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Taranaki Regional council Wastes $85,000 fighting Media’s Exposure of their Polluting Practices

Fairly obvious who is in bed with whom here … it’s becoming such a regular occurrence with Local Government. Corporate control, corporations cooperating with corporations, duping the people that they are democracies. Democracy is a long gone mythical illusion. Check out our Local Govt Watch pages for more corruption. It’s rife now.
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8:36 am on 15 July 2016

Taranaki Regional Council spent $85,000 unsuccessfully contesting RNZ’s coverage of its oil industry waste farms – known as landfarms.

In 2013 RNZ began investigating the controversial practice of landfarming – where oil industry waste, including fracking waste, was being spread on farms in Taranaki.

Within hours of the first story airing, the council announced it was no longer allowing fracking waste to be disposed of on landfarms.

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However, the council laid several complaints with the Broadcasting Standards Authority contesting many aspects of RNZ’s coverage of landfarming.

Documents obtained under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act reveal the council incurred $85,000 in legal costs to challenge the stories.

The council argued the coverage amounted to “misinformation” in “attack-style journalism” which was “of grave concern and… no service to the public”.

However, the authority found the coverage was fair and accurate and the council was “disingenuous” in claiming fracking waste had only been disposed of historically on the landfarms.

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12/19/2015 — California Alert — Methane Eruption at FRACKING operation – Climate Consequences – Dutchsinse


A Video from Dutchsinse

More information here on an industry that, like many today, is deliberately concealing the truth from the public. Read, listen and be informed.

For further info on fracking watch more of Dutchsinse’s videos and see our Fracking page

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A Video from Dutchsinse’s Youtube channel:

Cited from information below the video:

Published on Dec 19, 2015

“Get the word out to the people on the West coast. Their professionals ignored the problem as it was building, now a giant methane plume erupts from the same operation that was hit by multiple earthquakes last year.

At the time when the earthquakes began striking these fracking / gas / oil operations the professionals actually went so far as to publicly deny the relation between the earthquakes which have been striking, and the large gas/oil pumping operations directly above the EQ epicenters.

Now, move forward several months after the earthquakes struck, several months AFTER Dr. Lucille Jones (California professional) downplayed the connection of the earthquakes occurring around North Los Angeles to the gas operations which are now uncontrollably blasting off large plumes of gas.

Ironic that the deniers of the problem last year now have a large ongoing eruption of methane gas occurring just North of Los Angeles, California.

This eruption of gas cannot be ignored — specifically that it is occurring directly from a large pumping / drilling operation (fracking + injection) which they denied had any relation to the seismic unrest below it.

The methane eruption is part of a much larger series of issues which need full explanation.

This video attempts to explain the causes behind why the methane is erupting in Los Angeles, who had the chance to prevent this from happening, and what to expect in the future now that this has occurred.

Thanks to Dahboo77 for originally covering this breaking news story, which leads me to make my video now. See db7’s video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnfnn…
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Main stream media report on this issue:

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/dec/18/…
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Methane releases in other areas shown in the video linked below…

Colorado (being studied by NASA), at the large fracking operations at the border of New Mexico :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZJbK…
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Large methane release along lake Michigan within the same timeframe as a large earthquake striking the area:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEvk7…
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Methane releases at fracking operations across the midwest and South US:

http://dutchsinse.com/212013-methane-…

http://dutchsinse.com/2072015-major-p…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1k9C…
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Professionals compare Bayou Corne Louisiana methane release to “volcano”: Bubbles of methane mixed with hydrogen sulfide gas..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INIWM…
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Colorado Fracking operation erupts with methane and stored CO2 producing a large lahar extending at least 4 miles from the blown operation :

http://dutchsinse.com/5272014-4-mile-…
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Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG) .. talking about large methane releases being a threat to human existence. One proposed solution is using radio frequency to change methane into diamond dust:

http://climateviewer.com/2014/04/01/h…

http://ameg.me/


Fracking Forces Schools to Practice Earthquake Drills for First Time Ever

From ecowatch.com by 

japan-725796_1280As the number of fracking-related earthquakes increase with alarming frequency and intensity across the Central U.S., more and more people in the area might be wondering something they haven’t had to before: “What do I do during an earthquake?”

Reuters reports that government agencies are preparing residents in the Central U.S. on how to stay safe in case of a damaging earthquake. Tomorrow, Oct. 15., the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other organizations are coordinating the “Great ShakeOut,” a nationwide earthquake drill.

A large number of residents from the Central U.S. will be participating in their first-ever national earthquake drill. According to Reuters, “About 3 million people are signed up to participate across 14 central states that include Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and for the first time, Texas, up from 2.76 million a year ago, organizers said. Nationwide, nearly 19 million people are registered for the drills, FEMA said.”

