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The Depth of Oil Wells

The Depth of Oil Wells | green infographics | Scoop.it
Just how far down do oil wells actually go? We will show you...
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Visit the article for resources and useful links related to the oil industry and the environment...

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Frack-Free Colorado Highlights Natural Gas Fracking Facts (Infographic)

Frack-Free Colorado Highlights Natural Gas Fracking Facts (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it
Frack-Free Colorado shares some of the startling facts of dangerous natural gas drilling.


As the battle over natural gas drilling heats up in Colorado, an upcoming event in Denver aims to unite the opposition. When you consider the startling facts and statistics presented below, it's easy to see why a united opposition is needed. Frack-Free Colorado will host energy experts, activists, musicians and citizens affected by the gas industry for a day of vocal opposition and rallying. Their new site is laid out like one big infographic, featuring a number of important information about natural gas fracking, clean energy alternatives and advice for how people can take action.

The statistics in this infographic represent a few key highlights, so make sure to check out the full site to explore links and additional resources about natural gas drilling.

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Interactive Map: Fracking Across the United States

Interactive Map: Fracking Across the United States | green infographics | Scoop.it

The country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Along with this fracking-fueled gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions. We call them “Fraccidents.”
This map displays a sampling of some of the high profile incidents related to the country’s gas drilling boom. Each of the symbols below represents a fraccident. Click on any of the highlighted states below to learn more about some of the fraccidents in that state, details on the fracking issues facing the state, and resources for getting involved in your local fight against fracking...

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The dangers of natural gas: Infographic

The dangers of natural gas: Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it
Although natural gas is considered comparably safer and better for the planet than other fossil fuels, there are drawbacks.
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What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking

What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking | green infographics | Scoop.it

Check out this great interactive visualization and help support the FRAC Act (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act) which would require the energy industry to disclose all chemicals used in fracturing fluid as well as repeal fracking's exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related?

Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Two new papers tie a recent increase in significant earthquakes to reinjection of wastewater fluids from unconventional oil and gas drilling. The first study notes “significant earthquakes are increasingly occurring within the United States midcontinent.” In the specific case of Oklahoma, a Magnitude “5.7 earthquake and a prolific sequence of related events … were likely triggered by fluid injection.”
The second study, of the Raton Basin of Southern Colorado/Northern New Mexico by a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team, concludes “the majority, if not all of the earthquakes since August 2001 have been triggered by the deep injection of wastewater related to the production of natural gas from the coal-bed methane field here.”

Both studies are being presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week.
These studies, together with other recent findings, make a strong case that we need national regulations on wastewater injection to prevent induced earthquakes...

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ansel zalcberg's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:21 AM

I think that If Frackjing Does couse earthquakes then the oil companies should stop. I think that based on the information provided that it is vertualy inposibe that the two things are niot conected. I also think that Injecting wastwater fluids is completly disgusting.

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Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies | green infographics | Scoop.it
Two things never seem to change about crude oil: the constant warnings that our thirst for it is unsustainable, and the fact that we continue to use it...

 

These two troubling trends are issues which should be dealt with, and quickly, as this intriguing motion graphic from The Post Carbon Institute points out.
They make the case that in recent years the political rhetoric has increased, pointing to so-called “new” technologies as solutions to the un-sustainability of fossil fuels. One such technology, fracking, aims high pressure water and chemicals into our soils, releasing both oil and natural gasses. In fact an old technology, a multitude of problems arise from its use, not least of which is the pollution of ground waters and the destabilization of soils resulting in earthquakes in previously stable areas. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the technology is expensive to use and only begins to makes sense financially in a world with high enough fuel prices – the world of today.


Isn’t it time we start getting realistic about our true fuel situation? Watch the video at the link for more information, then check out The Post Carbon Institute to show your support...

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What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking

What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking | green infographics | Scoop.it

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.

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Shale Play: About The Data

Shale Play: About The Data | green infographics | Scoop.it
Featuring data, explanation and analysis about energy and the environment, natural gas drilling, fracking and the Marcellus Shale in PA. A local-national collaboration with NPR.

To cre­ate this news appli­ca­tion, NPR StateIm­pact acquired lists from the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion — the agency charged with per­mit­ting and reg­u­lat­ing oil-and-gas drilling in the Key­stone State. Visit the interactive 'Shale Play: Natural Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania' via this link...

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Facts On Fracking, Pros & Cons of Hydraulic Fracturing For Natural Gas

Facts On Fracking, Pros & Cons of Hydraulic Fracturing For Natural Gas | green infographics | Scoop.it

In case your just getting up to speed on the loudly contentious debate about fracking then we've got an infographic for you. Produced by WellHome, it goes over the talking points of both proponents and detractors with a fairly even hand (though I have to say that the financial viability of fracking isn't as sure as the graphic makes it seem).

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