bubble
http://grist.org/news/why-the-fracking-boom-may-actually-be-an-economic-bubble/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-fracked-up-usa-shale-gas-bubble/5326504
http://www.policymic.com/articles/26918/the-next-wall-street-crisis-is-the-fracking-bubble
http://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/experts_warn_of_bursting_shale_gas_bubble_new_york_legislators_briefed#.UdxRbBaHqlI



For I will consider that the oil and gas companies promise jobs to locals but bring out-of-state employees with them

http://businessjournaldaily.com/company-news/trades-protest-use-outside-labor-pipeline-project-2013-2-15

http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=16344
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/14928-1
http://businessjournaldaily.com/drilling-down/one-labor-union-wins-another-loses-shale-2012-6-4




For I will consider that fracking is creating a shortage of affordable housing, thanks to all the out-of-state employees
http://www.ohio.com/news/shale-boom-creating-shortage-of-affordable-housing-in-eastern-ohio-1.411681
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/oil-and-fracking-booms-creating-housing-busts
http://www.psmag.com/business-economics/this-is-your-town-on-fracking-60257/
http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=30530





For I will consider that the gas industry is spending a lot of time and money buying good will and PR and obfuscating the real hazards of fracking

http://public-accountability.org
http://public-accountability.org/2012/05/ub-shale-play/
http://grist.org/natural-gas/smelling-a-leak-is-the-natural-gas-industry-buying-academics/
http://clearingthefogradio.org/us-climate-bomb-is-ticking-what-the-gas-industry-doesnt-want-you-to-know/
http://grist.org/natural-gas/as-fracking-boom-hits-ohio-industry-deceives-landowners/
http://grist.org/news/co-fracking-petition-a-fraud/
http://grist.org/article/check-the-math-study-touting-safer-fracking-reveals-big-oils-ties-to-academia/





For I will consider that the fracking boom has slowed our progress towards clean energy

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/us_fossil_fuel_boom_dims_glow_of_clean_energy/2511/
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/03/americas-most-obvious-tax-reform-idea-kill-the-oil-and-gas-subsidies/274121/
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0309/Budget-hawks-Does-US-need-to-give-gas-and-oil-companies-41-billion-a-year
http://priceofoil.org/fossil-fuel-subsidies/
http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/29/politics/oil-subsidies/index.html
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/03/01/428764/ddrop-in-warming-requires-rapid-massive-deployment039-of-zero-carbon-power-not-gas/



For I will consider that fracking my land affects my neighbor's land and health

http://www.voanews.com/content/black-foamy-water-has-neighbors-worried-about-fracking-135440643/163682.html
http://npaper-wehaa.com/northernexpress/2013/06/10/#?article=1924511
http://wunc.org/post/fracking-north-carolina-could-neighbors-be-forced-frack
http://www.futurity.org/earth-environment/no-trust-means-stress-for-frackings-neighbors/



For I will consider that even in a best case scenario, an individual well releases some 200 square meters of contaminated fluids
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/how-shale-energy-reshapes-american-security-8423?page=2



For I will consider that our aquifers are being drained by the growing population and fracking
http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/08/16/preparing-for-a-future-of-perpetual-drought/
http://grist.org/news/fracking-threatens-to-suck-up-the-wests-water/



For I will consider that only 2.5 percent of the water on earth is drinkable
http://www.sophisticatededge.com/how-much-of-the-earths-water-is-drinkable.html


For I will consider that in 2010 fracking used up 70-140 billion gallons or the annual water consumption of 40 to 80 cities, with the population of 50,000 people

http://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/hydraulic_fracturing_101#.UXazfRx3IsU





For I will consider that the oil and gas industry have designs on fracking parks, lakes and river basins  that provide water to millions, including the White River National Forest, The Delaware River basin, the Wayne National Forest, the George Washington National Forest, the Otera Mesa 
http://ecowatch.com/2013/interior-department-bows-to-pressure-oil-gas-industry-weakens-fracking-rules/


