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GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Burning Trees and Pipeline Trash
If you are a pipeline builder, how do you get rid of some of the pipeline trash and some of the trees you felled for your right-of-way? Burning! We don't need this extra air pollution.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Muddy Stream
In comparison to the OVC, the MXP is much longer and crosses many more streams. What happened here could likely happen during stream crossing done anywhere by any pipeline company. It seems like the construction company had a significant lack of proper, accurate planning, and a total underestimation of stream flow volumes.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Muddy Roads
Pipeline construction makes mud, which makes it way onto public roadways. Sometimes it's a nuisance, sometimes it's a hazard. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Dusty Roads
The pipeline guys would first stop all traffic to pull out onto the roadway, then drop mud off their trucks or drag it onto the roadway where it would dry out, then they would again stop all traffic to run a power road-sweeper on the road.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Dirty Diesel Trucks
This extreme amount of filthy diesel fumes was absolutely unnecessary here, or anywhere. Newer trucks burn cleaner. No community resident should be subjected to getting stuck behind one of these junk trucks. Diesel fumes have known health impacts. But such is the regard of these companies for the communities they impact, and such is FERC's regard for the communities the agency subjects to these kind of impacts.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Traffic — What a Clustertruck!
In its MXP DEIS, FERC states that the proposed pipeline construction would only be a minor inconvenience to residents. The daily restriction of routine travel my neighbors and I experienced went way beyond minor during the 11-month-long construction period of another pipeline. Our experience completely contradicts what FERC states.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Intro to a Dirty Picture Collection
This blog series details the community and environmental impacts and inconveniences which were actually experienced by local residents during the 11-month-long construction of the 30-inch Ohio Valley Connector pipeline in Wetzel County, WV. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Feb 10, 2017
Shale Gas Pads Do Not Belong in Valleys (AKA Hollers)
A recent essay of mine described the Fracking Re-Invasion of Wetzel County,10 years after it began. When shale gas drilling started here in Wetzel County WV in 2007, it had already been causing problems for a few years right across the state line to the north, in Green and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. (12 years […]More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 28, 2017
Problem Location for a Fracked Gas Well Pad in Wetzel County West Virginia
A typical fracking well pad in a bad location; creates problems for people living nearby, for the whole neighborhood.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shale
Deep Shale GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 28, 2017
An Earnest Search for Predictability in These Troubled Political Times: Silica
During these trying times of turbulent turmoil with all the alternate facts and flexible versions of reality decreed in the new political realm, we can sometimes become unhinged. We then seek some dependable experiences to ground us, and provide a modicum of stability. We yearn for consistency and predictability. Well, guess what?! I think that […]More
Issues: FrackingHealth
Deep Shale GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 18, 2017
The Fracking Re-Invasion of Wetzel County
Wetzel County roads are narrow, with sharp bends and steep hills. Congestion from heavy fracking-related trucks can be big trouble. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shale
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 8, 2017
Happy New Year from O & G: #Fracking-Related Traffic Woes in Wetzel
Big #fracking trucks blocking roads in nasty weather and pummeling infrastructure in all weather. Just another day in the Wetzel County gas fields.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Nov 22, 2016
Water, Old Rusty Tanks and a Not-So-Trustworthy Industry
Regulation? Who needs it? We can trust industry to maintain above ground storage tanks and protect our water. Of course we can...More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMarcellus shalePollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Nov 8, 2016
Pigs Fly! #Fracking Pig Launcher in Wetzel County, WV
What's that whistling sound I hear? Pigs fly! What are these pig launcher contraptions? What the frack is going on?More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jul 25, 2016
Daily Dose of Dirty Diesel Thanks to Construction of OVC Pipeline
During the past six months, I have taken more than 5,000 photos here in Wetzel County, WV of the construction of the FERC-approved Ohio Valley Connector (OVC) 30-inch pipeline. Its mile post zero is at exactly the same location as mile post zero of the EQT-proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The MVP, if built, would be a 42-inch pipeline. Above […]More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 27, 2016
Push for Pipelines – Part 5
Below is Push for Pipelines – Part 5. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here. Lessons to Be Learned Given the many proposed large diameter and very long pipelines and the broad impact they will have, it seems useful to examine how these errors can happen. We need to ask: Are […]More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 26, 2016
Push for Pipelines – Part 4
Below is Push for Pipelines – Part 4. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. What Happened and How I think it is safe to say that, in light of my well-known activism in documenting all things Marcellus, I am not your average Wetzel County surface owner. I have more than 10,000 photos of […]More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 26, 2016
Surveyor Signs and Symbols
If you’ve been reading the Push for Pipelines series of blogs, you’ve come across the call to “Learn More” about surveyor signs and symbols. Here you go: It is not easy to interpret everything that surveyors leave behind, so here’s a simplified description of a variety of markings that are used by surveyors. The three most commonly […]More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 26, 2016
Push for Pipelines – Part 3
Below is Push for Pipelines – Part 3. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  A Word On Surveyors Most folks can relate to the work and responsibility of bookkeepers or certified public accountants. (CPAs). They measure and keep track of money. And their balance sheets and ledgers actually have to, well, balance. And they […]More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
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