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Celebs Join Fracking Fight

Celebs Join Fracking Fight January 16, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Youngsville, NY “Debra Winger and Mark Ruffalo have been integral to our fight against fracking, and the anti-fracking celeb list is gaining momentum in large part because of them,” says Ramsay Adams, Founder and Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, an environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the Catskill Region in New York State.
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California Ocean Fracking: Another Fraccident Waiting to Happen?

California Ocean Fracking: Another Fraccident Waiting to Happen? October 15, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA There may be more hydraulic fracking sites in Pennsylvania or West Virginia than California, but Californians face another threat: oil and gas companies are fracking just offshore California’s coast.
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Worker Dies in Oil Drilling Accident

May 12, 2011. By Charles Benson.
New Orleans, LA: A worker for Allied Oilfield Services who was situated on a non-producing offshore natural gas platform died in a recent oil drilling accident after falling through the opening of a deck, reports Reuters.
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Upstate New York Community Launches Fracking Suit

Upstate New York Community Launches Fracking Suit February 25, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY: Nine families from the town of Horseheads in Upstate New York have launched a massive class-action suit against the Anschutz Exploration Corporation and its subcontractors alleging that a hydraulic fracturing operation to extract natural gas destroyed their property values and contaminated their drinking water.
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Texas Refinery Explosion Kills Contractor

Texas Refinery Explosion Kills Contractor February 16, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Houston, TX A petroleum plant explosion has killed one contractor and all but destroyed a large part of a natural gas liquid plant. The facility, Enterprise Products, located on Sun Oil Road, about 35 miles east of Houston, was reportedly also used for storage and production of octane-boosting gasoline additives.
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Ohio Gas Pipeline Explosion Lights Up Sky for Miles

Ohio Gas Pipeline Explosion Lights Up Sky for Miles February 11, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Columbiana County, OH Officials with Tennessee Gas Pipeline must have been relieved that an oil and gas explosion from a pipeline happened in rural country and there were no injuries. However, would the situation have been any less severe had it occurred in the midst of a congested residential setting?
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Attorney Says Fairport Harbor Victims Need Help Now

Attorney Says Fairport Harbor Victims Need Help Now February 10, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Mentor, OH The small town of Fairport Harbor 30 miles from Cleveland has not been the same since a major gas explosion accident on January 24 rocked the picture-perfect community, destroying an apartment building and damaging at least 15 homes. Mercifully, no one was killed when the Dominion Gas line serving the town malfunctioned and forced 3,000 people to evacuate the town early on a cold winter morning.
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Three Dead, Homes Destroyed in Allentown Gas Explosion

Three Dead, Homes Destroyed in Allentown Gas Explosion February 10, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Allentown, PA Two adults and a four-month old child were killed in a natural gas explosion late Wednesday night in eastern Pennsylvania. Two row homes were demolished by the explosion while another six were set on fire – destroying an entire row of houses.
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Texas Gas and Oil Fields No Place for Kids

Texas Gas and Oil Fields No Place for Kids January 25, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
New London, TX Who could tell what may have caused the explosion in a Texas oil field in April of last year. Oil and Gas can be a dangerous combination at the best of times. But it seemed pretty innocent enough to be sitting on an oil field tank battery on a crisp spring day with a companion, until a sudden explosion propelled 24-year-old Joseph Crisp into the air and 180 feet into a wooded area.
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Oil Field Accident in Alaska Spills 1,890 Gallons

Oil Field Accident in Alaska Spills 1,890 Gallons January 14, 2011. By Charles Benson.
North Slope, AK An oil field accident in Alaska recently spilled an estimated 1,890 gallons of drilling fluid, according to state regulators.
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