For I will consider that the EPA admits that chemicals used in fracking have been found in drinking water near wells

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/08/143386908/epa-connects-fracking-with-water-contamination
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/12/epa-admits-fracking-causing-groundwater.html





For I will consider that frackers pump up to 4 million gallons of “fluid” as far as 10,000 feet below earth at up to 4,200 gallons per minute

http://grist.org/basics/fracking-faq-the-science-and-technology-behind-the-natural-gas-boom/


For I will consider that the frack fluid is a toxic waste that must be transported by trucks or pipes and injected into wells underground
http://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/our-programs/fracking/whats-wrong-with-fracking-2/accidents/

For I will consider that injection wells causes earthquakes

http://grist.org/climate-energy/confirmed-fracking-triggers-quakes-and-seismic-chaos/
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/03/09/441812/ohio-finds-fracking-waste-injection-well-caused-earthquakes/
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/story/2012-03-09/fracking-gas-drilling-earthquakes/53435232/1
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-ck-daly/more-scientific-evidence-_b_3009927.html
http://grist.org/fossil-fuels/shale-shocked-usgs-links-remarkable-increase-in-earthquakes-to-fracking/




For I will consider that spills and accidents happen
http://www.youtube.com/user/urbandisasterrecords/featured
http://wnep.com/2013/03/14/fracking-fluid-leak-in-wyoming-county/
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22593942/big-fracking-fluid-spill-near-windsor-is-cleaned
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/20/pennsylvania-fracking-spill-gas-blowout-2011_n_851637.html






For I will consider that fracking could have toxic effects on aquatic life
http://www.workers.org/2012/us/bp_oil_spill_fracking_0503/


For I will consider that frack fluid could be used in winter as road salt
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/06/1185027/-Pennsylvania-wants-to-use-fracking-waste-as-road-salt#

For I will consider that fracking causes uranium contamination

http://grist.org/news/frackings-uranium-pollution-to-finally-be-studied-by-pennsylvania/

For I will consider that some frack waste is too hazardous for toxic waste dumps.
http://grist.org/news/radioactive-frack-waste-quarantined-at-pa-dump-turned-away/






For I will consider that between 70 and 140 billion gallons of water were used to frack 35,000 wells in the US in 2010
http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/0/D3483AB445AE61418525775900603E79/$File/Draft+Plan+to+Study+the+Potential+Impacts+of+Hydraulic+Fracturing+on+Drinking+Water+Resources-February+2011.pdf
http://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/hydraulic_fracturing_101#.UXazfRx3IsU

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For I will consider that 35,000 new wells are drilled each year in the US

http://grist.org/basics/fracking-faq-the-science-and-technology-behind-the-natural-gas-boom/




For I will consider that, thanks to the Halliburton loophole, fracking is excluded from the EPA's Clean Water Act
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/how-shale-energy-reshapes-american-security-8423?page=2
http://grist.org/climate-energy/the-secrets-drillers-can-hide-about-the-fracking-in-your-backyard/
http://grist.org/news/wyoming-and-energy-companies-can-keep-fracking-chemicals-secret-court-rules/

For I will consider that the EPA is not protecting our water
http://www.timesleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=TL&date=20130107&category=news&lopenr=301079923&Ref=AR




For I will consider that the cement well casings at fracking sites often crack and leak
http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/01/09/Leaky-Fracked-Wells/
http://slowdownfracking.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/cement-casing-the-weak-link-of-fracking/


For I will consider that unethical businesses dump the frack fluid into our water systems http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/02/youngstown_gas_driller_indicte.html
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/mar/08/why-not-frack/?pagination=false


For I will consider that frack fluid has been dumped into municipal sewage plants and has leached into rivers
http://grist.org/basics/fracking-faq-the-science-and-technology-behind-the-natural-gas-boom/



For I will consider that 55% of our rivers and streams are already polluted:
http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/04/epa-study-points-ag-pervasive-river-pollution
http://grist.org/news/fracking-accident-frack-cident-leaks-benzene-into-colorado-stream/


