NBC reports on how farm land is suffering the consequences of the oil and gas boom in North Dakota: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/salting-earth-north-dakota-farmers-struggle-toxic-byproduct-oil-boom-n895771
“Belt Magazine” reports on a major gas processing plant being built adjacent to a young family’s three-generation farm, describing the impact on their farm.
In the US, infrastructure such as this central delivery point – including gas dehydration units, compressor stations and processing plants – is an essential part of the industry and comes together with the drilling pads, and all the associated pipeline networks between them.
Update on Pennsylvania water contamination, including a dairy farmer whose water changed colour: cows stopped drinking the water , lost weight and became ill
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has raised concerns with the government that long term liabilities associated with fracking have not been addressed, calling the lack of clarity “frustrating” . Here are a couple of press reports, and the letter itself:
- Landowners at risk from fracking liability
- Farmers demand government action over fracking liability
- Letter from CLA to Richard Harrington MP
Barton Moss fracking:
High concentration of cancer-linked chemicals at controversial drilling plant, judge told : http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/barton-moss-fracking-high-levels-8791016