1. Hydrofracking 9-14-12, Environmental Health Effects, Macroeconomic Analysis (WTBQ Political Roundtable)


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    0:20 intro: why you should care about fracking even if you don't live near the frack zones 1:04 history of the Marcellus Shale/ fracking from 400 million B.C. to present 3:00 exemptions from Federal laws 4:04 fracking waste 5:15 how fracking fluids are allowed to go into deicing and dust control road spreading 6:31 where does water come from for fracking; where does it go after it's fracked? 8:50 health effects on farm animals near frack zones and effects on pets state-wide; effects on agriculture and how fracking fluid might wind up in grocery store products 10:42 what is in fracking fluid and what health effects are the chemicals in it linked with? 12:19 failure rates of fracking operations 14:42 what is the environment like at a fracking site? 15:13 experiences with fracking in PA and Western States 16:37 volume of chemicals, how chemical contamination occurs 17:50 economics of natural gas and "energy independence" 20:32 fracking and homeowners' insurance 21:26 does fracking really bring good jobs? 23:03 fracking in Texas and pink drilling rigs 24:00 gag orders on doctors (to protect "trade secrets") 27:40- comparison between hydrofracking & electromagnetic pollution 31:25 action step: call the Governor

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    • Take the Pledge - Don't Frack New York


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      Sign the Pledge here: dontfrackny.org/pledge/ Pledge: Together, we will take a pledge of resistance to hydrofracking in the state. The Pledge to Resist Fracking in New York I believe: that high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracking is an accident-prone, inherently dangerous industrial process with risks that include catastrophic and irremediable environmental damage; that these risks cannot be properly resolved, nor can they be mitigated through regulation by any government agency, let alone one that has colluded with the gas industry over the last four years in creating rules that attempt to regulate fracking; that Governor Cuomo and this agency, the Department of Environmental Conservation, have repeatedly turned a deaf ear to the petitions of New York’s scientists, economists, medical professionals, and ordinary citizens who have tried again and again, for four years and to little avail, to alert the agency and Governor Cuomo to the many dangers that hydraulic fracking poses to our health, safety, property values, peace of mind and to the climate itself; that it is wrong to shatter the bedrock of New York State and inject it with toxic chemicals. Hence, If Governor Cuomo permits high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracking in any part of New York State, I pledge to join with others to engage in non-violent acts of protest, including demonstrations and other non-violent actions, as my conscience leads me. I make this pledge in order to prevent the destruction and poisoning of New York’s water, air, and food systems, on which life, health, and economic prosperity all depend–including that of future generations. Signed on this day, ___________, Song: Smoke Signals by Emancipator

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        A large protest was held ON 8/27/12 in Albany, NY to protest hyrdofracking in NYS.

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        • VODALUJA!


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          Between August 21 – 24 2012 Reverend Billy and Savitri D lead a workshop on new culture jamming and activist strategies in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as part of the Mladi levi festival. On August 24 they performed a public intervention in Ljubljana city center together with the participants to the workshop. http://www.aksioma.org/reverend_billy

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          • Don't Frack New York


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            Tell Governor Cuomo: Stand up to the oil and gas interests and protect every New Yorker's water from fracking. Please call him now: (518) 474-8390 From August 25th - 27th Don't Frack New York held trainings and a rally to keep Hydraulic Fracturing from beginning in New York State. Sign the Pledge of Resistance at: www.dontfrackny.org/pledge If you are a landowner in New York visit: http://realnys.com/

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            • Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fuels & Fracking Lies


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              I designed and animated half of this piece in collaboration with Monstro. I did not choose the name. Producer: Dalton Crosthwait Design & Animation: Alexander Perry, Michael Wilson Sound: Ben Roider Software used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D Client: http://www.postcarbon.org

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              • The Fracking of Rachel Carson, by Sandra Steingraber with Photographs by Nina Berman


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                Fifty years ago a book changed the way we think about nature—or did it? Sandra Steingraber narrates a slide show about the fracking of Rachel Carson’s homeground at www.orionmagazine.org/fracking. This article was made possible by generous support from the Park Foundation

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                • Methane and Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Development and Hydrofracking


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                  Hydrofracking in Focus An overview of the science behind gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing, including potential groundwater impacts and the treatment of wastewater. Speaker: Avner Vengosh, Ph.D Avner Vengosh is a Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. His research links environmental geochemistry and hydrology in order to better understand water contamination and human health. His current research includes the impact of gas drilling and hydrofracking on the quality of shallow groundwater, salinization of water resources in the Middle East and Northern Africa, naturally occurring contaminants (arsenic, fluoride, boron) and radioactivity in water resources, and the impact of coal combustion residues on the environment. Dr. Vengosh received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University.

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                  • 75Q-Hydrofracking-PRO


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                    This is the pro side of our debate team's argument in favor of hydraulic fracturing.

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