For I will consider that the fracking boom has increased the demand for ammonia, a highly explosive chemical blamed for the explosion in the Texas fertilizer plant
http://grist.org/news/americas-fracking-boom-driving-an-ammonia-boom/


For I will consider that between 30 and 70 per cent of the frack fluid does not come out of the well but remains at the drill site, underground, for years, and can still leach to the surface in a matter of years
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Fracking_and_water_pollution











For I will consider that fracking contaminates our air as well as our water

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-03/hazardous-air-pollutants-detected-near-fracking-sites.html
http://ecowatch.com/2012/texas-air-pollution/



For I will consider that fracking contaminates our soil as well as our air and water

http://www.nature.com/news/air-sampling-reveals-high-emissions-from-gas-field-1.9982
http://grist.org/news/colorados-oil-and-gas-boom-is-polluting-the-states-air/
http://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/our-programs/fracking/whats-wrong-with-fracking-2/farming-and-fracking/
http://grist.org/natural-gas/2011-05-19-fracking-with-our-food-how-gas-drilling-affects-farming/
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/14287?id=12588&typeid=1




For I will consider that the sand used in fracking is both an environmental and health issue
http://grist.org/climate-energy/fracking-ourselves-to-death-in-pennsylvania/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/fracking-sand-health-hazard-_n_2146992.html
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/air/air-quality-and-pollutants/air-pollutants/frac-sand-mining.html
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16095-the-mines-that-fracking-built


For I will consider that this fracking contains water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals linked to cancer
http://www.policymic.com/articles/6465/fracking-exposed-shocking-new-report-links-drilling-with-breast-cancer-and-women-s-violence
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/5839/


http://www.npr.org/2012/05/16/152204584/towns-effort-to-link-fracking-and-illness-falls-short
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/molly-rauch/moms-and-babies_b_3460539.html

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/29/140872251/the-trouble-with-health-problems-near-gas-fracking





For I will consider this partial list of people already sickened by fracking

http://pennsylvaniaallianceforcleanwaterandair.wordpress.com/the-list/
http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-s-list-of-the-harmed-1-208-and-counting






For I will consider the gag rule that doctors must follow when dealing with illnesses related to fracking
http://www.psr-la.org/stop-the-doctor-gag-rule-proposed-in-ca-fracking-regulations/
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/17/152268501/pennsylvania-doctors-worry-over-fracking-gag-rule



For I will consider that fracking poses a health risk to children and pregnant women

http://ecowatch.com/2013/report-fracking-health-risks-pregnant-women-children/






For I will consider that people and animals are at health risk, thanks to fracking:

http://www.workers.org/2012/us/bp_oil_spill_fracking_0503/
http://grist.org/news/all-those-fracking-jobs-come-with-an-increased-risk-of-lung-cancer/
http://grist.org/climate-energy/oil-and-gas-workers-fracked-by-on-the-job-injuries/


http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/5839/
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/March12/FrackingAnimals.html
http://newyork.sierraclub.org/Cancerspecialistswarnoffrackingrisks.htm



For I will consider that a partial list of places where the EPA is investigating for possible soil and water contamination:

Killdeer and Dunn Co., ND
Alvord, TX
Azle, TX
Decatur, TX
Wise, TX
South Parker, Co
Weatherford, TX
Tarrant Co., TX
Bainbridge, OH
Arkana Basin, AR
Conway Co., AR
Van Buren, AR
Caddo Parish, LA
Harrison Co., TX
Bradford Co., TX
Bradford Co., PA
Clearfield Co., PA
Dimmick, PA
Gibbs Hill, PA
Hamlin Township, PA
McKean Co., PA
Indian Creek Watershed, WV
Lycoming Co., PA
Monongahela River Basin, PA
Susquehanna River Basin, PA
Tioga Co., NY
Upshur Co., WV
Wetzel Co., WV
Battlement Mesa, CO
Garfield Co., CO
Rifle, CO
Silt, CO
Clark, WV
La Plata, CO.
Huerfano, CO.
Las Animas Co, CO
Pavillion, WY
Sublette Co., WY
Hickory, PA
Hopewell Township, PA

http://blog.shaleshockmedia.org/2013/05/16/youve-been-fracked/

http://dontfrackmichigan.com/?page_id=41

http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/pa-dep-determination-letters/

http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/0/D3483AB445AE61418525775900603E79/$File/Draft+Plan+to+Study+the+Potential+Impacts+of+Hydraulic+Fracturing+on+Drinking+Water+Resources-February+2011.pdf


