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News Wrap-Up Week’s End June 19

June 19, 2011

June 2011

Food & Water Watch: “The Case For A Ban On Gas Fracking” Report

June 6

Nice Riviera Times (France):Senate votes to ban hydraulic fracturation

June 9

Bloomberg Businessweek: Exxon Expands U.S. Gas Reserves With $1.7 Billion Purchase

June 10

Harrisburg Patriot News: Marcellus Shale drilling process pumps water underground, never to return

Huffington Post: Natural Gas Lobby Offers Swag To Supporters To Attend Public Meeting

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania secretary says he’s been ‘vilified’ by foes of natural gas drilling

Reuters: Shale revolution hits snag along the Delaware

June 11

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Health Department not tracking drilling illness claims

Victoria Advocate (Texas): Residents meet to discuss Eagle Ford Shale (VIDEO)

June 12

KDKA Channel 2 CBS Pittsburgh: Shale Drilling Has Some Residents Concerned (AUDIO)

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Natural gas prices set to jump with exports

June 13

Bloomberg News: Worst Drought in More Than a Century Threatens Texas Oil Boom

Dept of Energy Subcommittee on Natural Gas hearing in Washington County, PA, on 13 June 2011  “We are being as fractured as the shale beneath our feet” (VIDEO BELOW)

Dept of Energy Subcommittee on Natural Gas hearing in Washington County, PA, on 13 June 2011: Josh Fox nails Deutch at energy advisory hearing in washington county (VIDEO BELOW)

KDKA Channel 2 CBS Pittsburgh: U.S. Dept. Of Energy Gets Earful On Fracking

NorthCentral Advocates for Safe, Clean Water Call for Local and Federal Bans on Fracking

WJTV Channel 12 CBS Jackson Mississippi: Pa. Gas Drilling Hearing Draws Backers, Opponents

WNEP Newswatch 16: Exploratory Gas Drill Okayed for Benton Township (VIDEO)

WTAE Channel 4 ABC Pittsburgh: Pa. Gas Drilling Hearing Draws Backers, Opponents (VIDEO)

June 14

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register: Heated Frack Debate In Pa.

MarcellusProtest: Mel Packer Addresses the DoE Fracking Advisory Board in Washington, PA (VIDEO BELOW)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Raucous crowd meets on shale debate (VIDEO)

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Hearing was ‘ban fracking now!’ vs. ‘drill, baby, drill!’

Politico: Big oil may improve fracking

Scranton Times Leader: Fracking friends, foes spar

WHYY NewsWorks: Pa. makes recommendations to monitor cancer, other illnesses in fracking areas

YNN Your News Now: Hydrofracking rally held in Binghamton (VIDEO)

At the Department of Energy Panel hearing on Monday June 13, a woman demonstrates what she and her family must wear in their West Virginia home due to nearby natural gas drilling.(Source: Philip G. Pavely Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

June 15

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio Senate approves bill to allow oil and gas drilling at state parks

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Press Release: Wales, NY, Adopts Community Rights Ordinance That Bans “Fracking”

Daily Kos: Republicans Block Amendment to Prevent Increased Financial Conflicts of Interest on Fracking Panel

DeSmogBlog: President Obama’s Fracking Panel Unmoved By Pennsylvanians’ Water Concerns

PA Methane Gas Found in Lycoming County Drinking Wells (VIDEO)

PBS Newshour: ‘Fracking’ for Natural Gas Continues to Raise Health Concerns (VIDEO)

Protest march against the shale gas industry Saturday June 18 in Montreal Quebec Canada brought out thousands(Source: Photograph by: Dario Ayala, Montreal Gazette)

June 18

Montreal Gazette: 2,000 march to halt shale gas development

MSNBC: Gas Drilling Protestors Rally at Riverfest

PA Gas Drilling Protestors Rally at Riverfest (VIDEO)

Sydney Morning Herald: Fertile plains under frack attack

WBRE Fox 56 ‘Wyoming Valley Riverfest 2011 Protest’ (VIDEO BELOW):

June 19

Denver Post: Battlement Mesa may be test case on whether drilling and suburbia can coexist

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Color me fracked: Energy industry produces coloring book to make case for gas drilling to kids (PDF of coloring book)

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Extensive ad campaign plays up benefits, ignores hazards of shale drilling


"Talisman Terry, the Friendly Fracosaurus" from the children's coloring book recently produced by Talisman Energy


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