Read More  http://ecowatch.com/2015/10/14/fracking-earthquake-drills/

Further Links from ecowatch:

Oil and Water Don’t Mix: California Must Ban Fracking

2 More Fracking-Related Earthquakes Hit Oklahoma Despite New Rules Meant to Prevent Them

John Oliver Rips Fracking Industry for its Deadly Bakken Boom, Killing One Person Every Six Weeks

EPA sends Navajo polluted water in OIL TANKS — Animas spill from FRACKING WASTEWATER?!

Shocking revelations by dutchsinse on Youtube! 

Published on Aug 21, 2015

“PLEASE! Get this out to the people of the Navajo Nation, to the people of Colorado + New Mexico, to state representatives, and NATIONAL Government (Senators and Congressmen).

Full website post covering this story with all the links shown in the video here:

http://dutchsinse.com/8212015-epa-del…

I stand behind these findings , and the people of the Navajo Nation need to compare the Animas river pollution to oil well / fracking wastewater injection chemicals IMMEDIATELY.

This wastewater delivery looks like an attempt to spread the chemicals on purpose — to cover up the wastewater in the Animas coming from the nearby Oil / Gas / Wastewater disposal wells located all around Durango Colorado (each well containing millions of gallons of toxic water . Thousands of wells nearby the location in question).

In my assessment, most likely one of the wastewater injection wells gave way, since NASA / NOAA are already studying the same area due to a HUGE methane leak causing a pocket of methane over the whole 4 corners region.

This same “leaking” injection well operation is now the area where the Animas river has been polluted. The “Gold Mine” story might just be that — a STORY made up.. not based in actual reality.
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The Environmental Protection Agency caused a toxic water spill into the Animas river, which feeds the Navajo Indian Nation with water.

The spill was blamed on an “old Gold mine” which somehow had toxic water released by the EPA during an inspection of a well / mine location.

When the EPA did their inspection of this supposed “Gold King Mine”, they somehow released millions of gallons of toxic water into the Animas river. The toxic spill thus cut off the water supply to the people down stream.
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Professor Doom’s video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhJSt…
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Fracking wastewater injection wells are quite possibly the REAL cause of this waste spill by the EPA since the area is leaking methane to the point where NASA / NOAA are studying the area currently (2015).

Massive leaks in the huge fracking / oil pumping operation have been detected.. thus if gas is leaking from these wells, no doubt the waste water which they inject under pressure is also being released.

I’m venturing a guess that if the water in the Animas was tested , and you looked for oil pumping / gas well operation chemcials .. that you’d find out a giant WASTEWATER DISPOSAL WELL must have broke when the EPA was inspecting it.

Was it a Gold mine, or was it a large wastewater disposal well?

Since there are THOUSANDS of wastewater disposal wells, oil wells, and frack wells , and only ONE Gold Mine .. the chances of this giant release of wastewater coming from a wastewater well are much higher than a “Gold Mine” being the culprit.

One culprit cannot be sued, or blamed (the Old Gold Mine).. the OTHER culprit (the fracking injection well / oil pumping operations) are capable of being legally held responsible.

Could it be that they sent these polluted tanks of water in the hopes the Indians would spread it out across their land, and then the EPA would have an excuse for all the fracking / oil pumping injection chemicals to be across the Animas river?!

People in the Indian reservations need to immediately compare the Animas pollution water to known Oil / Gas well drilling injection chemicals.

I’d be willing to bet that we’d find out this “spill” is from a fracking / injection / wastewater operation as opposed to an “old gold mine”.

Why are NASA / NOAA out in the same area studying leaking gas wells? I think it is obvious the two are related.”

Fracking awareness raised in Whanganui meeting … “The drilling companies just seem to be able to do pretty much as they wish…”

Back in Sept/Oct 2014 our local newspaper mentioned a proposed report on fracking here in the Rangitikei, in the event consents were sought in the future. You can read that article HERE

The Green Party recently organized a meeting in Whanganui on the same issue, presenting the facts on what can be expected with fracking.

“….permission was being sought to drill up to eight wells 600 metres from Norfolk School in Inglewood.

There were also wells near Ngaere and Tikorangi schools, and well and flare pits could be within 200m to 300m of houses…”

We in the Rangitikei also need to be keeping an eye on this one. Bring yourself up to speed on fracking at the Fracking page here and follow the links to other sources.

There is a Frack Free Whanganui page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeWhanganui

And Manawatu Whanganui page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1714960352062798/

Read the Wanganui Chronicle article HERE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11318813

Newly found chemicals in fracking wastewater lead to cancer

Newly found chemicals in fracking wastewater lead to cancer

Published on Jan 19, 2015 
From RT America which is the US based arm of RT, a 24-hour English-language international broadcast news network.http://rt.com/usa/

“University researchers have discovered two new pollutants in fracking wastewater that can have potentially devastating effects on waterways and those who depend on them. Professor Avner Vengosh identified both ammonium and iodide in samples taken by his team, which says that the two chemicals have never before been linked to the natural gas extraction process. Although not deadly by themselves, according to scientists, when combined with other substances used by the natural gas drilling industry, they become carcinogenic. Dr. Ken Carlson of Colorado State University explains the importance and of the findings to RT’s Ben Swann.”

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