October 24, 2014

NY State Assembly on Potential Public Health Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

Larysa Dyrszka, MD

OUTLINE
POTENTIAL STRESSORS ON HUMAN HEALTH THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN AREAS WHERE GAS DRILLING OCCURS
·Air
·Water
·Waste management
·Noise
·Traffic
·Psychological stressors
·Health infrastructure
·Socioeconomic issues
·Accidents
·Radioactivity
·Psychological stressors
OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY EXEMPTIONS FROM FEDERAL STATUTES
PHYSICIANS’ CONCERNS
HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT

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Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Gerald J. Kauffman, University of Delaware Water Resources Agency

Executive Summary
What do the Guggenheim Museum, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Eagles, Camelback Ski Area, Pt. Pleasant Canoe Livery, Salem Nuclear Power Plant, and United States Navy all have in common? They all depend … Continue reading

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis of Natural Gas Extraction & Delivery in the United States

Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

Office of Strategic Energy Analysis and Planning
National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Antero gets extension to review Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment

John Colson
Post Independent staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Antero Resources will have an extra month to review, and comment upon, a recently issued draft Health Impact Assessment (HIA) about the Battlement Mesa community.

The Garfield County commissioners on Monday agreed to a 30-day extension of … Continue reading

Road Preservation Local Law: Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement

DELTA Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors

INTRODUCTION 
This Draft Scoping Document has been prepared pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQR”), Article 8 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law and its implementing regulations at 6 NYCRR Part 617. It identifies and outlines the issues to be further … Continue reading

Local Experiences Related to the Marcellus Shale Industry

Guthrie
Staci Covey, RN, MS, NE-BC, President, Troy Community Hospital, VP, Post Acute Care

 

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Duke University: Scientific Proof Drilling/Fracking Contaminates Water

ProPublica, ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN

Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking

http://www.propublica.org/article/scientific-study-links-flammable-drinking-water-to-fracking

For the first time, a peer-reviewed scientific study has linked gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing with a pattern of drinking water contamination so severe that some faucets can be lit on fire. Publication in the Proceedings of the … Continue reading

Reducing The Staggering Costs Of Environmental Disease In Children, Estimated At $76.6 Billion In 2008

Leonardo Trasande and Yinghua Liu, Health Affairs

A 2002 analysis documented $54.9 billion in annual costs of environmentally mediated diseases in US children. However, few important changes in federal policy have been implemented to prevent exposures to toxic chemicals. We therefore updated and expanded the previous analysis and found that … Continue reading

Children’s Vulnerability to Toxic Chemicals

Philip J. Landrigan and Lynn R. Goldman, Health Affairs Volume 30

A key policy breakthrough occurred nearly twenty years ago with the discovery that children are far more sensitive than adults to toxic chemicals in the environment. This finding led to the recognition that chemical exposures early in life are … Continue reading

Report: hundreds of gas wells drilled near schools, hospitals

BY LAURA LEGERE, Scranton Times-Tribune

A state environmental group is calling on lawmakers to restrict natural gas drilling near places people live, learn and work after it released a study Thursday showing hundreds of wells have been planned or drilled next to schools and hospitals.

The study by PennEnvironment found … Continue reading