On Saturday, David Hess published a blog about microplastics being found in ALL of Pennsylvania’s BEST trout streams tested.
This disturbing news revived my memories of repeated fracking spills into our county’s Special Protection watersheds, over one 4 year period, in just one township. We’ve learned far more since then about the radiation that typically accompanies this sort of toxic liquid waste.
Small streams have been victims of repeated abuse near where fracking is taking place, enough that I coined the phrase, “If they’re drilling, they’re spilling” as well as “Death from a thousand spills” or to piggyback an industry moniker, “Spilling is just the beginning.”
Below is the link to our stories, all rolled into one. I would encourage you to download the PDF files you find of interest for future use. Considerable time and expense was involved in gathering the files during multiple DEP file reviews. Help yourself:
SPECIAL PROTECTION WATERSHEDS: Victims of Repeated Abuse and Lingering Pollution in PA by Bob Donnan, Oct 31, 2022, bobscaping
David Hess published a story October 29th about microplastics being found in ALL of Pennsylvania’s BEST trout streams tested. This disturbing news revived my memories of repeated fracking spills into our county’s Special Protection watersheds, over one 4 year period. Here are both our stories.
Before drilling and fracking begins in Special Protection Watersheds in Pennsylvania, gas producers receive a cover letter along with their well permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which reads in part:
“This is to inform you that the location of the well on the enclosed well permit is in a Special Protection Watershed. Special Protection Watersheds are drainage areas to streams which are classified by the Environmental Quality Board as either High Quality or Exceptional Value due to their unique characteristics or sensitive use. Special Protection Watersheds are high priority areas for the Department’s water pollution control activities.”2008 Pennsylvania DEP Well permit Cover Letter
Read the Complete Post with horrifying photos and other documented evidence.
It’s pure evil, the community harms and toxic pollution our “regulators” and judges help frac’ers get away with, everywhere they frac.
2008 10 31 My deck at Rosebud. “Why the hell did you let those reporters drink your water Jess? Now look at them!”
2011 & 2012 Encana/Ovintiv cheaply getting rid of its toxic radioactive waste in my community at Rosebud, Alberta, year after year after year, on the coulee top (just east of where the company illegally frac’d our drinking water aquifers in 2004) above the Rosebud River valley where numerous channels take storm runoff and the company’s toxic waste into the river.
Slide below from Presentation by Theresa Watson, Board member ERCB/AER (Alberta’s frac pollution enabling regulator):
Theresa Watson was appointed to the ERCB (now AER) Board, from 2009 to June 2013
2017 Supreme Court of Canada finally released its defamatory Charter-Damaging ruling in Ernst vs AER, tossing me, my Charter rights and water, and my community’s down Satan’s frac hole. It’s not just “The Frackers” abusing communities, families and our drinking water and environment, it’s also our frac-enabling judges (they’re the most abusive, in my experience), and the frac-pimping politicians appointing them to the bench.
PS Encana/Ovintiv never did heed Chief J Niel C Wittmann’s 2014 order to file with me, all relevant records pertaining to my lawsuit.
To read more galling details about how Encana/Ovintiv and the regulators and courts treated the public interest and me, read Andrew Nikiforuk’s Slick Water.