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FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

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                                                    FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 WHERE ARE THE REGULATIONS AND LIABILITY FOR POISONING OUR WATER, SOILS AND LAYING WASTE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT? WHY IS THE FRACKING INDUSTRY NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LAND & IMMINENT DOMAIN GRABS, PAYING TAXES AND COLLATERAL/ENVIRONMENTAL  DAMAGE?  AND DON'T BUY THE "JOBS" CARD - IT'S A PLOY.


                        POLITICS TRUMPS SAFE DRINKING WATER

Fracking into underground drinking water sources is NOT prohibited by the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which exempted the practice from key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oil companies get a free ride at expense of both environmental and human health with little or no oversight or regulation. Damage May Be Irreversible



The Mind Unleashed, March 11, 2015
-▶ FRACKING USED TO INJECT NUCLEAR WASTE UNDERGROUND FOR DECADES: POISONING GROUND WATER & ENVIRONMENT  http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/fracking-used-to-inject-nuclear-waste-underground-for-decades.html


-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/09/20/oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-wastewater-into-the-earth/



National Geographic, March 25, 2015
  -▶ WATER USE FOR FRACKING HAS SKYROCKETED, USGS DATA SHOW http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/03/150325-water-use-for-fracking-over-time/


April 26, 2013 The Dickinson Press, North Dakota
-▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING SUPPLY DUE TO OIL INDUSTRY  http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/


                                             INFOGRAPHIC
                                           THIRSTY ENERGY
                           Energy and Water's Interdependence
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/01/16/infographic-thirsty-energy-energy-and-water-interdependence


       WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                            http://sco.lt/74mbHF


Ecowatch

IS THE IRREVERSIBLE COST TO OUR WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH WORTH THE 'FRENETIC DRIVE TO BE #1" - USA GAS ENERGY DRILLING RUSH http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html


Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2015
  -▶ HIGH LEVELS OF BENZENE FOUND IN FRACKING WASTE RE-INJECTED INTO GROUND WATER. Tests find significant concentrations of the human carcinogen benzene in this so-called "flowback fluid." In some cases, the fracking waste liquid, which is frequently reinjected into groundwater, contained benzene levels thousands of times greater than state and federal agencies consider safe. The presence of benzene in fracking waste water is raising alarm over potential public health dangers amid admissions by state oil and gas regulators that California for years inadvertently allowed companies to inject fracking flowback water into protected aquifers containing drinking water.http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-fracking-20150211-story.html#page=1


One Green Planet, January 22, 2015
  -▶ JUST WHEN CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT PROBLEMS COULDN'T BE WORSE, FRACKING POLLUTES 9 AQUIFERS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/fracking-pollutes-california-aquifers/


The Good Human, January 09, 2015
  -▶ WHAT IS FRACKING DOING TO OUR WATER? This article aims to explain what the term means and considers what the potential impact could be to our drinking water. http://thegoodhuman.com/2015/01/09/what-is-fracking-doing-to-our-water/


Ecowatch, January 23, 2015
-▶  WORST FRACKING WASTEWATER SPILL IN NORTH DAKOTA LEAKS 3 MILLION GALLONS INTO RIVER. Three million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production—also known as fracking wastewaterspilled from a leaking pipe in western North Dakota. State officials say it’s the worst spill of its kind since the fracking boom began in the state. http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/23/fracking-wastewater-spill-north-dakota/


Ecowatch

- ▶  FRACKING WAR AGAINST CLEAN WATER AND ENVIRONMENT/HUMAN HEALTH  http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


International Business Times, November 18, 2014
-▶  'MONSTER' FRACKING WELLS GUZZLED 3.3 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN AREAS, ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FINDS  http://www.ibtimes.com/monster-fracking-wells-guzzled-33-billion-gallons-water-drought-stricken-areas-1725561


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                NBC News, September 14, 2014
FRACKING OR DRINKING WATER?  THAT MAY BECOME THE CHOICE
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/fracking-or-drinking-water-may-become-choice-n202231


                                        ProPublica, June 21, 2014
                    INJECTION WELLS:  THE POISON BENEATH US.

