The estimated 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas that are being flared and vented annually is equivalent to about 25 percent of the United States’ gas consumption or 30 percent of the European Union’s gas consumption per year. And the annual 35 bcm of gas flared in Sub-Saharan Africa alone could generate half of that continent’s power consumption.
Just saw they want to do the same thing in Wisconsin.
"All members of the general court proposing bills and resolutions addressing individual rights or liberties shall include a direct quote from the Magna Carta which sets forth the article from which the individual right or liberty is derived," is the bill's one sentence.
For the next two decades, workers battled the fire, flushing the mines with water and fly ash, excavated the burning material and dug trenches, backfilled, drilling again and again in an attempt to find the boundaries of the fire and plan to put the fire out or at least contain it.
All efforts failed to do either as government officials delayed to take any real action to save the village. By the early 1980s the fire had affected approximately 200 acres and homes had to be abandoned as carbon monoxide levels reached life threatening levels. An engineering study concluded in 1983 that the fire could burn for another century or even more and "could conceivably spread over an area of approximately 3,700 acres."
*Patrick Henderson, energy executive for Penn. Gov. Tom Corbett, says that others' interpretation of the law is inaccurate. Doctors will still be allowed to share information with their patients. "The health professionals can utilize this information in whatever manner needed to care for or treat their patients – including unfettered discussion with their patient and any others needed to ensure the patient receives the care they need," said Henderson. Doctors could share the information with their patient, but would not be able to relay information about the specific formula used in fracking fluids more broadly.
However, the actual terms of the confidentiality agreements have not yet been drafted, and there seems to be pretty wide confusion in the state about what exactly the bill as signed into law would mean.
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