Impacts in the UK
In some areas of the UK Unconventional Gas exploration is advancing rapidly, however there have already been some problems:-
Watch this compelling video Doreen’s Story on You Tube about the impact of Shale Gas exploration in the UK.
Informative videos highlighting the risks of fracking on the Frack Off You Tube channel.
First UK fracking leak as Dart Energy wells fail
Impacts in the USA
Unconventional Gas exploration has become well established in the USA and there has been much coverage about the low gas prices that have been seen as a result. Similar low prices are very unlikely in the UK as the extraction process is extremely expensive here and high gas prices are needed to make it commercially viable.
The exploration in the USA has had a dramatic impact on both local people and the environment as the following links show:-
List of the Harmed – Personal accounts of 21590 people (and counting) who have suffered as a result of unconventional gas exploration near their homes.
Gasland Movie – watch the trailer and rent/buy the movie
Gasland is going a long way in spreading public awareness about gas drilling and the risks it poses on human and environmental health.
Unearthed video: The Fracking Facade – the industry myths are exposed
Impacts of fracking Marcellus Shale (West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York) Video Series
Hydraulic Fracturing – It’s growth in USA and risks
Fracking hell: what it’s really like to live next to a shale gas well
FRACK TIMES – Series of videos giving a revealing insight into the fracking industry in the eastern USA.
Increased stray gas abundance in a subset of drinking water wells near Marcellus shale gas extraction
Deteriorating Oil and Gas Wells Threaten Drinking Water, Homes Across the Country
How Gas Wells Can Leak – Studies showing leaking oil and gas wells
Three years after drilling, natural gas in Medina County well water is potentially explosive
Fracking: 98 more quakes linked to well
Study Finds Fracking Fluid From 2007 Kentucky Spill May Have Killed Threatened Fish Species
Methane leakage from Utah gas rigs higher than EPA estimates
Major Failure: A Graphic Example of the Risks of Modern Well Completion
Study shows Fracking contaminates 82% of nearby Drinking Water
A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water.
Texas water crisis – fracking boom comes at a high cost.
Alberta Government Mum on Fracking Company’s Industrial Leak
Fracking Fluid Leak in Wyoming County
Fracking is Hardly Leakproof
Shale Gas: How often do fracked wells leak?
Colorado Community Sees Third Fracking Spill Within Weeks
Fracking wells prone to leak, study finds
This Town Took On Fracking and Won
Frackers Are Losing $1.5 Billion Yearly to Leaks
As air pollution from fracking rises, EPA to set rules
Air pollution from fracking sites elevate risk of cancer and other illnesses
You Have to See It to Believe It: What It’s Like to Have Fracking in Your Backyard
Big Earthquakes Can Cause Tremors At Fracking Sites, Even From Across The Globe
Methane – Good Gas, Bad Gas
California for the first time fines oil company for dumping fracking discharge
Impacts in Australia
Exploration in Australia is well advanced and has had a dramatic impact on both local people and the environment as the following links show:-
Well of Truth/ Get Up Network Campaign
Well of Truth Campaign Short Video #1 – Lessons from the U.S. gas rush
Well of Truth Campaign Short Video #2 – When the Coal Seam Gas (Coal Bed Methane) Industry comes to town
Well of Truth Campaign Short Video #3 – Enough is enough
Coal Seam Gas – Future Bonanza or Toxic Legacy? report by Dr Marion Carey, Public Health Physician – Monash Sustainability Institute, Australia
Santos ‘forced to trim CSG plans’ in NSW
Farmers count cost of coal seam gas rush
Methane Gas Leaks
High Methane in Pennsylvania Water Deemed Safe by EPA
Tap Water Torches: How Faulty Gas Drilling Can Lead To Methane Migration
Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking
Limiting Methane Leaks Critical to Gas, Climate Benefits
Methane leaks could negate climate benefits of US natural gas boom: report
Gas leaks spark call for probe
Coal Seam Gas Leaking into Brisbane River: Video