Saturday, April 23, 2011

Videos on the Bradford County fracking accident

Earlier this week a major hydraulic fracturing accident occurred in Pennsylvania (see: The fracking accident on the anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill). The youtube site has several informative videos.

Bradford County PA, 90 miles west of the Delaware River Basin, shows us the face of shale gas drilling's industrialization in ruined air and drinking water. Photographed by Jane Prettyman (with apologies for soviet camera), host of 'Public Comment' ( Music: "Wheels" by Jason Shaw (Creative Commons) and "Sacrifice" by Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke.

This video is "Bradford County Commissioner McLinko at the Marcellus Shale Advosory Commission" speaking about conditions in his county. This was recorded Mar 25, 2011 (before the fracking explosion). His view is jobs, jobs, jobs, damn the consequences.

Inhofe Claims Fracking Has 'Never Poisoned Anyone' Nor Ever Contaminated Groundwater: He refers explicitly to the accident in Bradford County saying it was "above ground" (hence not groundwater) and a bunch of other quibblish things.

The Commonwealth Foundation spoke to many people impacted by the Marcellus Shale drilling activity in and around Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Residents from Bradford County speak out about the proposed natural gas severance tax.


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