For I will consider a list of concerns and problems with fracking cited by the EPA 2011 study includes: `

Abandoned and undocumented wells,
Auto-immune diseases related to fracking chemicals
Bioaccumulation of hydraulic fracturing chemicals in the food
chain
Biodegradable/nontoxic fracking liquids
Carbon footprint of entire fracking process
Disposal of drill cuttings
Effects of aging on well integrity
Effects of fracking on existing public and private wells
Effects of truck/tanker traffic
Effects on local infrastructure (roads, water treatment plants)
Effects on tourism
Economic impacts on landowners
Land farming on fracking sludge
Light pollution
Long-term corrosive effects of brine and microbes on well pipes
Natural flooding near fracking operations
Radioactive proppants
Recovery time and persistence of fracking chemicals in
contaminated aquifers
Recycling of flowback and produced water
Removal of radium and other radionulcudes from flowback
and produced water
Restoration of drill sites
Soil contamination of drill sites
Volatile organic compounds and emissions from fracking
operations and impoundments
Wildlife habitat fragmentation
Worker occupational health

http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/0/D3483AB445AE61418525775900603E79/$File/Draft+Plan+to+Study+the+Potential+Impacts+of+Hydraulic+Fracturing+on+Drinking+Water+Resources-February+2011.pdf






For I will consider that fracking is accelerating climate change, which is the most serious threat facing the world today

http://www.nrdc.org/health/climate/
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs266/en/
http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/signs/droughts.html
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/impacts/water-and-climate-change.html
http://www.ifpri.org/publication/climate-change-impact-agriculture-and-costs-adaptation




Saturday, May 18, 2013

Genesis of Fracking





And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 
And the frackers said, "Let the water teem with toxic chemicals . . . "

Toxic chemicals, whose names are yet to be disclosed. 

http://ecowatch.com/2013/interior-department-bows-to-pressure-oil-gas-industry-weakens-fracking-rules/

http://www.dangersoffracking.com
http://cleantechnica.com/2012/12/19/u-penn-study-reveals-new-fracking-water-contamination-threat/


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thanks to the Cheney-Halliburton Loophole

"In the forthcoming shale-energy era, water will acquire further strategic significance because of what happens to it during the fracking process. Some of this water subsequently returns to the surface after it has come into contact with various pollutants and chemicals, including salts, organic hydrocarbons, inorganic and organic additives and naturally occurring radioactive materials such as uranium, radium and radon. These pose a substantial pollution risk. In this wastewater "flowback," these dangerous elements can exceed federal drinking water standards several times over. In the United States this is happening because of the relative freedom that shale gas operators have been granted under the "Cheney-Halliburton Loophole" of the 2005 Energy Act, which specifically excluded fracking from the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act. This loophole has enabled companies to avoid disclosing the chemicals they use in the fracking process.

These substances can be toxic to people, and can also interact with disinfectants at drinking-water plants to form cancer-causing chemicals. At the very least this is quite sufficient to cause a major health scare. The sheer scale of the risk to public health became clear in a 2012 study that said even in a best case scenario, an individual well would release some 200 square meters of contaminated fluids. It added that, if just 10 per cent of the Marcellus Shale region is developed, the volume of contaminated wastewater “would equate to several hours flow of the Hudson River.”"

