29 Apr '17, 9pm

Meet Anthony Ingraffea, #fracking opponent and lead speaker at Frack Facts

Meet Anthony Ingraffea, #fracking opponent and lead speaker at Frack Facts

Because it’s a spatially intense, heavy industrial activity which involves far more than drill-the-well-frack-the-well-connect-the-pipeline-and-go-away, it results in much more land clearing, much more devastation of forests and fields. There’s the necessity of building thousands of miles of pipelines which again results in destruction of forests and fields. There’s the construction of many compressor stations, industrial facilities that compress the gas for transport through pipelines and burn enormous quantities of diesel. [They make] very loud noise and emit hydrocarbons into the atmosphere. Then, there’s the necessary construction of waste pits, and fresh-water ponds which again require heavy earth movement, heavy construction equipment, the off-gassing of waste products from the waste pits, and tremendous amount of heavy truck traffic which again results in burning of...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/meet-anthony-ingraffea-from-indus...

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cleantechnica.com 01 May '17, 2pm

The fracking boom has combined with conventional oil and gas drilling to raise a sea of troubles against the doorstep of O...