December 18, 2014

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in NY State, Citing Health Risks

Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker says: “I cannot support high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York”
By James Gerken, The Huffington Post, December 17, 2014

The New York Times reports: “The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State….”

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Terry Greenwood Dies of Brain Cancer After Years of Fighting Fracking

His motto was “Water is more important than gas.”

Ernst v. EnCana Corporation – Landowner Jessica Ernst Sues Over Water Contamination

The late Terry Greenwood of Daisytown, PA

The Late Terry Greenwood of Daisytown, PA

Terry Greenwood, 66, died after 3 months fighting cancerous brain tumors, years of fighting fracking and for appropriate, accountable regulator response to Continue reading

Mt. Pleasant Family Takes Range Resources to Court

Mt. Pleasant Township family claims Marcellus Shale drilling operations near their home contaminated their drinking water and affected their quality of life
By Emily Petsko, observer-reporter.com, November 7, 2014

A Mt. Pleasant Township family is claiming that Marcellus Shale drilling operations near their McDonald home contaminated their drinking water and … Continue reading

New Tracers Can Identify Fracking Fluids in the Environment

New geochemical tracers can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment
By Duke Environment, October 20, 2014

Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

The tracers, which were … Continue reading

PA DEP Admits Drilling Probe Error in Range Inquiry

Tainted-water hearing targets Range inquiry
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2014

The state Department of Environmental Protection might have used incomplete and inaccurate test information to decide whether chemicals leaking from a Marcellus Shale wastewater impoundment and a drill cuttings pit contaminated a water well and springs in … Continue reading

The Road to Damascus

On DCS, the People’s Climate March and “a well-watered place”
By Stephen Love, Daily Kos, September 24, 2014

Josh Fox, Gasland Director, with James Barth and other members of DCS

Josh Fox, Gasland Director, with James Barth and other members of DCS

I first left my mother for extended periods of time in the Fall of 1964 when I entered kindergarten. I … Continue reading

PA: Fracking Waste Tainted Groundwater, Soil at 3 Sites

Leaks of fracking waste water from 3 impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 6, 2014

Leaks of fracking waste water from three impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater, prompting the state to issue a violation notice at one … Continue reading

Audit Blasts PA DEP’s Handling of Gas-Well Industry

“The DEP was underfunded, understaffed, and inconsistent” in its regulation of Marcellus Shale well activity
By Amy Worden, The Inquirer, July 24, 2014

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State environmental officials failed to adequately monitor Pennsylvania’s drinking-water supply and were slow to inform the public about the results … Continue reading

Health Professionals Release Major Scientific Document on Fracking

Concerned Health Professionals of NY releases a major new compilation of the risks and harms of fracking
By Concerned Health Professionals of New York, July 10, 2014

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Health Impacts of Fracking: Read about what is NOT happening in PA

Health experts and scientific researchers … Continue reading

Tests Prove Fracking to Blame for Flaming Parker County Wells

These test results could represent the nation’s first conclusive link between fracking and aquifer contamination
By Brett Shipp, WFAA, June 5, 2014

For the past two years, News 8 has aired a series of stories of flames shooting from water wells in Parker County. Dangerous levels of methane gas somehow … Continue reading