People die from fracking, both from contamination and on the job.
Deaths from fracking contamination
Cause and effect is notoriously difficult to prove for deaths from
chemical or radiation contamination, but here are some that
seem very likely:
Tied for number 3 and receiving $10,000 in 2014 Top Vendors/Recipients from Spectra Energy according to
Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia,
where Spectra wants to gouge a 100-foot right of way
for its 36-inch fracked methane Sabal Trail pipeline.
Actually, Nathan Deal’s campaign committee has accepted at least $21,300 from
natural gas pipeline companies, including
$15,000 from companies that build LNG export terminals (Sempra and AECOM)
build pipelines to LNG export terminals (Spectra and AECOM).
and $6,300 from an Alabama
pipeline supply company (Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company).
Tied with Deal for third and also receiving $10,000 from Spectra:
Governor Robert J. Bentley of Alabama,
where the Sabal Trail pipeline starts, connecting to Williams Transco’s
Hillabee Expansion Project, which along with Sabal Trail and FSC forms the
Southeast Market Expansion Project.
Governor Bill Haslam of
Tennessee, where Spectra wants to start its
same-size Renaissance Pipeline to run through northeast
Alabama and north Georgia past Atlanta.
Let’s look at candidate Nathan Deal’s
most recent Georgia campaign contribution disclosure report contributions,
for June 30th 2014: Continue reading Spectra Energy and gas pipeline campaign contributions to GA Gov. Nathan Deal →
A fossil fuel needle desperately trying to get another fix hit an artery
and leaked oily mud and methane into a creek near Beverly, Ohio,
forcing evacuation of people nearby.
Once again, state agencies had to deal with a problem caused
by a private company.
This collateral damage drew in yet another fracking opponent,
this time one founded by an opponent of the first Superfund.
Dean Narciso wrote for the Columbus Dispatch 8 May 2014,
Shale well leaks during drilling process, forcing evacuations in Morgan County,
A Morgan County shale well being drilled in preparation for fracking
began leaking on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents.
State and federal environmental emergency-response teams and the
drilling company finally contained the mess yesterday, but not
before it reached a nearby creek.
The leak was discovered Continue reading Ohio town fracked by well leak →