“Both sides credited Hickenlooper for hammering out a compromise that energy companies and environmental groups could agree on.”
… and for getting hammered on CleanStim? Interesting read. Check it out.
WARSAW, Poland — A scientific study in Poland has found that shale gas extraction at one site produced some toxic refuse but that the waste was reused and didn’t harm the environment.
Some excerpts from the article:
COOPERSTOWN — Brewery Ommegang is warning that it would have to consider relocating if the town of Middlefield’s ban on gas drilling is struck down and horizontal gas drilling begins.
“If its water were to be contaminated, the Brewery could be forced to move its business elsewhere,” the court papers state. “Its Master Brewer and Quality Control chemist agree that even if Brewery Ommegang wished to do so, it could not remove many of the toxic chemicals commonly used in hydrofracking, should they be released into the Brewery’s water supply.”
“You can’t build a filtration plant that would get rid of (the toxic chemicals used in fracking),” Bennett said. He also noted that trucking water into the plant would be too expensive.
Kind of dated, but still a great use of data visualization on the BP oil spill. Resonates a bit more than just reading about it.
MIRRORS, MIRRORS An aerial view of the Torresol Energy Gemasolar thermosolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia near Seville, southern Spain. Rings of reflective panels focus sunlight on the central tower, which uses the energy generated to power steam turbines, creating electricity. (Photo: AFP-Getty via the Telegraph)
That’s hot. And pretty cool.
Fracking wastewater devours all life in West Virginia forest
Fracking fluid, the liquid waste left over from the controversial mining technique, wreacked havoc on a test plot of land in a test by the U.S. Forest Service.