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/how-shale-energy-reshapes-american-security-8423?page=2


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For I Will Consider Fracking


FOR I WILL CONSIDER FRACKING

For I will consider that fracking might well contribute more to global warming than coal production
http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201104111235
http://www.sustainablefuture.cornell.edu/news/attachments/Howarth-EtAl-2011.pdf
http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/what-wastes-enough-energy-power-25-million-cars-and-can-be-seen-space.html
https://sites.google.com/site/gasisnotcleanenergy/

For I will consider that  fracking is not without risks

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6134/1235009
http://phys.org/news/2013-05-fracking-ground.html
http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/07/24/like-working-in-a-refinery-frackings-new-chemical-hazards-for-workers/

For I will consider that the risks of fracking are not yet fully understood
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consumerawareness/a/Risks-Of-Oil-Well-Fracking-Not-Known-Gao-Finds.htm
http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/shareholders-press-companies-to-disclose-fracking-risk/

For I will consider that the research on the risks of fracking should not be sponsored by the oil companies

http://grist.org/news/fracking-research-industry-sponsored-unclear-and-misinterpreted/

For I will consider that industry is not telling the fracking truth

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=epa-finds-fracking-compound-wyoming-aquifer
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/us/04natgas.html?_r=2&
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/factsheet/false-promises-and-hidden-costs-the-illusion-of-economic-benefits-from-fracking/

For I will consider that the US government and the EPA have not fully researched or publicized the risks of fracking

http://grist.org/news/epa-delays-fracking-safety-study-until-2016/

For I will consider that the oil companies have misled landowners about the risks of fracking

http://grist.org/natural-gas/as-fracking-boom-hits-ohio-industry-deceives-landowners/

For I will consider that the public is not informed about the risks of fracking
http://www.globalresearch.ca/shrouded-in-secrecy-industry-buries-frackings-true-dangers/5333467


For I will consider that even Chevron admits that fracking poses serious risks:

http://grist.org/news/chevron-ceo-admits-fracking-raises-legitimate-safety-concerns/




For I will consider that politicians and T Boon Pickens say fracking is the key to energy independence
http://www.pickensplan.com/

For I will consider that T Boon Pickens owns more water than anyone else in the country
http://www.naturalnews.com/035603_water_monopoly_privatization.html

For I will consider that T Boon Pickens calls water blue gold
http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-06-11/there-will-be-water


For I will consider that only 2.5 percent of the water on earth is drinkable
http://www.sophisticatededge.com/how-much-of-the-earths-water-is-drinkable.html

For I will consider that our aquifers are being drained by the growing population
http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/08/16/preparing-for-a-future-of-perpetual-drought/

For I will consider that the EPA is still “studying” the impact of fracking on our water resources
http://www2.epa.gov/hfstudy


For I will consider that even in a best case scenario, an individual well releases some 200 square meters of contaminated fluids
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/how-shale-energy-reshapes-american-security-8423?page=2

For I will consider that, thanks to the Halliburton loophole, fracking is excluded from the EPA's Clean Water Act
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/how-shale-energy-reshapes-american-security-8423?page=2

For I will consider that the EPA is not protecting our water
http://www.timesleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=TL&date=20130107&category=news&lopenr=301079923&Ref=AR

For I will consider that the oil and gas industry have designs on fracking parks, lakes and river basins  that provide water to millions, including the White River National Forest, The Delaware River basin, the Wayne National Forest, the George Washington National Forest, the Otera Mesa 
http://ecowatch.com/2013/interior-department-bows-to-pressure-oil-gas-industry-weakens-fracking-rules/

For I will consider that between 70 and 140 billion gallons of water were used to frack 35,000 wells in the US in 2010
http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/0/D3483AB445AE61418525775900603E79/$File/Draft+Plan+to+Study+the+Potential+Impacts+of+Hydraulic+Fracturing+on+Drinking+Water+Resources-February+2011.pdf
http://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/hydraulic_fracturing_101#.UXazfRx3IsU

For I will consider that 70-140 billion gallons is the annual water consumption of 40 to 80 cities, with the population of 50,000 people
http://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/hydraulic_fracturing_101#.UXazfRx3IsU