There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide..."In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted...A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die." ...Over the past several decades, The boom in oil and natural gas drilling has injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia. There are growing signs they were mistaken.

http://www.propublica.org/article/injection-wells-the-poison-beneath-us


RT News, October 09, 2014
-▶  CALIFORNIA AQUIFER CONTAMINATED WITH BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF FRACKING WASTEWATER http://rt.com/usa/194620-california-aquifers-fracking-contamination/


ClimateProgress, August 29, 2014
-▶  PENNSYLVANIA FINALLY REVEALS FRACKING HAS CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER HUNDREDS OF TIMES  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/29/3477184/pennsylvania-fracking-water-contamination/


June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4


Common Dreams, December 01, 2014
  -▶ 'THIRSTY' GLOBAL FRACKING INDUSTRY PUTS WATER, ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITIES AT RISK. 'The fracking industry needs to be urgently reined in before it's too late for our planet and people across the globe.' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/01/thirsty-global-fracking-industry-puts-water-environment-communities-risk


DeSmogBlog, November 23, 2014
  -▶ MONSTER WELLS: HUNDREDS OF FRACKING WELLS USING 10-25 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER - EACH   http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/11/23/monster-wells-hundreds-fracking-wells-using-10-25-million-gallons-water-each


Reuters, November 18, 2014
-▶  WATER IS THE BIGGEST OUTPUT OF U.S. OIL AND GAS WELLS. The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water -- billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/us-usa-shale-water-kemp-idUSKCN0J223P20141118



Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9


ClimateProgress, July 08, 2014
- ▶ CHEVRON ADMITS THE TRUTH:  OIL SHALE WILL USE HUGE AMOUNTS OF WESTERN WATER : WATER RIGHTS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/08/3457738/chevron-oil-shale-water/


 DeSmogBlog, September 23, 2014
-▶ CALIFORNIA FARMERS FILE SUIT ALLEGING OIL FRACKING COMPANIES FAULTY WASTEWATER INJECTION CAUSED CROP FAILURES AND LOSSES http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/09/23/california-farmers-file-suit-alleging-oil-companies-faulty-wastewater-injection-caused-crop-loss


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                                            FRACKING AMERICA

                            THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://sco.lt/991RWT


                          FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY

                                               http://sco.lt/5rMIQT


                          FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS

KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE - FOR TAX PAYER CLEAN UP http://sco.lt/8JGKy9


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 August 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  FRACKING - A TEXAN TRAGEDY: AMPLE OIL, GAS, BUT NO WATER  
Fracking Boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/11/texas-tragedy-ample-oil-no-water


-▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS USED IN TEXAS KEPT SECRET 19,000 TIMES IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR  – EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-chemicals-kept-secret/



The CantonRep, September 21, 2014
-▶ THIRSTY WELLS:  FRACKING CONSUMES BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER. Drillers in Ohio have used more than 4 billion gallons of water to frack horizontal shale wells since 2011.  http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140920/NEWS/140929938


-▶  THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT  http://ecowatch.org/2012/the-water-footprint-of-shale-gas-development/


EcoWatch, February 18, 2014

-▶ TRADING WATER FOR FUEL IS FRACKING CRAZY, Dr. David Suzuki. It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/18/trading-water-for-fuel-fracking-crazy/



-▶ WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS?  by David Suzuki http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/

 

                                                   ProPublica
             FRACKING - GAS DRILLING'S ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

                          http://www.propublica.org/series/fracking


Grist, October 31, 2013
-▶ MARCELLUS SHALE FRACKING WELLS USE 5 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER APIECE http://grist.org/news/marcellus-shale-fracking-wells-use-5-million-gallons-of-water-apiece/

aquifers


Al Jazeera America, September 10, 2014
- ▶ WHEN FRACKING AND FREE SPEECH COLLIDE. 

What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight.Steve Lipsky has complained for years that fracking company Range Resources polluted his drinking water and streams that run through his property. The company sued him in 2011 for defaming its reputation for "environmental stewardship".

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/9/fracking-free-speech.html


 Oil Price, February 06, 2014
-▶ AS DROUGHT HITS, FRACKING POSES THREAT TO WATER SUPPLY : WATER RIGHTS http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/As-Drought-Hits-Fracking-Poses-Threat-to-Water-Supply.html


The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa


East Bay Express, January 22, 2014
FRACKING DURING A DROUGHT IS CRAZY http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/fracking-during-a-drought-is-crazy/Content?oid=3816394


Truthout
FRACKERS OUTBID FARMERS FOR WATER IN COLORADO DROUGHT http://truth-out.org/news/item/8540


