I hate driving by one of these trucks on the highway.
Is ADEQ going to stay quiet about this?
Just an observation here, but the exteme/exceptional drought area started in the area of concentrated fracking activites, and has expanded to cover the entire frackmass of Arkansas. Where are these frackers getting their water, and how much impact is it having on this drought?
“We’re sort of new to this stuff, hydrofracking, in Pennsylvania. And [environmentalists are] preying on the Northeast, saying, ‘Look what’s going to happen. Ooh, all this bad stuff’s going to happen. We don’t know all these chemicals and all this stuff.’ …Let me tell you what’s going to happen. Nothing’s going to happen, except they will use this to raise money for the radical environmental groups so they can go out and continue to try to purvey their reign of environmental terror on the United States of America.” -Rick Santorum in Oklahoma City, February 8, 2012.
Actually, this is corporate terror.
Incase you didn’t think fracking was the worst possible thing ever.
Arkansans! Make sure you are registered to vote using this web site.
If you’re a college student, you should check your status online. Sometimes voter info gets purged if your parents have moved, or there are any number of reasons.
Why should you register to vote? Well, you should get ready for the upcoming primary election. There is a more important reason. There is a petition going around for natural gas severance tax, which would require gas companies to pay a fairer percentage of their royalties and CLOSE EXISTING LOOPHOLES for frackers. About 65,000 signatures need to be gathered by July 1, 2012 for the issue to make the November ballot.
Using the Vote Naturally site, you should confirm which county you are registered in, as you’ll need that information to sign the petition. Then when I see you at the next slut walk, pride march, or the next occupy wall street rally, you can sign my petition, ok? Make sure your friends are registered too!
Ommegang beer from Cooperstown, New York is pretty awesome. We just got it here in Arkansas, and I’m super excited by it.
Fracking may begin around their water source, and if that happens, they may have to shut down. They could leave town, but it would change the flavor of their beer. New York State has got some of the best drinking water in the entire country. Why do the frackers have to go after my beer now? This is where I draw the line.
“The technology to get oil and gas out of the ground has evolved really rapidly, but the problem is that regulation hasn’t kept pace.” - NRDC geologist Briana Mordick, on earthquakes that have been tied to hydraulic fracturing.
as a fracking earthquake victim, i can tell you that regulation has not kept pace