Sunday, April 24, 2011

GASLAND Fairfield - Teague

Free Viewing Of Documentary GASLAND

Citizens for Environmental Clean-Up
is sponsoring a free viewing of
"Gasland," winner of Best Documentary
at the Sundance Film Festival as well
as a 2011 Oscar Nominee.
Director Josh Fox journeys across America
to examine the negative effects of
natural gas drilling and asks the question,
is natural gas a viable alternative
to the country's dwindling energy resources,
or do the potential harmful consequences
outweigh the benefits?
The film, which features two Freestone
County residents, may be viewed on April 29th
at VFW hall in Fairfield, Texas or on
April 30th at the Senior Citizen's center in Teague,
 Texas. Both showings will start at 6:30 p.m..
Refreshments will be available.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


This Utube video explains
about compressor stations,
air and noise pollution, and
explosion dangers: 4:57
From Dallas, PA

Resitance to Gas Drilling in Ft. Worth Reported in New York Times

News of the controversial
procedure of hydraulic
fracturing (fracking), in Ft.
Worth is covered by New York
Times in link below.
On Wednesday, several dozen protesters marched through downtown Fort Worth, waving signs and chanting anti-drilling slogans that reflected concern over air and water pollution.
“It’s our health that’s at stake,” said Dana Schultes, who lives in south Fort Worth and worries about the impact of the drilling on her young daughter.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Deteriorating Oil & Gas Wells Threaten Drinking Water, Homes Across The Country

Pennsylvania alone, regulators estimate that 184,000 wells were drilled before records were kept. Many of those wells were plugged with stumps, rocks or nothing at all.
Even Texas, which has invested heavily in abandoned wells, is years away from plugging all of its open holes. Since 1984, it has plugged more than 30,000 wells. But almost 10,000 are still open, and more are found and added to the list all the time.
In the last 150 years, prospectors and energy companies have drilled as many as 12 million holes across the United States in search of oil and gas.
Read the link to see how your drinking water may soon be polluted.