26, 2013 - The Dickinson Press

-▶ A scathing report issued Thursday by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is reaching a crisis point in Western states.... http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/


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                      THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION:

                            AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare


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Midwest Energy News, July 09, 2014
 -▶ OHIO STUDY FINDS MORE COSTS THAN BENEFITS IN SHALE GAS DRILLING http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/07/09/ohio-study-finds-more-costs-than-benefits-in-shale-gas-drilling/


Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9

 

The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa


-▶ EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1


InsideClimate, July 16, 2014
- ▶ NORTH DAKOTA: A MILLION GALLONS OF 'SALTWATER' FRACKING WASTE SPILLS INTO TRIBUTARY OF LAKE SAKAKAWEA THAT PROVIDES DRINKING WATER TO THE RESERVATION.  In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline The salty drilling waste contains heavy metals in concentrations that might not meet drinking water standards, as well as radioactive material http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140716/saltwater-north-dakota-fracking-spill-not-whats-found-ocean


ClimateProgress, September 25, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS:  FRACKING WASTEWATER POSES THREAT TO DRINKING WATER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/25/3572143/fracking-wastewater-health-study/


Los Angeles Time, August 12, 2013
▶  OIL COMPANIES FRACKING INTO DRINKING WATER SOURCES, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-fracking-groundwater-pavillion-20140811-story.html#page=1


-▶ FRACKING COMPANIES USE "TRADE SECRET" LOOPHOLE TO AVOID CHEMICAL DISCLOSURES  http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/fracking-companies-use-trade-secret-loophole-to-avoid-chemical-disclosures-121001?news=845823

 

PLAYING THE PATENT GAME TO PROTECT CORPORATE INTERESTS

HuffPost Green, March 12, 2014

▶  WYOMING HIGH COURT QUESTIONS RULING AGAINST FRACKING CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/wyoming-fracking_n_4951248.html


August 26, 2013 Mint Press News
-▶ TOXINS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER ACROSS THE U.S.: HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM http://www.mintpressnews.com/toxins-found-in-drinking-water-across-the-u-s-how-bad-is-the-problem/167798/


 Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks


ClimateProgress, July 25, 2014
-▶ JUDGE SIDES WITH OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS TO OVERTURN COLORADO TOWN'S BANK ON FRACKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/25/3464121/judge-overturns-colorado-fracking-ban/



Forbes, July 22, 2014
- ▶ OH THE SPIN:  STERILIZING OUR WATER AND LAND
TOXIC HOSPITAL DISINFECTANT THAT'S MAKING FRACKING "GREENER" ??!! http://www.forbes.com/sites/rosatrieu/2014/07/22/the-hospital-disinfectant-thats-being-used-in-fracking/

 

 

-▶  WHAT 20 MONTHS OF WATER CONSUMPTION FOR FRACKING IN THE U.S. LOOKS LIKE  http://ecowatch.org/2012/water-for-fracking/

 

 July 10, 2012 Strange Sounds

-▶  FRACKING AND DRINKING WATER MAP:  SHOWS YOU WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT DRINK TAP WATER IN THE USA http://strangesounds.org/2013/07/fracking-and-drinking-water-map-this-map-shows-you-where-you-shouldnt-drink-tap-water-in-the-usa.html


Alternet, September 02, 2014
▶ GROUNDBREAKING STUDY SHOWS HOW DEMAND FOR WATER COULD IMPACT FRACKING WORLDWIDE As water demands increase, farms and homes face higher competition from drilling operations.  http://www.alternet.org/environment/groundbreaking-study-shows-how-demand-water-could-impact-fracking-worldwide

 

                                  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                 http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

August 15, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  FRACKING SUCKS UP ALL THE WATER FROM TEXAS TOWN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0815-gen-fracking-texas-water.html


Science Daily, October 2, 2013

▶  STREAMS BELOW FRACKING WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT SHOW ELEVATED SALTS, METALS -- AND RADIOACTIVITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002092621.htm


 Yale Environmental 360, Februry 26, 2014
 -▶ AS FRACKING BOOMS, GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT WASTEWATER http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_fracking_booms_growing_concerns_about_wastewater/2740/


North Carolina Health News, May 12, 2014
FRACKING WASTE COULD INCREASE CARCINOGENS IN NORTH CAROLINA DRINKING WATER http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/05/12/fracking-waste-could-increase-carcinogens-in-nc-drinking-water/


Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 


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                                         USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

           LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP

                                            http://sco.lt/6f9msr


 

                                                USA LNG EXPORTS -

             FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                               http://sco.lt/6HpjbV


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Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/

 

 -▶ TruthOut, March 14, 2014

CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/

 

Guardian Environment, February 05, 2014

FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER SUPPLIES IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS, REPORT SHOWS. From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water in the country's most drought-prone areas  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/fracking-water-america-drought-oil-gas

 

Ohio.com, February 12, 2012
-▶  FRACTURING NATURAL GAS WELLS REQUIRES HUNDREDS OF TONS OF CHEMICAL LIQUIDS http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/fracturing-natural-gas-wells-requires-hundreds-of-tons-of-chemical-liquids-1.264478


Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


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                   NO RULES, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT

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                                         DOCUMENTARY 53:00
                                   "FRACK THEM ALL !! (2014)

Russia Today investigates the fracking epidemic in rural areas all over the United States http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/frack-them-all/



 Dec 31, 2012 The Guardian UK

-▶ NO RULES, FEW REGULATIONS - THE FRACKING LANDGRAB - WHEN FRACKING CAME TO SUBURBAN TEXAS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/31/fracking-in-towns-texas-oil

 

  -▶  THE TRILLION-GALLON LOOPHOLE: LAX RULES FOR DRILLERS THAT INJECT POLLUTANTS INTO THE EARTH  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2757461215/the-trillion-gallon-loophole-lax-rules-for-drillers-that-inject-pollutants-into-the-earth


May 20, 2013 Desmogblog
-▶  OBAMA ADMIN APPROVES ALEC MODEL BILL FOR FRACKING CHEMICAL FLUID DISCLOSURE ON PUBLIC LANDS http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/20/obama-admin-approves-alec-model-bill-fracking-chemical-fluid-disclosure-public-lands
SEE: @ALEC @ALECexposed

 

Feb 22, 2013 DC Bureau
-▶   "FRACKADEMIA" - OBAMA'S TOP CANDIDATE FOR ENERGY SECRETARY, OVERSEES PRO-INDUSTRY-FUNDED RESEARCH http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6200a1195c3e730065fb8c3c7&id=5e8c9cae94&e=548a460b7e


Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/


 -▶ TruthOut, March 14, 2014

CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  HOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS MAKING FRACKING ON PUBLIC LANDS EASIER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-the-obama-administration-is-making-fracking-on-public-lands-easier/


July 5, 2013 Akron Beacon Journal Online

-▶  1.1-MILLION-ACRE GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST IN VIRGINIA TO BE OPENED FOR NATURAL GAS DRILLING - FRACKING http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/could-new-national-forest-management-plan-boost-drilling-1.410891

 

 March 22, 2013 - CNN

-▶ Are LANDGRABS really WATERGRABS?: http://www.edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/opinion/water-grabs-africa/index.html?hpt=hp_c5

 

                                                5 VIDEOS

                              Waking Times, April 08, 2013
                HOW FRACKING CAN MAKE WATER FLAMMABLE
One of the most outrageous and unbelievable effects of fracking in some areas is the phenomenon of tap water becoming flammable, straight from the tap, due to methane and other gasses leaching into ground wells and water supplies. Watching a faucet set on fire and hearing the stories of the people involved is not something that can be too readily dismissed, and here are a 5 examples of this:
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/08/5-videos-showing-fracking-make-water-flammable/

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 

ScienceDaily, December 16, 2014
▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS DISRUPT HORMONE FUNCTION. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects. “More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216140428.htm

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 20, 2013
-▶  HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS FOUND AT FRACKING SITES LINKED TO CANCER, INFERTILITY, STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/fracking-chemicals-cancer-study_n_4468243.html

 

 Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/


 

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                                   FRACKING WATER POLLUTION

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Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html

 

Nation of Change, November 16, 2013
-▶  ANALYSIS FINDS OFFSHORE FRACKING INDUSTRY PUMPING TOXIC WASTE WATER INTO COASTAL WATERS http://www.nationofchange.org/analysis-finds-offshore-fracking-industry-pumping-toxic-wastewater-coastal-waters-1384613582


 February 11, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  FRACKING TOXIC WASTEWATER, 20,000 GALLONS, DUMPED IN SEWER http://ecowatch.org/2013/fracking-wastewater-dumped-sewer/


