Solid, mind blowing photo essay on Alberta oil tar sands.
Posts tagged fracking.
The Canadian Tar Sand Mines Refused Us Access, So We Rented This Plane To See What They Were Up To @ Business Insider Photo Gallery (73 pics)
I encourage everyone to look at the 73 photos.
Captivating find by Shah of crookedindifference.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.
Follow this interactive link to learn the dangers behind hydraulic fracking.
“This past Saturday, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the tiny town of Sparks in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. … Up through 2009, Oklahoma had averaged about fifty earthquakes a year. The total number of quakes reported in 2010? 1,047. This swift and dramatic change in Oklahoma’s vulnerability to earthquakes has some people wondering if the practice of hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — might be the culprit. Fracking is the process of injecting highly-pressurized fluids into the earth to break up shale and rock and release otherwise inaccessible sources of natural gas. The waste fluid is then shot back underground at sites called “injection wells.” There are 181 active injection wells in Lincoln County Oklahoma.”
Jonathan Paige @ Guardian ~ Blackpool earthquake tremors may have been caused by gas drilling: Environment group calls for fracking procedure to be banned after safety concerns over minor earthquakes in Lancashire
Science Editor Steve Connor @ The Independent ~ Small earthquake in Blackpool, major shock for UK’s energy policy: Controversial shale gas drilling halted pending investigation into possible connection with tremors
BBC ~ Blackpool Shale Gas drilling suspended after quake: Shale gas test drilling in Lancashire has been suspended following an earthquake on the Fylde coast.
We needed to get off dirty energy like 4 decades ago.