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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Farmers Protest Fracking In The Midst Of Old Oil Wells

 Members of The Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective (and members of other organizations) demonstrated today at a well pad in North Beaver Twp.

Members of Shadbush chained themselves to a giant pig which successfully blocked the driveway of the pad.

more info...http://shadbushcollective.org/

Protesters say unconventional drilling & fracking exposes their property and water sources to unwarranted risk due to old unplugged oil wells that provide a path to the surface or to underground aquifers. Photos by Laurie Barr


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Pig farmers? Really? Its awfully hypocritical for an industry that has destroyed so much land and water to protest an industry that destroys land and water.

Anonymous said...

The Henry farm is especially vulnerable to the risks associated with fracking because it is located in an area riddled with hundreds of abandoned oil wells from the turn of the 20th century. According to hydro-geologist Daniel Fisher who has studied the area, “Each of these abandoned wells is a potentially direct pathway or conduit to the surface should any gas or fluids migrate upward from the wells during or after fracking.”

Anonymous said...

8:40:00 Plainly you didn't read that it is an organic pig farm. It is run completely differently than factory pig farming and does not destroy land and water. Fracking however DOES.

Anonymous said...

Those geysers of sludge are naturally occuring! Get it through your heads!

Anonymous said...

The drilling isn't going to stop. So what is it they can do to prevent that from happening with these abandoned wells?

Anonymous said...

They should turn pigsh&t into fuel!

Anonymous said...

That's a cute pig! I wonder what they are gonna do with it?

Anonymous said...

Look at all the jobs that pig created. Paint, adheasive, wood, wire, metal, etc. All the materials were manufactured by people.

Anonymous said...

According to historic maps this well site is constructed on top of an unplugged well.

The fracture zones are located near a large number of unplugged wells,closer to Maggie's home.

To January 28, 2013 at 12:34:00 PM,
"So what is it they can do to prevent that from happening with these abandoned wells?"


Regulation changes are needed. this is fine according to current regulations.

Anonymous said...

Seems odd that you are not pushing to have the wells plugged. Or would you have to pay to have that done.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:20:00 AM EST It's up to the PADEP to plug them but they don't have the funding