 Ecowatch, November 4, 2013
-▶ COAST GUARD PROPOSES POLICY TO TRANSPORT RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTEWATER BY BARGE http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/04/policy-to-transport-radioactive-fracking-wastewater-by-barge/

 

Global Possibilities, March 12, 2014

-▶   27 TONS OF DIRTY RADIOACTIVE 'OIL SOCKS' FOUND ILLEGALLY STOCKPILED IN ABANDONED NORTH DAKOTA GAS STATION http://www.globalpossibilities.org/radioactive-oil-socks-found-illegally-stockpiled-in-abandoned-north-dakota-gas-station/


Live Science, October 2, 2013

-▶ FRACKING WASTEWATER RADIOACTIVE AND CONTAMINATED, STUDY FINDS http://www.livescience.com/40122-fracking-wastewaster-radioactive-contaminated.html

 

Businessweek

-▶ FRACKING SECRETS BY THOUSANDS KEEP U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS  http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-30/frack-secrets-by-thousands-keep-u-dot-s-dot-clueless-on-wells


 

                                            ======================

                              FRACKING'S WATER FOOTPRINT

                                            ======================


  Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks


May 19, 2013 NBC News

-▶  FRACKING BOOM TRIGGERS WATER BATTLE IN NORTH DAKOTA http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/20/.UZy_mJHeukU.twitter


 Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html

 

The Globe and Mail, December 29, 2013

IS LNG FRACKING WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN WATER? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/is-lng-fracking-worth-its-weight-in-water/article16121900/


 -▶  THE TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACKING Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing - TOXMAP National Library of Medicine http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2011/11/learn-about-toxic-chemicals-used-in-hydraulic-fracturing.html

 

 June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY:  DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4

 

                        REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

                                 March 22, 2013 Environment America

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS

http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012April


 

  -▶ WATER PRIVATIZATION LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION http://sco.lt/8OxuCn

 


  -▶ THOUSANDS PROTEST AROUND THE WORLD TO BAN FRACKING http://ecowatch.org/2012/thousands-rally-around-the-world-to-ban-fracking/


Asian Correspondent, September 03, 2014
▶ WATER SHORTAGES THREATEN CHINA'S FRACKING PLANS: REPORT http://asiancorrespondent.com/126380/report-water-shortages-threaten-chinas-fracking-plans/

 

Frack Off, July 11, 2013
-▶ 20 IMPACTS OF UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION http://frack-off.org.uk/resource/20-impacts-of-underground-coal-gasification-ucg/


                                                         WATCH

 -▶  "GASLAND" - PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCibwj396I

-▶  "GASLAND" - PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_uNx2fXlfE

-▶  60 MINUTE AUSTRALIA - FRACKING - THE COAL SEAM GAS LAND GRAB YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PELxZ3K2o0c

-▶  VIDEO NEWS INTERVIEW: FRACKING "FLOWING BACK" CHEMICALS! - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQMtxcKfQc

-▶  WATER - IS THERE ENOUGH TO GO AROUND?

"BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS (1:29:42) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw



                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                          http://sco.lt/8mKlIP



                                                         WATCH

                                     TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION

                                             "THE DIRTY TRUTH" 

                                                  http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

July 27, 2013 DW World
-▶ CANADA'S TAR SANDS OIL LEAVING MASSIVE POLLUTION ON ENVIRONMENT AND WATER http://www.dw.de/canadas-tar-sands-oil-a-blight-on-keystone/a-16971880


▶  TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES AND PROFITS FROM THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF UNREGULATED TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f


▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov



                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                          http://sco.lt/724dSD


 -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

 

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Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN

Zainab Kamara is one of several thousand farmers in Sierra Leone whose lands have been taken over by the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy for a 10,000 hectare sugar cane plantation to produce ethanol for export to Europe.
"Now I don’t have a farm. Starvation is killing people. We have to buy rice to survive because we don't grow our own now," she says.1
In neighbouring Guinea, peasants are trying to understand how their government could have possibly signed off 700,000 ha of their lands to an Italian company to grow jatropha for biodiesel.2... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

Oxfam International, GROW
THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://sco.lt/7bBke1

 

 

                                                   WATCH:

VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

+++BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y

 

February 02, 2012 - EurActive
EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Feb 1, 2013

CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

 April 27, 2012

EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

 

                                             WATCH:

+++BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL  http://sco.lt/9ChyxF

 

THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS  http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

Union Of Concerned Scientists
TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS: OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service
AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report | Global development | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE' = SLIDE SHOW : Scientific American  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS, LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION

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http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

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FOOD OR FUEL? THE PROBLEM WITH BIOFUELS, AGROFUELS, BIODIESEL:

No Matter which way you cut the case the idea of biofuels, although glowing, is not "sustainable" and is tied to big profits in commodity trading, agriculture and the devastating global landgrabbing.

