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Pink Fracking – The Daily Show – Video Clip | Comedy Central

Pink Fracking – The Daily Show – Video Clip | Comedy Central.


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Fracking The Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil And Bad Air On The Texas Prairie


Fracking The Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil And Bad Air On The Texas Prairie from Weather Films on Vimeo.

from Weather Films on Vimeo.

Gripping Report and Film Reveal How Fracking Boom Destroys Texans’ Lives

Brandon Baker | February 18, 2014 11:29 am | Comments
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Shelby Buehring was born in South Texas and bought a home there in 1995, but he has grown to hate the area.

That’s because the area’s fracking boom caused his wife, Lynn, to depend on an inhaler to help her breathe properly amid an atmosphere rife with thick black smoke, strong stenches and other environmental effects from fracking near their Karnes County home.

The Buehrings are two of several people the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel spoke to as part of a most-gripping report and short film package released Tuesday that exposes the impact of fracking as well as any on record.

“There’s nothing we can do,” Shelby Buehring said of living near the Eagle Ford Shale play. “Nobody is listening to us.

“They’re not going to stop, so we have to live with it or leave … This is my home, and I hate it here.”

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The Eagle Ford Shale play is a 400-mile-long, 50-mile-wide fracking site that extends from Leon County, in northeast Texas, to the southwestern Mexican border. As impactful as the report and short film’s interviews are, the lack of oversight and care for the residents is downright appalling. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), which regulates most air emissions, has fined just two companies in the oil and gas industry from Jan. 1, 2010 to Nov. 19, 2013, despite 164 documented violations.

There were 284 complaints filed during that time, but they clearly fell on deaf ears.

“I believe if you’re anti-oil and gas, you’re anti-Texas,” state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, a Republican from Central Texas, said during a panel discussion in September, according to the three reporting agencies.

Those who have studied the fracking boom there aren’t surprised by its unfortunate effects.

“Energy wins practically every time,” Robert Forbis Jr., an assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University, said in the report. “It seems cynical to say that, but that’s how states see it—promote economic development and minimize risk factors.”

The report and film made waves across the country Tuesday for its revealing reporting.

“The 8-month ‘Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale’ investigation by Pulitzer Prize winning journalists reveals that fracking is literally poisoning the air children and families breathe,” said John Armstrong of Frack Action and New Yorkers Against Fracking. “Polluted with toxic chemicals like hydrogen sulfide and benzene, air poisoned by fracking is entering homes, daycare centers and schools throughout entire regions.

“This investigation and the hundreds of complaints build on an already significant body of science showing that fracking inherently poisons the air and threatens people’s health.”

Other shocking findings about the Eagle Ford Shale area and Texas, discovered by Inside Climate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel, include:

Thousands of oil and gas facilities, including six of the nine production sites near the Buehrings’ house, are allowed to self-audit their emissions without reporting them to the TCEQ.
There are only five permanent air monitors installed in the 20,000-square-mile region of Eagle Ford.
Since 2009, there has been a 100-percent statewide increase in unplanned toxic air releases associated with oil and gas production. They are known as emission events and typically caused by human errors or faulty equipment.
The Texas legislature has cut the TCEQ’s budget by one-third since the Eagle Ford boom began—from $555 million in 2008 to $372 million in 2014. The state also cut funding for air monitoring equipment by $621,000 during the same period.
“I can control what my kids eat, I can control what goes on their skin, but I can’t control the air that’s coming across from the neighbors,” said Amber Lyssy, an area farmer who was also interviewed.

Another resident interviewed by the entities, Cynthia Dupnik, decided to keep a daily log of what she and her family smells near their home. She said it was important to take note because new symptoms and side effects continually arise as the oil boom continues on. Nose bleeds and sores were among the effects her family experienced.

“There’s something wrong about that picture, especially when we didn’t have it before,” she said.

The report points out that while states are responsible for enforcing the federal Clean Air Act, they are also largely responsible for regulating fracking on their grounds.

The reporters said the TCEQ refused telephone interview requests for eight months. A representative finally responded with an email stating that the air pollutants in the Eagle Shale Ford area have not been a concern “from a long-term or short-term perspective.”

The interviewed residents told a much different story.

“The chemicals in the air, we can’t get away from them because we live here,” Lyssy said.

“We’re here 24/7. We don’t have another home to go to.”

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Images of Fossil Fuel development and transit

Images of Fossil Fuel Development

Images of Fossil Fuel Development

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▶ Blue Man Group: Earth To Humanity – YouTube

▶ Blue Man Group: Earth To Humanity – YouTube.

Shale Truth Interview series Anthony Ingraffea segment #2 Pennsylvania legacy – YouTube

Shale Truth Interview series Anthony Ingraffea segment #2 Pennsylvania legacy – YouTube.

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▶ An Aerial View of Hydraulic Fracking Along The Marcellus Shale – YouTube

▶ An Aerial View of Hydraulic Fracking Along The Marcellus Shale – YouTube.

ATEX Pipeline video aerial tour

MarkWest Pipeline – New Construction – All Phases – Video from The Air – Go Marcellus & Utica Shale: Leasing, Drilling & Mineral Rights.

Drill Baby Drill

Drill Baby Drill Film Coming to Cortland

The new documentary Drill Baby Drill will have its CNY premiere in Cortland on Wednesday, April 17.

Filmmaker Lech Kowalski, a native of Utica who currently lives and works in Paris, France will be present for the screening and for the discussion following the 84-minute film.

The film, which was made in Poland and in Pennsylvania, tells the story of a group of Polish farmers who band together to protect their land when unconventional shale-gas drilling (fracking) threatens. It also looks at the effects of ongoing drilling on farmers and their communities in Pennsylvania. 

The film’s power derives in part from its refusal to provide easy answers to the questions it raises about corporate power and its effect on democracy, and about the tensions between our demand for energy and the necessity of protecting our air, water, farmland, and food supply. The subject should be of strong, immediate interest to residents of New York, where energy companies are leasing land with plans to do similar drilling. 


Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main Street, Second Floor, Room 202.  Blog coverage of Cortland visit  http://lechkowalski.blogspot.fr/

Sponsored by CGIS Environmental Justice Committee and GDACC (Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County.  Donations to help cover the filmmaker’s expenses will be accepted at the door.


About filmmaker Lech Kowalski

Kowalski has won wide acclaim over 35+ years as an independent filmmaker. His large body of work has won awards and been the subject of retrospectives at international film festivals.  This film was shown recently in the French Senate, and on French and German television (with high ratings). It will be shown to European Parliament on April 23, prior to theatrical release. 

Drill Baby Drill film description
One day the people who live in a small village located in eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border, an ecologically pristine agricultural area called the “lungs of Poland,” discover that Chevron, the world’s fourth largest energy corporation, plans to build a shale gas well in their village. At first the villagers are not against the construction of the gas well, but research reveals that having a shale gas well so near farms might not be such a good idea. The farmers mobilize. They appeal to politicians and government institutions to stop the construction, but their requests are met with silence. Suddenly Chevron sends bulldozers to start construction. Lech Kowalski was there to film the first-ever farmer rebellion against Chevron. But energy companies and the Polish government hope to hit a golden shale gas jackpot, and the odds are against the farmers winning. The story about their struggle weaves around realities that are taking place in Pennsylvania, which industry has called the “Saudi Arabia” of North America. It’s too late to stop the harms in Pennsylvania, but can the farmers win in Poland? What happens is a surprise.
For further information contact gdacc.cortland@gmail.com