Gas Industry Continues To Reap Benefits Of Multi $Million Investment!

As reported nearly two months ago, certain factors of the natural gas industry gave the environuts at least $26 million dollars, likely a lot more.  And today, we see dividends of such an investment.  My comments at the end……  From HuffPo……

Natural Gas Wells Proliferation Poisoning Children’s Air, Research Suggests

If everything goes as planned, Angie Nordstrum’s son may look out the window of his second-grade classroom at Red Hawk Elementary this fall and see a full-scale natural gas drilling operation.

He and his classmates, Nordstrum noted, will then have no choice but to breathe emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), benzene and other toxic pollutants — even while they tend to a 1,500-square-foot organic garden at their LEED-certified school. …..

Adding to the concern are new findings showing the associated air pollution, and the dangers of exposure to very small doses of certain chemicals. Developing fetuses and young children can be the most vulnerable to these effects.

In addition to the pollutants, and the intense noise, a natural gas operation looks like a “Christmas tree on steroids,” noted Nordstrum……

According to a new study in Colorado that sampled air quality over the course of three years, people living within a half-mile of an oil or gas well were exposed to a number of toxic chemicals including benzene, a known carcinogen. VOC levels measured five times the safety limit set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“For children, the potential cancer risk is a serious consideration. They are more sensitive, exposed at younger ages and for longer periods of time,” said Lisa McKenzie, lead researcher on the study at the Colorado School of Public Health.

Children are more sensitive to all of these pollutants, whether traditional ozone, dust or particulates caused by hydrocarbons leaking out of the wells……….”added Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst at the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, ……

Overall, of the 353 identifiable chemicals that result from natural gas production, a quarter are likely carcinogens and 37 percent affect the endocrine system, according to another study published in September.

Theo Colborn, the lead researcher on that study, is also a co-author on a paper published earlier this month that concluded that tiny doses of endocrine disruptors, which also live in pesticides and plastics, can have profound impacts on the human body.

The list of potential consequences of endocrine disruptors includes obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cognitive problems and infertility. “We know that endocrine disruptors present at parts per billion or trillion in a mother’s body can completely change the development of a child,” Colborn told HuffPost.

All three of April Beach’s sons suffer from chronic conditions that appear to be triggered by the pollution. One night, after one of his frequent dizzy spells, her 7-year-old Jacob wanted some answers: “Why are they doing this to us? Why can’t they make it stop?” Beach recounted.

Well, that just about covers it.  Evil gas companies are causing cancer, and evil other stuff, along with plastics.  And, they are targeting your children!!  And causing obesity and making children of delusionally insane parents dizzy.  And, there are chemicals involved!!!!  And there’s something about noise (now they care?) and Christmas trees on steroids that I haven’t quite worked out, yet……

Oh, another jewel from the article………

“It is important to put this paper into context,” said Tom Amontree, executive vice president of the America’s Natural Gas Alliance. “Not a single human being’s health was evaluated here.”

Maybe, you guys wouldn’t have to respond to vacant articles and studies like this if you hadn’t funded these nut jobs!!!!

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10 Responses to Gas Industry Continues To Reap Benefits Of Multi $Million Investment!

  1. Latitude says:

    Makes you wonder how any of us lived long enough to procreate….
    …back before we had the government watching out for us

    • suyts says:

      lol, no doubt, but reading this story, I’m convinced nat gas is much more harmful than coal!!!! :D

      They’re using chemicals!!! What ever that means.

  2. Hysteria politics brainwashing children and adults report says.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Do you have vapour recovery on gas pumps? We don’t here in Oz.

    Thirty years ago in our chemistry postgrad lab we were paranoid about benzene funes. Benzene, toluene and xylene had to be handled with great care in a fume extraction rig. Whenever I fill up at the gas pump I get a good dose of benzene and other aromatics. A solid VOC blast!

    Hey, I know something Mr Obama could do. Write an executive order that EPA people go out to every gas station in the land to fill your cars while wearing hazmat suits. Think of all the wonderfully unpleasant green jobs that would create!

    • suyts says:

      lol, no doubt! Think of the children!!! This was my favorite part of the article…… “Overall, of the 353 identifiable chemicals that result from natural gas production, a quarter are likely carcinogens and 37 percent affect the endocrine system…”

      353 chemicals……. wtf does that mean?

  4. miked1947 says:

    Hazardous chemicals to be worried about:
    http://www.science.co.il/ptelements.asp
    These elements, when combined may be hazardous to health so they should all be banned.
    They came up multitudes short in their chemical list. Chemicals are just combinations of elements in the periodic table. 353 is way understated. Every substance that exists can be considered harmful and beneficial depending on how handled or used.

  5. miked1947 says:

    Every time you take a breath you inhale hazardous chemicals. Every time to take a bite of food you ingest hazardous chemicals.
    IRON can kill you almost instantly but my doctor insists I take a pill containing IRON.
    (Think what would happen if a 2000 pound iron bar fell ten feet to hit your head a direct blow)
    Potassium is one of the deadliest chemicals, but lack of potassium can also kill.

    • Latitude says:

      Mike, be careful with iron at your age…… ;)

      I had Hemochromatosis, had to go through a series of phlebotomies to correct it, and now I get tested twice a year

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