Peak Oil—The Top 11 FAQs « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

If you’re emotionally overwhelmed by information about climate change and resource depletion, you may need to ration your news intake so as to increase your effectiveness at helping tackle these enormous global problems. Spending hours a day in front of a computer screen feeds depression . . .

via Peak Oil—The Top 11 FAQs « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement.

Nightly on MSNBC, the “place for politics,” I watch and listen to the never-ending babble about who’s in, who’s out, the flap and gaff of the day that entertains us like the panels over on ESPN babbling about LeBron James as if  it all really matters.  Needing relief from angst over the fact  that neither political party is talking about the real issues mentioned in this link, I, too,  go to my nightly ball game and then to my classical music station and then to bed.  This article in EcoWatch helps me realize that all any of us can do is somehow show that there’s happiness in less.  A rare, precious treat for Tortoise must be stumbling upon an artichoke.  Hmm, heaven.

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Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted to a Few Counties – NYTimes.com

Even within that southwest New York region — primarily Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga Counties — drilling would be permitted only in towns that agree to it, and would be banned in Catskill Park, aquifers and nationally designated historic districts.

via Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted to a Few Counties – NYTimes.com.

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As oil, gas ‘fracking’ gains popularity in Kansas, so does safety debate | Wichita Eagle

In the 2010 documentary “Gasland,” a Colorado homeowner sets his tap water on fire and residents complain of mysterious health problems.

They point the finger for the source of their troubles at the natural gas wells – drilled using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – that litter the scenic valley east of Grand Teton National Park.

via As oil, gas ‘fracking’ gains popularity in Kansas, so does safety debate | Wichita Eagle.

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Fracking in Ohio – Economics and the Environment | All Sides with Ann Fisher – WOSU Public Media

Chesapeake Energy reported there is about $20 billion worth of oil and natural gas reserves under eastern Ohio. Governor Kasich sees this as an opportunity to lead Ohio to an economic revolution… as long as a few issues are addressed.

Could Ohio be the model on how to “get things right?” This hour we’ll talk about the potential boons and burdens of fracking in Ohio…

via Fracking in Ohio – Economics and the Environment | All Sides with Ann Fisher – WOSU Public Media.

Here is a report from NPR and The Ohio State University (WOSU).  It is balanced, concerned and informative.  These wells may be headed your way so a heads up is important, especially since the scientific jury is still out.  Implications far exceed Ohio and should be of interest to all.  Besides, the Tortoise cares deeply about his habitat.

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