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Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 7 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on health problems from gas industry's diesel trucks:
"Argue with evidence and reason, not name-calling. You're more convincing that way. There's some evidence that natural gas as a fuel is worse than diesel..."
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 7 months ago • comments: 8
Created a new discussion "health problems from gas industry's diesel trucks":
"'Recent National Institutes of Health-funded studies show increased rates of hospitalization, asthma, premature birth and headaches near fracking sites. But..."
Marcellus Shale
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 8 months ago • comments: 2
Created a new discussion "EQT fined $1.1 million for Marcellus Shale pit leak":
""A Pennsylvania hearing board has fined EQT Corp. $1.1 million for a 2012 leak from a Marcellus Shale wastewater pit in Tioga County, significantly less than..."
Marcellus Shale
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 8 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Infant deaths associated with fracking:
""Industry scientists testified in court that there had always been gas in the water. People who pointed out that their water had been fine for decades and..."
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 8 months ago • comments: 3
Created a new discussion "hundreds of thousands of abandoned gas wells in PA":
""These wells are not in any official state database and their locations have not been verified in the field. They were plotted from paper mine maps drawn in..."
Marcellus Shale
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 8 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Infant deaths associated with fracking:
"Related: Fracking's Air Pollution Puts Infants and Children at Risk of Developing Heart, Lung Problems: New Study ' The study -- the first to specifically..."
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 9 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Infant deaths associated with fracking:
"Cases of contamination of groundwater due to fracking HAVE been proven, of course, Barry. If one reads only gas industry marketing materials, you wouldn't..."
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 9 months ago • comments: 20
Created a new discussion "Infant deaths associated with fracking":
"As discussed earlier in this forum, scientific research found correlations between fracking and birth defects in Colorado several years ago. New..."
Marcellus Shale
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 9 months ago • comments: 4
Created a new discussion "Fracking wastewater has polluted WV streams":
"A careful three year scientific study found that fracking wastewater has polluted streams in West Virginia."Groundwater is so far not being impacted, but..."
Marcellus Shale
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 9 months ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on renewables get cheaper:
"That statement wasn't from me, that was from Michael Liebreich."
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 9 months ago • comments: 31
Created a new discussion "renewables get cheaper":
"Stunning drops in the cost of wind & solar energy have turned the global power market upside..."
Marcellus Shale
Paul Heckbert
 
@paul-heckbert • 10 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "Pennsylvania fracking companies paying few fines for pollution":
"“ A new report released March 28 by the statewide environmental group PennEnvironment shows that for the past eight years, fracking companies in..."
Marcellus Shale
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Jack Young
10/25/14 03:58:02PM @jack-young:

If an injection well leaks into an aquifer that's a mistake that the operator and the regulators missed. This sort of thing happens frequently with undergroundgasoline tanks,yet nobody asks for a moratorium on driving our cars. The difference is that any political movesthat inappropriately slow down the development of natural gas will mean that more coal gets burnedthus contributing to global warming in a way that no impartial research suggests natural gas can match. Not to belabor the point, but an old friend who is in upper management at a large conservancy has told me he considers the anti-gas movement "the biggest threat to the global environment" at present. But he can't say this publicly because they all depend on donations and are aware of what happened to the Wilderness Society when they tried to tell people the straight story. So if you love the environment like I do, you really ought to do a little more research before calling for drilling moratoriums.