Keystone XL Pipeline in Limbo: Developer May Not Build as Landowners Put Solar Array on Proposed Route

Keystone XL owner TransCanada told investors Friday that the company was still assessing demand for the project with oil companies, increasing speculation that the controversial pipeline may not see the light of day.



In Colorado Fracking Fight, Emails Show Constituents ‘Begging’ Lawmakers For Help

BY  @THEJOSHKEEFE ON 07/21/17 AT 6:09 PM

A battle over oil and gas drilling in residential areas was fought in the Colorado legislature this spring, with Democrats and environmental groups seeking to impose rules that would push fracking activity further away from schools and public facilities. This effort, which was punctuated by an April gas well explosion that killed two men in Firestone, was opposed by the state’s influential oil lobby and allied Republican legislators.


Risks from Colorado’s Natural Gas Storage and Transmission Systems

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Given recent concerns about underground natural gas storage wells (UGS), FracTracker mapped UGS wells and fields in Colorado, as well as midstream transmission pipelines of natural gas that transport the gas from well sites to facilities for processing. Results show that 6,673 Colorado residents in 2,607 households live within a 2.5 mile evacuation radius of a UGS well. Additionally, the UGS fields with the largest number of “single-point-of-failure” high-risk storage wells are also the two fields in Colorado nearest communities.


IE Questions: Where Does Fracking Water Go?

US Environmental Protection Agency : Where the water goes during oil and gas development – to the well pad where it is mixed with chemicals and sand, down a well to frack rocks deep underground, and then back to the surface where it is pumped down a disposal well or cleaned and reused.


Oil and water don’t mix, they say, but when it comes to drilling an oil and gas well, water is a big part of the process.

Each day, 2.4 billion gallons of wastewater pour out of U.S. oil and gas wells according to 2009 estimates from Argonne National Lab. This includes water pumped down for fracking and water that flows up to the surface from deep aquifers. Both contain dissolved minerals and chemicals including many that are harmful, and both can have impacts on drinking water resources if not handled with care, according to a 2015 report from the EPA.


Large Oklahoma earthquake shifted the earth by 3 centimeters, study says

The earth shifted by about 3 centimeters during the most powerful earthquake in recorded history in Oklahoma in September. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Pawnee tore apart houses in the rural area near the epicenter.

A new series of studies published in GeoScience World in July, which analyzed the Pawnee earthquake, revealed a number of new findings. One study detected small earthquakes that preceded the big one, as pressure built up along the fault line where the earthquake happened.

Eric Fielding of Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., used satellites to estimate how far the earth moved deep within the crust and found a shift of about 3 centimeters.



Frack City, USA


Who Do They represent?
Even after all of the publicity regarding death and destruction of family’s and property, Including the death of workers, they still seem to not understand the true possibility of a catastrophic event. Even if one supports oil/gas development it is behooving to consider the possibility of a major mishap. More praise of an industry than content fitting a governing body overseeing the health and well being of children.


Another Big Gift to Oil & Gas: Zinke Fast Tracks Drilling on Public Lands

By Theo Spencer and Amy Mall

In another gift to big polluters, Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke signed an order Thursday directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to hold quarterly oil and gas lease sales and to issue new oil and gas drilling permits within only 30 days from application.

The move is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to allow dirty oil and gaspolluters to dominate public lands that belong to the American people.

The oil and gas industry doesn’t need any more special favors or giveaways. The fossil fuel industry has received taxpayer handouts for decades.