News study warns fracking is destroying US water supply – NationofChange

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A new study from Duke University puts into perspective the affects fracking has on the United States’ water supply. While fracking is decades in the making, the researchers, who published the peer-reviewed findings on August 15 in Science Advances, used years of data to draw the conclusion that fracking is destroying the country’s water.

With “much of the water fracking uses lost to humanity,” the “permanent loss of water use for hydraulic fracturing from the hydrosphere” is higher than other forms of energy. The study explained that the water “is highly saline, is difficult to treat, and is often disposed through deep injection wells.” The study also revealed that “from 2011 to 2016, the water use per well increased up to 770 percent.” As Anthony Ingraffea, fracking expert and professor at Cornell University, explained in a ThinkProgress story, “that means we are losing potable water forever in many semi-arid regions…

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On Offshore Fracking in the Gulf of Mexico

While the spotlight was on offshore drilling, fracking quietly made its way into our oceans

” . . .  it has come to light that the oil industry is conducting offshore fracking in the Gulf, which is even more dangerous than conventional oil drilling, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.”

Danger of Living Near Fracking Sites

Sputnik News – Danger of Living Near Fracking Sites: High Toxic Levels Found in Humans

“A new study has confirmed that people who live or work near fracking sites may be contaminated with an alarming amount of toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The study was conducted in Pavillion, Wyoming, using air-monitoring methods and biomonitoring techniques.”

We don’t remember any “biomonitoring” at Bayou Corne for residents or the workers.

Does Civil Conspiracy Lawsuit (1997) From Jefferson Parish Apply to Texas Brine Crimes?

Although this effort failed (probably due to greased wheels) it is worth a look.

We found this article by way of a comment on ENE-News –

ForbesTexas Billionaire Builds Giant Nuclear Waste Dump

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons has been called the king of Superfund sites. His companies, like publicly traded NL Industries, have over the years reportedly polluted numerous industrial sites with toxic metals and radiation. And another of his companies, Waste Control Specialists, is in the business of cleaning the messes up. It’s such a clever strategy that Dallas’ D Magazine in an insightful profile last year, called 79-year-old Simmons Dallas’  “most evil genius.”  . . . .

So we went to look up NL Industries to see if they are in Louisiana. NL started out as National Lead Company way back.

And we found out a lot about NL BAROID DRILLING FLUIDS INC

And then we tried to find out about ‘baroid’ and found this info about Haliburton all in on it. Whatever these baroids are the frackers are crazy about them! Cebo Holland has a page on them. A science paper featuring baroids.

And we found a heliport for fancy execs at LaFourche Parish- NL Baroid Heliport

We found this lawsuit from 1997 –
United States Court of Appeals,Fifth Circuit.
Letetia JEFFERSON, Individually and as Duly Qualified Legal Tutrix for Schanta Jefferson, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LEAD INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION, INC.;  NL Industries, Inc.;  Atlantic Richfield Company;  Sherwin Williams;  SCM Corporation;  Glidden Company;  Fuller-O’Brien Corp., Defendants-Appellees.

The lawsuit failed 😦  –

In our de novo review of the district court's dismissal of Jefferson's claim, we conclude that the district court not only reached the correct result but did so for the correct reasons.   Moreover, we are satisfied that we could not improve on the analysis of the district court as set forth in Judge Vance's clear, concise, and thorough ORDER AND REASONS filed on May 31, 1996.   We therefore incorporate her opinion herein by reference and attach a copy hereto as Appendix A.

Who is this this guy who kicked out the lawsuit? Judge Vance  United States Court of Appeals,Fifth Circuit.

Oops! confused  He was killed by a letter bomb . . . LETTER BOMB KILLS U.S. APPEALS JUDGE

That was his father who was killed. Dad’s bio.

Jr. had enemies there but industry sometimes creates these as a backdoor PR campaign.

Here is the goods – he took campaign money from Alabama Power.

Vance has raised more than $450,000 in his two months as a candidate, including from the pro-business BizPac and an employee political action committee of Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. (SO)”

More poop.



Parish Blog gives Tues. Update + News

Back to CODE 1.  Like everything’s normal there. Tra-la-la … heli_button
Assumption Parish blog version of events. 5:40 update: grout hose busted during grouting several times.
Bayou Buzz – Alert level raised [Monday] at Assumption Parish sinkhole(
NBC – Big break in dolphin die-off: It’s an ‘outbreak’ of measles-like virus
Is Fracking Causing Big Sinkholes in the South?
Statement by Louisiana Bucket Brigade:

  if you have Power Point see this related item.


Crosstex is still ADDING butane to their caverns. Aug. 26 Update.


3.2 Arkansas Quake Today & Thurs. News

scroll down for a bunch of news from the parish blog . . .

3.2 quake in Trumann, Arkansas < MAP
JumpingJack Flash – scroll down to “Other Stories of Interest“. Getting scary.
DNR Inspection Report (7-17) says there was nothing happening at Lake FUBAR on Wednesday.
Texas Brine letter to DNR shows VOC’s, SO2, and H2S coming from the sinkhole.  Texas Brine DNR incident report (7-15)
NEW! Crosstex update (July 15)


Resident at meeting – “We’re dyin’!”   at 10:28

It’s going to take years to fix the Louisiana sinkhole

“The initial assurances from Texas Brine — that the methane gas coming up through the collapsed cavern which has rendered homes uninhabitable could be drained in a short period of time — have proven to be like the company’s other promises. Completely empty. Officials now concede there is a massive methane deposit that will take years to drain.”

2 big stories from The Bayou Journal

Judge to hear BP’s bid to halt payouts to residents, businesses

BBC – A US judge has rejected BP’s request to suspend all payments related to the Gulf Coast oil spill

Northwind Oil & Gas is drilling in Napoleonville (p. 4) < thirteen thousand feet seems kind of deep for a methane swamp.
Geismar explosion – DEQ docs  –  sulfur dioxide in St. Bernard Parish sulfur dioxide safe levels here
After Spill, Gulf Oil Rigs Proliferating
Fracking Our Water Supply: Add a Twist of Lemon, But Hold the Methane Please
Blue Daze exposes fracking waste toxic stuff is getting into the food supply.
Study reveals how dust inside faults may contribute to earthquakes
Oddity – WWLTV – New Orleans: Reports of water leaks spring up around city
Strange Sounds – Fault Lines in the USA: This Map Shows the Major Earthquake Hazard Areas Within the United States