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Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore to produce this spoof video in the vein of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now." Making its debut today in honor of Gasland 2, which features the details of the gas industry's psychological warfare scandal, here is "Frackalypse Now":

H/T to DeSmogBlog for sponsoring the creation of the Mark Fiore Frakalypse video.

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  •  compared to what? (2+ / 0-)
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    northsylvania, freerad

    I live in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and there are at least 3 Marcellus wells within 5 miles of my farm.  And, no, I do not get royalties from Marcellus shale gas wells.  The ironic thing to me is that I cannot tell whether there is harm to my environment because of previous, historic assaults on my environment.  As a principal in the local watershed organization I have seen the watershed evaluated and the main pollutant is the 4500 gallons per minute of abandoned mine drainage flowing into the Redstone Creek a half mile upstream from me.  After a decade of work, I, and our organization, are no closer to mitigating the ills due to lack of funds and interest by people who live here and the local and state political infrastructure.  The stream looks like orange soda, and has for 100 years.  I cannot determine any effect of fracking because it is completely overshadowed by previous environmental affronts.  If I had to judge by what I actually see, I'd have to say there are none.  Everything is relative.  

    •  Mine acid in surface water (1+ / 0-)
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      The grouch

      is indeed bad. I lived in northern Clinton county and encountered it often. I moved out of there 30 years ago, but still keep in touch. A great many people my age that I knew are now dead or very sick. Even when I lived there it had one of the highest cancer rates in the nation.
      However, fracking degrades underground water sources. If you think things are bad now, well yes, they can get worse.

      You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

      by northsylvania on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:18:20 AM PDT

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      •  not acid (0+ / 0-)

        It is not an acid mine discharge; it is net akaline which makes it easier to mitigate.  And, yes, fracking can degrade underground water if it's done improperly.  

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