September 17, 2014

Potential Shale Gas Extraction Air Pollution Impacts

Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC), University of Pittsburgh, GSPH, EOH department

The Center for Healthy Environments and Communities has received numerous requests for information on how Marcellus shale gas extraction operations might contribute to air quality problems throughout the PA-NY-WV region, how air quality problems might develop in … Continue reading

Fracking for nonattainment: Eagle Ford Shale and formaldehyde levels

San Antonio Current

Watching the regulatory kabuki up in North Texas can’t inspire a lot of confidence in the increasing number of South Texans leasing their land for so-called “nontraditional” natural-gas development in the newly popular Eagle Ford Shale [see “The next petro boom,” June 23]. Late last month, the … Continue reading

PA Broke Law on Natgas Water Use: Group

Pennsylvania broke law on natgas water use: group
By Jon Hurdle, Reuters, Mon Aug 9, 2010 2:48pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Pennsylvania regulators are illegally allowing natural gas companies to withdraw water from rivers and streams for use in the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, an environmental group claims.… Continue reading

Ridge’s Firms to Get $900,000 for Pushing Marcellus Drilling

Ridge’s firms to get $900,000 for pushing Marcellus drilling
By Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Monday, August 02, 2010

HARRISBURG — Former Gov. Tom Ridge and a team of other officials at his two consulting firms will be paid $900,000 for a one-year contract as strategic advisers to the Marcellus Shale … Continue reading

Report: Well drilling violations near 1,500 for Marcellus Shale

Report: Well drilling violations near 1,500 for Marcellus Shale
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new report by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association said the state has identified 1,435 violations by 43 Marcellus Shale drilling companies since January 2008, prompting environmental groups to call for quick legislative action to protect … Continue reading