Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sloppy Redaction in SGEIS reveals a KETTLE-O-WORMS!

You are going to love this!
Another SGEIS gem!

A September SGEIS Easter Egg for you:

I got a hot tip about this one.
  1. Check your computer for a copy of the Sept 2011 SGEIS.

    If you don't have a copy already, you can get it here:
  2. Search for the text: "1.2.3 Case studies of fracturing fluid migration".

    The phrase is found, but there is no apparent matching text on the page!
  3. It's on page 1359. Appendix 11.

    Do you see the top of the page is blank?
    The page as it appears in the 9-2011 SGEIS...
    Why is the top of the page blank?

    Use your cursor to grab, and move(*) the white box covering the redacted text.

    Or turn off that layer.

    (* may need Acrobat Pro to move the redaction box)
    THE REVEAL: Hmm!
    What's that text lurking under the white box?

  4. If that doesn't work, don't worry!
    You can read that section in the original document:

  5. Here is the redacted text:
    The Redacted Text

    Excerpt from ICF International, Inc.'s document, "Technical Assistance for the Draft
    Supplemental Generic EIS: Oil, Gas andSolution Mining Regulatory Program Well Permit
    Issuance for Horizontal Drillingand High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing to Develop the
    Marcellus Shale and Other Low Permeability Gas Reservoirs"
    , 7 August 2009,
    submitted to NYSERDA under Agreement No. 9679:

    1.2.3 Case studies of fracturing fluid migration
    The literature review performed as part of the present study did not identify any published case histories or studies that included direct observation of the migration of frac fluids in hydraulically fractured shale.

    .... (snip)...
  6. But it turns out these same consultants, KNEW OTHERWISE!

    The amazing William C. Fischer has already written a paper
    on the nexus between the SGEIS authorship, and errors and omissions
    in the document, and analyzes this section in particular:


  7. So let us add ONE + ONE together and see what we get.  OK?

    First ONE: Major media message on all streams: Fracking is Safe!
    There has NEVER BEEN ONE CASE of groundwater contamination!
    This is repeated 10,000 times.

    So the NYSDEC (on behalf of We the People)
    gives tax payer money to Industry Consults
    who say jubulantly, YES! Fracking is Safe!
    Not One Case, EVER, Anywhere!!

    Second ONE: NYSDEC Redacts that same claim when they published the consultants work in the official draft of the document!

    What is NYSDEC trying to hide with this redaction?


May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

1 comment:

Vera said...

Excellent uncovering, you activist-sleuths ! Looks like they are hiding
migration occuring in the coal-bed studies.... I'm sure more will come out making the Industry even more nervous and it will regret ever fracking any drilled hole they made !!