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This arrangement also helped people remain on their land long after farming was profitable. It makes sense to me that a solution to the wells might come not from outside, but from people like Trembly, working and living in Appalachia. But gas is far from clean, and the dire environmental and human costs of the boom grow more apparent by the day. It can bend and turn in nearly any direction. Fracking frees fuel from shale by drilling a mile or more straight down into the earth and then out sideways for as much as another two miles. Appalachian Voices, along with dozens of other local and regional groups, local governments and elected officials are calling on the agency to conduct a combined, comprehensive review of all the projects to ascertain the full scope of impacts. The Devonian shale strata stretches into Eastern Kentucky. We blogged about this possible emerging threat when we found out, and a number of news stories came out as well here and here and here.

Appalachian Voices, along with dozens of other local and regional groups, local governments and elected officials are calling on the agency to conduct a combined, comprehensive review of all the projects to ascertain the full scope of impacts.

Hydraulic fracturing uses millions of gallons of water. Exploiting energy often involves exploiting people. When hydraulic fracturing was introduced in Kentucky in the s, it was used to complete Devonian Ohio shale wells in eastern Kentucky as an alternative to explosive fracturing which had been used since the s.

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In addition, Appalachian Voices is connecting with groups and citizens elsewhere in the country who are fighting other natural gas pipelines with an eye toward demanding greater oversight of FERC. Another company, Mountaineer NGL, is working its way through permitting for six salt caverns to store natural gas liquids near Wheeling, West Virginia.

Forest Service subsequently put a moratorium on oil and gas drilling on almost all of the forest.

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Budget cuts have reduced the number of Division of Oil and Gas inspectors to 14 from Then, under tremendous heat and stress, they twisted and buckled, in some places rising to the surface, in others, remaining miles belowground. Today, there are an estimated 6, shale gas wells producing between 50 and 70 billion cubic feet of gas annually in Kentucky. Stacey and her kids lost their land and a good part of their lives waging a battle against the oil and gas industry. Shale is a very solid dense rock and for it to produce gas out of that rock, you have to fracture stimulate, which means pumping high pressure into the shale layer. Department of Energy to build the Appalachia Storage and Trading Hub—a network of underground caverns to store petrochemical byproducts of the natural gas fracking in Appalachia. Let your representatives in state and federal government know that you have concerns about the process, and that you want to see fracking companies held to a higher standard that protects human health and our environment. It would be easy to cast the industrial incursion as a blight upon the bucolic, and to many it was. Forest Service subsequently put a moratorium on oil and gas drilling on almost all of the forest. The Devonian shale strata stretches into Eastern Kentucky. They stockpile it and pull it out as needed. Small roughly , gallons or so amounts of water with a few hundred gallons of HCl muriatic acid are mixed with nitrogen to create a foam.

KWA also recently became aware through our friends at Kentucky Heartwood that KGS and industry have been testing a deep formation not previously accessed. Jobs in the wind industry are one of the fastest growing now; the Department of Energy projectsjobs by Hydraulic fracturing has been getting a lot of media attention lately.

In West Virginia, more than 16, acres of land have been damaged by more than 3, wells since

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