Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Anti-Fracking-Sign-in-New-York-27MZIF20U2A6.htmlConceptually similarAnti Fracking Sign in New YorkGP03EPECompleted★★★★Anti Fracking Sign at the New York State BorderGP03EPPCompleted★★★★Traffic Impacts of Gas Drilling in Bradford CountyGP03EPKCompleted★★★★Traffic Impacts of Gas Drilling in Bradford CountyGP03EPLCompleted★★★★Dimock Road Signs in PennsylvaniaGP03EPRCompleted★★★★Road Sign in Bradford CountyGP03EP3Completed★★★★Hydraulic Fracturing Warning Sign in PennsylvaniaGP03EP9Completed★★★★Brine Tanks Vent Vapors in PennsylvaniaGP03EPWCompleted★★★★Hydraulic Fracturing Gas Drilling Rig near CantonGP03EOQCompleted★★★★View AllGP03EPFAnti Fracking Sign in New YorkSigns against hydraulic fracturing gas drilling on the New York-Pennsylvania state border. Residents alarmed at the impacts from increased levels of the new drilling practice are actively campaigning for increased regulation and compensation for damages.Locations:New York-North America-United States of AmericaDate:9 Jan, 2012Credit:© Les Stone / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Death-Hydraulic fracturing-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Props-Rural scenes-Signs-Toxics (campaign title)-Utility poles-WinterShoot:Hydraulic Fracturing Documentation USADocumentation of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formations in Dimock and Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Some residents of these areas have filed lawsuits against gas companies alleging that the water wells they rely upon for domestic and agricultural use have been contaminated by nearby drilling processes. Shale gas production has increased to a quarter of the U.S. natural gas supply in only five years, driven by new technology in hydraulic fracturing and high prices. The new processes involve drilling deep into shale rock formations as much as 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) and then horizontally into shale layers. Water, sand and chemicals under high pressure are injected into the rock to break them up (fracturing) and release gas or oil trapped in between the layers. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 excluded hydraulic fracturing, except when diesel fuels are used, for oil and gas production from permitting under the Safe Drinking Water Act’s (SDWA) Underground Injection Control program. This was because of concern about the risks to drinking water from diesel fuels.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is studying the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water resources, air quality and the environment and plans to release a report in 2012, with a followup expected in 2014. The EPA reports that "waste water associated with shale gas extraction can contain high levels of total dissolved solids, fracturing fluid additives, metals, and naturally occurring radioactive materials."The most common disposal method of the large volume of wastewater is underground injection, but there are reports of this causing earthquakes in Oklahoma and Ohio. The EPA and states say they are studying these and other disposal methods to see if new regulations on disposal are necessary.