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Damning report on Pa.’s failure to protect residents from fracking unlikely to result in major reform

HARRISBURG — The recent findings of a massive grand jury investigation into the state’s failure to protect communities from unconventional oil and gas development, known as fracking, were damning, and lent official credence to problems many residents have decried for years.

The long-anticipated report outlined explicit ways in which the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health turned a blind eye to the snowballing effects of fracking on Pennsylvania’s residents and skirted constitutional obligations to protect the environment.

State officials testified about directives to ignore health concerns and practices that glossed over the harm the public experienced, effectively gaslighting residents whose tap water appeared brown or experienced rashes when they showered, but were told nothing was wrong.

The testimony also revealed how officials deferred to the industry and poorly tracked complaints, and how state workers failed to properly test potentially tainted air and water.

more at

https://www.spotlightpa.org/news/2020/07/fracking-pennsylvania-health-environment-damage-reform/

 

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35 minutes ago, prettylight said:

Damning report on Pa.’s failure to protect residents from fracking unlikely to result in major reform

HARRISBURG — The recent findings of a massive grand jury investigation into the state’s failure to protect communities from unconventional oil and gas development, known as fracking, were damning, and lent official credence to problems many residents have decried for years.

The long-anticipated report outlined explicit ways in which the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health turned a blind eye to the snowballing effects of fracking on Pennsylvania’s residents and skirted constitutional obligations to protect the environment.

State officials testified about directives to ignore health concerns and practices that glossed over the harm the public experienced, effectively gaslighting residents whose tap water appeared brown or experienced rashes when they showered, but were told nothing was wrong.

The testimony also revealed how officials deferred to the industry and poorly tracked complaints, and how state workers failed to properly test potentially tainted air and water.

more at

https://www.spotlightpa.org/news/2020/07/fracking-pennsylvania-health-environment-damage-reform/

 

Pussy-grabbin, sleazy, sleepy, creepy Uncle Joe will take care of that by eliminating 10's of thousands of jobs.

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1 minute ago, grieker said:

(Joe Biden) will take care of that by eliminating 10's of thousands of jobs.

What I heard was the reverse--that he'd add that many jobs. Even more than that.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, prettylight said:

What I heard was the reverse--that he'd add that many jobs. Even more than that.

 

 

I'm sure you did hear the reverse.  

He and the ones pulling his strings (watch wag the dog) with their Turkey-Shit-Green Deal will destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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2 minutes ago, grieker said:

I'm sure you did hear the reverse.  

He and the ones pulling his strings (watch wag the dog) with their Turkey-Shit-Green Deal will destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs.

maybe the new jobs will be better. Better paying, better for the morale? The latter, anyway.

Less dangerous?

Joe Biden unveils $2 trillion green infrastructure and jobs plan

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/14/joe-biden-unveils-green-jobs-and-infrastructure-plan-during-2020-election.html

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Thank you for the reminder, about Wag the Dog, always meant to watch that and never did.

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who wants to be part of this? It sounds like a sinking ship:

 

Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears

Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left to taxpayers.

An infrared image last year of an MDC Energy well pad leaking methane (which is invisible to the naked eye). This month, the site has continued to leak gases, government violations show.

Geocide. Drill, gorge, & so long, suckers. "The Trump administration is finalizing a plan that would effectively eliminate requirements that oil companies install technology to detect and fix methane leaks from oil and gas facilities."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/climate/oil-fracking-bankruptcy-methane-executive-pay.html

via https://twitter.com/toddgitlin/status/1282652341213290499

 

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