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EPA vs. DEP on Dimock, PA: Science… Law… and Female Intuition

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By now it is common knowledge that the DEP has determined Cabot Oil & Gas does not have to deliver water to Dimock residents anymore. The DEP actually dropped the requirement for Cabot to restore the residents’ water supplies (which … Continue reading

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Rescue Dog on Christmas: The Heights & Depths of Humanity

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A Christmasism. As a tri-pawtisan, non-species observer of humans (i.e., 3-legged dog), I tend to be baffled by humanity repeatedly. It’s the holidays that really get me thinking. First off, why do humans even have holidays? I guess there’s some … Continue reading

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DRBC Fracks Its Own Governing Compact

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Just in time for Turkey Day: Next week, on Monday, 21 November 2011, the Delaware River Basic Commission’s five members will cast their votes on fracking the Delaware. To frack the Delaware is to frack the DRB Compact itself– twice. … Continue reading

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once upon a leaky well…

Once a leaky well, always a leaky well? That is the question. Here’s what we know: about 5% of unconventional gas wells leak right off the bat; upwards of 50-60% leak within 20ish years. In a Canadian study, the failure … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Unconventional Shale Gas Will Fail

It may take quite awhile, but the development of shale gas will eventually fail. There are three main reasons. I am not one of them. It’s debate-able how many “knowns” there are when it comes to shale gas, but here are three … Continue reading

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tim dechristopher: 2 years caged for courage

A handful of us observed Tim DeChristopher Day on Tuesday, 26 July 2011. What does an act of activism cost? What can be gained? These are the questions entertained. Today, Tim DeChristopher was ordered to spend the next 2 years in … Continue reading

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Like the Aug ’11 Reader’s Digest? You’ll love the movie FLOW!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about plastic bottles… where they come from and where they go. This is what I’ve found out: First, as the recent Reader’s Digest cover-story tells, it takes oil to make water bottles. If you filled a regular-sized water bottle with about an inch of … Continue reading

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West Virginia Study: Frack Fluid Kills

Mary Beth Adams recently published in the Journal of Environmental Quality an extremely interesting study on the effects of frack fluid on vegetation. The short answer? Things die. The long answer: “Two years after fluid application, 56% of the trees … Continue reading

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failures of pro-gas arguments

As only a dog can do, I’ve decided to put together a couple resources so that you humans have a quick and easy place to refer back to when you need some scientific and logical back-up while picking apart pro-gas … Continue reading

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clean natural gas & air quality: Biggest. Hoax. Evar.

Do you like to breathe? Is it a hobby that you enjoy? Other than when doing relaxation techniques (or making prank phone calls), I can’t think of a time when humans outright focus on their breathing. And us dogs? We pant … Continue reading

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