• Nov 2 Road Trip to Woolsey Frack site

    November 2, 2017~ Little Road Trip to Woodrow Fracking site, the first high volume frack well in IL under the new regulations. We hadn’t heard a word or seen a photo. Not a peep from County Road 50 East in White County. What was going on? On the way to

  • AG tells judge TrueFLo is 85% compliant with clean up

    From the Village Voice– Kathy Sands TrueFlo Solutions, LLC met up with the Attorney General’s lawyers again on Friday via a conference call, again with Judge Thomas Dinn. The Attorney General’s lawyer Ms. Medina reported that TrueFlo was up to 85% in compliance with the clean up orders from IEPA.

  • Streamlining (i.e. Ramrodding) the Fracking Permit

    Observing the August 2nd Public Hearing in Enfield that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources arranged on behalf of Woolsey’s fracking permit application, it is difficult not to conclude that Judge Daniel Schuering, who presided over the hearing, and IDNR counsel Andrew Suthard are more focused on streamlining the application

  • Continued updates on Woolsey’s Faulty Injection Well and a Radioactive Dump

    Update 9.19.17 Local Reporter from The Voice, White County: “The beleaguered TrueFlo Solution saltwater waste disposal company made an appearance again in court this week through a conference call between their lawyer, Adam Lawler and the Illinois Attorney General’s office lawyers Rachel Medina and Brian Navarette in conjunction with Judge

  • The Danger of Radioactive Contamination From Fracking in Southern Illinois

    For a printable copy of this document, click here The Danger of Radioactive Contamination From Fracking in Southern Illinois ●In both conventional oil or gas drilling and in fracking, the oil or gas reservoirs found in shale are mixed with a briney solution known as “formation water.” Southern Illinois shale

  • Not One Well!

    Not ONE Well! Another 14 day comment period is open now until August 18th.  As they say the devil is in the details… IDNR has opened the “second” comment period following the August 2nd Public Hearing on Woolsey’s application for the first frack well. These comments should pertain to testimony or evidence that was received

  • EPA’s Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

    Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (Final Report) Overview History Downloads Notice EPA is announcing the availability of the final report, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on

  • Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction)

    The Compendium is a fully referenced compilation of the significant body of scientific, medical, and journalistic findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking. Organized to be accessible to public officials, researchers, journalists, and the public at large, the Compendium succinctly summarizes key studies and other findings relevant to the ongoing

  • Induced Earthquakes Increase Chances of Damaging Shaking, Wastewater Disposal From Fracking Primary Cause

    U.S. Geological Survey | March 28, 2016 12:41 pm | For the first time, new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards. This is also the first one-year outlook for the nation’s

  • USGS acknowledges human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater injection associated with oil and gas production

    Coping with Earthquakes Induced by Fluid Injection Released: 2/19/2015 2:15:00 PM Contact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communications and Publishing 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119 Reston, VA 20192 Susan  Garcia Phone: 650-346-0998Leslie  Gordon Phone: 650-329-4006 MENLO PARK, Calif.— A paper published today in