For I will consider that the EPA admits that chemicals used in fracking have been found in drinking water near wells
http://www.npr.org/2011/12/08/143386908/epa-connects-fracking-with-water-contamination
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/12/epa-admits-fracking-causing-groundwater.html


For I will consider that the cement well casings at fracking sites often crack and leak
http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/01/09/Leaky-Fracked-Wells/
http://slowdownfracking.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/cement-casing-the-weak-link-of-fracking/


For I will consider that unethical businesses dump the frack fluid into our water systems http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/02/youngstown_gas_driller_indicte.html
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/mar/08/why-not-frack/?pagination=false


For I will consider that frack fluid has been dumped into municipal sewage plants and has leached into rivers
http://grist.org/basics/fracking-faq-the-science-and-technology-behind-the-natural-gas-boom/

For I will consider that 55% of our rivers and streams are already polluted:
http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/04/epa-study-points-ag-pervasive-river-pollution


For I will consider that fracking contaminates our air as well as our water
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-03/hazardous-air-pollutants-detected-near-fracking-sites.html
http://ecowatch.com/2012/texas-air-pollution/

For I will consider that fracking contaminates our soil as well as our air and water
http://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/our-programs/fracking/whats-wrong-with-fracking-2/farming-and-fracking/


For I will consider that the sand used in fracking is both an environmental and health issue
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/fracking-sand-health-hazard-_n_2146992.html
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/air/air-quality-and-pollutants/air-pollutants/frac-sand-mining.html


For I will consider the gag rule that doctors must follow when dealing with illnesses related to fracking
http://www.psr-la.org/stop-the-doctor-gag-rule-proposed-in-ca-fracking-regulations/
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/17/152268501/pennsylvania-doctors-worry-over-fracking-gag-rule


For I will consider that people and animals are at health risk, thanks to fracking:

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/5839/
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/March12/FrackingAnimals.html
http://newyork.sierraclub.org/Cancerspecialistswarnoffrackingrisks.htm



For I will consider this partial list of people already sickened by fracking

http://pennsylvaniaallianceforcleanwaterandair.wordpress.com/the-list/
http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-s-list-of-the-harmed-1-208-and-counting


For I will consider that we still don't know enough about fracking
http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-your-drinking-water-fracked-who-the-hell-knows/



For I will consider that 35,000 new wells are drilled each year in the US

http://grist.org/basics/fracking-faq-the-science-and-technology-behind-the-natural-gas-boom/

For I will consider that frackers pump up to 4 million gallons of “fluid” as far as 10,000 feet below earth at up to 4,200 gallons per minute

http://grist.org/basics/fracking-faq-the-science-and-technology-behind-the-natural-gas-boom/

For I will consider that this fracking contains water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals linked to cancer
http://www.policymic.com/articles/6465/fracking-exposed-shocking-new-report-links-drilling-with-breast-cancer-and-women-s-violence
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/5839/


For I will consider that the frack fluid is a toxic waste that must be transported by trucks or pipes and injected into wells underground
http://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/our-programs/fracking/whats-wrong-with-fracking-2/accidents/

For I will consider that injection wells may cause earthquakes

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/story/2012-03-09/fracking-gas-drilling-earthquakes/53435232/1
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-ck-daly/more-scientific-evidence-_b_3009927.html

For I will consider that spills and accidents happen
http://www.youtube.com/user/urbandisasterrecords/featured
http://wnep.com/2013/03/14/fracking-fluid-leak-in-wyoming-county/
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22593942/big-fracking-fluid-spill-near-windsor-is-cleaned
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/20/pennsylvania-fracking-spill-gas-blowout-2011_n_851637.html



For I will consider that frack fluid could be used in winter as road salt
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/06/1185027/-Pennsylvania-wants-to-use-fracking-waste-as-road-salt#

For I will consider that the gas industry is spending a lot of time and money buying good will and PR and obfuscating the real hazards of fracking
http://clearingthefogradio.org/us-climate-bomb-is-ticking-what-the-gas-industry-doesnt-want-you-to-know/

