Following up on her June 10 show on the horrors of natural gas fracking, Dr. Robin Falkov solicits additional input from Dee and Paul from Pennsylvania, Sharon Wilson, and Sam Lane.
Drilling for natural gas is neither benign to the environment nor safe to residents who live within close proximity to the wells and compressors. The hydraulic fracturing process contaminates air, soil, and groundwater and it generates noise pollution, 24/7, at extremely high decibel levels.
Tragically, the mainstream media slants most of their news strories about natural gas fracking from the vested interests of the energy companies and not from local citizens whose lives have been severely impaired.
Featured guests on today’s program are:
• Dee from Pittsburgh, PA, who tells how residents in her area have been adversely impacted by natural gas fracking.
• Sharon Wilson, a political activist whose website about the environmental damage caused by oil and gas drilling (Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS) was ranked #1 in 2010 among aggregated blogs in Texas, and is at the forefront at educating the public and the media about the environmental risks associated with the extraction of natural gas from the Barnett Shale site.
• Paul from southwestern Pennsylvania, who shares his extensive knowledge about rig and pipeline construction and the poisonous pools of contamination that become the responsibility of property owners to clean up.
• Sam Lane, who is director of a grassroots organization called “Stop Arkansas Fracking” that is calling for a temporary moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in that state.
Barnett Shale, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS (Sharon Wilson’s blog)
EARTHWORKS – Oil & Gas Accountability Project
Stop Arkansas Fracking
Podcasts on Fracking (June 10, 2011)
Maria Payan warns that our quality of life is at risk from natural gas fracking
Andy Cheshier: Natural gas firms can use eminent domain to build pipelines on your land
Linda Wells connects the decline in water quality in Arkansas to the building of gas wells
Shawn Porter challenges the BLM over its leasing of mineral rights on public lands