Nature requires a balanced, biodiverse ecosystem in order to maintain her balance and support for all life on this planet.

Monoculture crops destroy biodiversity with it's genetically engineered gene-altering technology that requires lashings and lashings of pesticides and chemicals to produce, creating a sterile environment where no life but the crop can survive.

The land grab issue is of deep concern, for once you own the land you can do what you want with it, including redirecting water rights and poisoning the soil (and water).  The end result: the local environment, biodiversity and ecosystems (including animal life) is disappeared, leaving a barren rotating, monoculture crop designed for export.

This type of thinking destroys cultures, local communities and our biosphere contributing to climate change, more poverty, higher food prices and fueling the commodity markets for profit and quarterly bottom lines.

So let's rethink what we are doing with the rush for more biofuels.

 

 

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GRAIN — Land grabbing for biofuels must stop

GRAIN — Land grabbing for biofuels must stop | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN

-▶ LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

Zainab Kamara is one of several thousand farmers in Sierra Leone whose lands have been taken over by the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy for a 10,000 hectare sugar cane plantation to produce ethanol for export to Europe. "Now I don’t have a farm. Starvation is killing people. We have to buy rice to survive because we don't grow our own now," she says.1
In neighbouring Guinea, peasants are trying to understand how their government could have possibly signed off 700,000 ha of their lands to an Italian company to grow jatropha for biodiesel.2... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop



Mongabay, February 17, 2015
-▶ INDONESIA TO SQUANDER FUEL SAVING ON SUBSIDIES WILL DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0217-biofuels-subsidy-indonesia.html



Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

 

                                                           WATCH

                                        Jan 18,2013  - The Real News

                   BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y

 

 

▶  LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://sco.lt/7bBke1

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service
▶  AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

                                               SLIDE SHOW :

Scientific American

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

February 02, 2012 - EurActive
▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

October 21, 2012 About My Planet
▶  EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 

April 27, 2012

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
▶  LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

                   '"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

                                                  WATCH

                         BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

▶  BIODIESEL'S BIG COMEBACK http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2013/04/biodiesels_big_comeback.html

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
▶  LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

                                             LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv


 

▶   LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

▶   FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AT FARMLAND GRAB.ORG  http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

May 7, 2013 EurActive - The BioFuel Industry Push Back
▶  BIOFUELS INDUSTRY SENT "THREE MAILS AN HOUR" IN ILUC LOBBY OFFENSIVE http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-industry-sent-mails-hou-news-519531?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=95165055de-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-95165055de-245661818

 

 Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

▶   “SUSTAINABLE” BIOFUELS AND PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

▶  REPLACING NATURAL FOREST SYSTEM WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES LEAVES BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 


 

 ▶  PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

                                                WATCH

                            CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

Union Of Concerned Scientists
▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS: OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                         http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


                                        PLANET PALM OIL

                        The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB



                                                   WATCH

                                    REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

      Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS, LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biofuel

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:21 PM

FOOD OR FUEL? THE PROBLEM WITH BIOFUELS, AGROFUELS, BIODIESEL:

No Matter which way you cut the case the idea of biofuels, although glowing, is not "sustainable" and is tied to big profits in commodity trading, agriculture and the devastating global landgrabbing.

Nature requires a balanced, biodiverse ecosystem in order to maintain her balance and support for all life on this planet.

Monoculture crops destroy biodiversity with it's genetically engineered gene-altering technology that requires lashings and lashings of pesticides and chemicals to produce, creating a sterile environment where no life but the crop can survive.

The land grab issue is of deep concern, for once you own the land you can do what you want with it, including redirecting water rights and poisoning the soil (and water).  The end result: the local environment, biodiversity and ecosystems (including animal life) is disappeared, leaving a barren rotating, monoculture crop designed for export.

This type of thinking destroys cultures, local communities and our biosphere contributing to climate change, more poverty, higher food prices and fueling the commodity markets for profit and quarterly bottom lines.

So let's rethink what we are doing with the rush for more biofuels.