For I will consider that fracking causes uranium contamination
http://grist.org/news/frackings-uranium-pollution-to-finally-be-studied-by-pennsylvania/

For I will consider that some frack waste is too hazardous for toxic waste dumps.
http://grist.org/news/radioactive-frack-waste-quarantined-at-pa-dump-turned-away/



For I will consider that the fracking boom has increased the demand for ammonia, a highly explosive chemical blamed for the explosion in the Texas fertilizer plant
http://grist.org/news/americas-fracking-boom-driving-an-ammonia-boom/


For I will consider that fracking does not necessarily bring jobs to the area
http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/01/10/u-s-chambers-fracking-job-boom-behind-the-numbers/
http://grist.org/news/ohio-fracking-boom-has-not-brought-jobs/
http://ecowatch.com/2013/fracking-economics-revealed-as-shale-gas-bubble-not-silver-bullet/
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/factsheet/false-promises-and-hidden-costs-the-illusion-of-economic-benefits-from-fracking/
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/cepr-blog/fracking-nonsense-the-job-myth-of-gas-drilling

For I will consider that between 30 and 70 per cent of the frack fluid does not come out of the well but remains at the drill site, underground, for years, and can still leach to the surface in a matter of years
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Fracking_and_water_pollution

For I will consider that a partial list of places where the EPA is investigating for possible soil and water contamination:

Killdeer and Dunn Co., ND
Alvord, TX
Azle, TX
Decatur, TX
Wise, TX
South Parker, Co
Weatherford, TX
Tarrant Co., TX
Bainbridge, OH
Arkana Basin, AR
Conway Co., AR
Van Buren, AR
Caddo Parish, LA
Harrison Co., TX
Bradford Co., TX
Bradford Co., PA
Clearfield Co., PA
Dimmick, PA
Gibbs Hill, PA
Hamlin Township, PA
McKean Co., PA
Indian Creek Watershed, WV
Lycoming Co., PA
Monongahela River Basin, PA
Susquehanna River Basin, PA
Tioga Co., NY
Upshur Co., WV
Wetzel Co., WV
Battlement Mesa, CO
Garfield Co., CO
Rifle, CO
Silt, CO
Clark, WV
La Plata, CO.
Huerfano, CO.
Las Animas Co, CO
Pavillion, WY
Sublette Co., WY
Hickory, PA
Hopewell Township, PA

http://blog.shaleshockmedia.org/2013/05/16/youve-been-fracked/

http://dontfrackmichigan.com/?page_id=41

http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/pa-dep-determination-letters/

http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/0/D3483AB445AE61418525775900603E79/$File/Draft+Plan+to+Study+the+Potential+Impacts+of+Hydraulic+Fracturing+on+Drinking+Water+Resources-February+2011.pdf


For I will consider a list of concerns and problems with fracking cited by the EPA 2011 study includes: `

Abandoned and undocumented wells,
Auto-immune diseases related to fracking chemicals
Bioaccumulation of hydraulic fracturing chemicals in the food
chain
Biodegradable/nontoxic fracking liquids
Carbon footprint of entire fracking process
Disposal of drill cuttings
Effects of aging on well integrity
Effects of fracking on existing public and private wells
Effects of truck/tanker traffic
Effects on local infrastructure (roads, water treatment plants)
Effects on tourism
Economic impacts on landowners
Land farming on fracking sludge
Light pollution
Long-term corrosive effects of brine and microbes on well pipes
Natural flooding near fracking operations
Radioactive proppants
Recovery time and persistence of fracking chemicals in
contaminated aquifers
Recycling of flowback and produced water
Removal of radium and other radionulcudes from flowback
and produced water
Restoration of drill sites
Soil contamination of drill sites
Volatile organic compounds and emissions from fracking
operations and impoundments
Wildlife habitat fragmentation
Worker occupational health

http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/0/D3483AB445AE61418525775900603E79/$File/Draft+Plan+to+Study+the+Potential+Impacts+of+Hydraulic+Fracturing+on+Drinking+Water+Resources-February+2011.pdf