Censored EPA Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

By: Monday August 5, 2013 3:30 pm

DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study’s findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania.

The PowerPoint presentation reveals a clear link between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for shale gas in Dimock and groundwater contamination, but was censored by the Obama Administration. Instead, the EPA issued an official desk statement in July 2012 – in the thick of election year – saying the water in Dimock was safe for consumption.

 

Obama EPA Censored Key Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Study

By: Monday July 29, 2013 9:02 am

A must-read Los Angeles Times story by Neela Banerjee demonstrates that – once again – the Obama administration put the kibosh on a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) groundwater contamination, this time in Dimock, Pennsylvania.

Duke Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination As EPA Drops Study on Fracking Water Contamination

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 2:00 pm

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming.

A study originally scheduled for release in 2014 and featured in Josh Fox’s “Gasland 2,” it will not be complete until 2016 in a move that appears to be purely politically calculated by the Obama Administration, akin to the EPA’s dropped and censored groundwater contamination study in Weatherford, TX.

As NC Discrimination Amendment Looms, Duke University/Duke Medicine says: ‘We Stand Alongside the LGBT Community’

By: Saturday February 18, 2012 7:00 pm

I normally don’t blog about my employer, Duke University (I work at its academic publisher Duke University Press), because I don’t like to co-mingle my online and offline worlds. It’s a general good rule for any blogger to have that separation to avoid any possible conflict of interest or interpretation that your personal blogging is being done on behalf of one’s employer.

However, in this case it is newsworthy to report that Duke’s News Service has put out a press release that dropped at the same time that Race to the Ballot came to Durham on Friday, and that alliances of student groups at Duke participated in the rally and forum held at NCCU against Amendment One.

“Do You Remember Me Now?” An Open Letter to the NC General Assembly

By: Wednesday September 28, 2011 7:30 am

Dear NCGA,

Hey, it’s me. I don’t know if you remember me or not, but we used to be pretty good friends. Do you remember that awkward high schooler who stood at the dais of the Senate back in 2007 when he was a Senate page? You remember, the one who had just gotten a haircut because his father said that he should look presentable at the legislature. The one who had long, brown, curly hair before then. You don’t remember me? But I stood right at the front of the Senate sessions, just to the right of the now-governor Beverly Perdue.

U.S. Revokes Visa of Irish Anti-Renditions Activist

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 5:09 pm

Edward Horgan, a well-known Irish activist and former Irish Defense Force officer, has had his 10-year, multiple-entry U.S. visa revoked without explanation. Horgan and others believe it is because of his principled stand against the U.S. use of renditions, and in particular, the use of Shannon Airport in western Ireland as a stopover for U.S. rendition flights. The Obama administration should be ashamed for its behavior in keeping Mr. Horgan from entering this country.

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