Dear Concerned Residents of North East Queens -
Here is my recent scientific analysis of what “may” be arriving in a neighborhood
near you. My sources are confidential and will be kept that way.
My concerns are that behind the scenes in NYC, the highly probable investigation into
the extraction of Natural Gas in Marsh/Wetland Locations is being analyzed. The value of the Flushing/CP Airport can be used for the extraction of fossil fuel
natural gas using “Hydraulic Pressure” extraction next to the token 8 acres that were recently proposed to be given
to us by EDC. If you think strip mall development is bad, imagine a natural gas
company setting up shop at this sensitive location!
Halliburton has its eye on
all areas of New York City for the "potential future extraction locales". What
should be happening is the push for the REDUCTION of chemical toxic pollution
and use of petroleum based products used for asphalt as seen in the NY Daily
Many people are advertising natural gas as a transition fuel, even saying trucks
may be run on liquid natural gas. Natural gas is anything but “green” (as
described by Sarah Palin) and it’s anything but the answer to our energy needs and concerns
for the future. The drilling or extraction for natural gas itself releases poisons and toxins
into the atmosphere that can build up and cause health concerns. A by-product of
drilling is the release of methane, and chemicals used in the drilling methodology, which includes
benzene and other toxic chemicals. The natural gas companies will not reveal
exactly what toxins it uses during the drilling process and procedure because it considers them “trade
secrets”. The extraction of natural gas affects the safety of water and in
some areas of the U.S. is reportedly responsible for cancer, mostly leukemia
(from benzene). Feel free to contact me for scientific references associated with my claims.
Someone needs to tell T. Boone Pickens and every other person
who feels that natural gas is “clean and natural” that natural gas is not the
answer to our global warming induced climate crisis.
Here is a story that forced me to send out this e-mail.
The above story has been taken from a SCIENTIFIC journal that illustrates why carbon capture
and sequestration (CCS) might not work in many cases. Storage of a gas means it
will eventually leak, as the methane in this article did. This article taken from
Scientific American (November 2008) also enumerates the many problems of
pollution from drilling for natural gas. Pollution is not the only problem. Natural gas explosions that level buildings
and homes are not uncommon in the northern U.S. where people obtain their heat
from natural gas.
All of my comments are based on peer-reviewed scientific literature and not based on any of my personal opinions or a “half-baked hypothesis”.
Dr James M. Cervino
Pace University &
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Department of Marine Chemistry
Woods Hole, MA
Photo from Washington Post