May 27, 2017

Unbelievable! PA DEP Sues Towns in Favor of Frackers

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Sues Towns for Trying to Protect Their Environment
By InTheseTimes, April 4, 2017

In 2012, PA’s Act 13 made major changes to the rules governing the oil and gas industry.
In 2013, the PA Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the portion of the law that allowed
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Study Finds Rise in Methane in PA Gas Country

Readings showed a rise in the potent greenhouse gas from 2012 to 2015, and the region’s boom in natural gas production is likely to blame
By Zahra Hirji, Inside Climate News, February 11, 2017

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Methane Plumes Downwind of Natural Gas Compressor Stations

Here we present in situ measurements of ambient methane concentrations near multiple natural gas compressor stations in NY and PA
By Bryce F. Payne Jr, Robert Ackley, A. Paige Wicker, Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Doug D. Carlton Jr, Kevin A. Schug, Science of the Total Environment, December 13, 2016

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Hidden Data Suggests Fracking Created Widespread, Systemic Impact in PA

After a 3 year investigation in PA, Public Herald has uncovered evidence of widespread and systemic impacts related to “fracking”
by Melissa A. Troutman, Sierra Shamer and Joshua B. Pribanic, Public Herald

After a three-year investigation in Pennsylvania, Public Herald has uncovered evidence of widespread and systemic impacts related to

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Fracking Contamination Case Can Go to Trial

A Wyoming family who claim a natural gas company contaminated their drinking water will be allowed to take their case to trial, a federal judge has ruled
By Benjamin Storrow, E&E News, January 3, 2017

A Wyoming family who claim a natural gas company contaminated their drinking water will be … Continue reading

EPA Retracts Conclusion of “No Widespread or Systemic” Risk from Fracking

SUCCESS!!! EPA’s prior conclusion of “no widespread or systemic” risk has been deleted from its final report on fracking
US Environmental Protection Agency

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Since the first draft of the EPA’s study on the impact of fracking on drinking water, DCS has been submitting data and comments, and organizing the testimony … Continue reading

Tell the EPA to Tell the Truth About Fracking

Water Contamination in Dimock, PA

Water Contamination in Dimock, PA

DCS has been involved in the EPA study since it was first proposed by NY Congressman Hinchey in 2009. We have submitted strong and detailed comments at every opportunity and gotten many scientists and impacted citizens to also testify about hydraulic fracturing and related activities Continue reading

Amish Oppose Use of Drilling ‘Brine’ Wastewater on Roads

The Amish are worried about their wells, about their water, about the industrial smell, about having to drive their buggies through it, and their health
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2016

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Series of Texas Quakes Likely Triggered by Oil and Gas Industry Activity

Another confirmation of migration pathways for frack waste
By Sid Perkins, Science, September 22, 2016

During the past decade or so the oil and gas industry has injected wastewater into deep rocks in eastern Texas, causing Earth’s surface to bulge ever so slightly—and likely triggering a series of tremors there … Continue reading

Judge Blocks Central California Oil Development Over Fracking

Bureau of Land Management did not properly explore the potential dangers of fracking
By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, September 7, 2016

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from opening more than 1 million acres in Central California to oil drilling because the … Continue reading