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Fracking Poisons PA Drinking Water

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Well who could have predicted it? EVERYBODY! That’s who. Or at least, anyone not blinded by self interest.

According to Think Progress:

The “foaming” drinking water wells of a few rural Pennsylvania homes have been infiltrated by chemicals commonly used in fracking operations, according to new peer-reviewed research.

Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, the research showed three homes in Bradford County with water wells containing multiple compounds similar to the mix used by drilling companies. The amount of those compounds were small, however, and did not pose a health risk, the authors said.

Read the Think Progress piece and the original report for details. Also see Gasland and Gasland part deux.

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December 8th, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Peace and Victory (for Now) at Standing Rock

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Here’s a piece from Counterpunch placing Standing Rock in a historical context.

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December 5th, 2016 at 9:25 pm