Thursday, September 27, 2012

Aint that America. Canadian frackers contaminating Red State American drinking water

A retest of water in Pavillion, Wyoming, found evidence of many of the same gases and compounds the Environmental Protection Agency used to link contamination there to hydraulic fracturing, the first finding of that kind.
A U.S. Geological Survey report on its water testing of one monitoring well near the rural Wyoming town -- where some residents complain that gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing contaminated their drinking supplies -- identified levels of methane, ethane, diesel compounds and phenol, which the EPA had also identified in its report last year.
The latest data are “generally consistent,” with the agency’s finding, Alisha Johnson, an EPA spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. The USGS said it didn’t interpret the results, which were given to state officials.
The driller, Encana Corp. (ECA), said it’s not responsible for the pollutants in the water.

Here is a page where you can look at the stock history for Encana Corp.    

And here is a snip from Wikipedia about Encana Corp.
In northern British Columbia where Encana pipelines have experienced six explosions, media reports indicate the pipeline may have been bombed by disgruntled community members. 
Encana's hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States are visible in the 2010 documentary, Gasland, which alleges that hydraulic fracturing causes pollution of ground and surface water, as well as air and soil pollution.
Issues have also been raised for a proposed project offshore of Nova Scotia, for which Encana has proposed a streamlined regulatory process.

So it has come to this. Canadian energy corporations making the big buck$ by ravaging the natural beauty of rugged Red State USA and going so far as to poison the wingnut water supply and then telling the locals to FOAD even if there is diesel fuel in their drinking water.
Hopefully the people who live in the area and whose lives have been forever affected by this will be compensated justly.

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