Friday, January 8, 2010

Nothing Sacred

While T.Boone Pickens is making New Years resolutions and using our men and women of the armed forces to justify his push for natural gas, deceased veterans in Pennsylvania are resting in peace next to frac pits (Click the link and scroll about half way down the page). Is nothing sacred anymore?
Philosophical musings aside, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has reached a 34.9 million dollar settlement with Targa Midstream and Versado Gas Processors for "numerous" air quality violations at the companies’ Eunice, Monument and Saunders plants, in Southeastern New Mexico. How can we promote natural gas as clean energy if we pollute our air and water in the process of extracting and refining it?