May 22, 2015

Tell the EPA to Investigate Fracking-Related Water Contamination

A message from Lee Ziesche, Gasland Grassroots Coordinator

It’s John Fenton’s story. It’s Scott Ely’s story. It’s Steve Lipsky’s story.

It doesn’t matter if the setting is Pavillion Wyoming, Dimock Pennsylvania or Parker County Texas, we’ve seen the same story of EPA abandonment in key fracking contamination cases play out … Continue reading

Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

DeSmogBlog Publishes Censored Power Point Presentation
By Steve Horn,, August 5, 2013

DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study’s findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania.

The PowerPoint presentation reveals a clear link between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) … Continue reading

Contaminants Highest Near Natural Gas Drilling

Potential well water contaminants highest near natural gas drilling, UT Arlington study says
Kevin Schug, Brian Fontenot, et al, University of Texas at Arlington

A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest … Continue reading

Drilling, Fracking Cause Concern

Medical workers urged to recognize exposure
By David O. Williams, The Durango Herald, July 20, 2013

A former president of the Colorado Medical Society calls the current hydraulic fracturing boom in the state’s gas and oil industry an “experiment in motion” for the public at large – one that could Continue reading

Caught in the Drill Zone

A growing natural-gas industry poses toxic challenges for organic farmers and anyone else living near a fracking operation
By Sue Smith-Heavenrich, Organic Gardening, June/July 2013

Before Carolyn Knapp signed a gas lease, she questioned the industry representatives as to its effect on her organic dairy certification. That was 7 years … Continue reading

What NJ Needs to Know About Gas Drilling Along the Delaware River

What New Jersey Needs To Know About Gas Drilling Along The Delaware River
Prepared by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability – Concerned about the Delaware River Basin and Beyond

New Jersey’s drinking water is at risk: Over half to 2/3 of New Jersey’s population are dependent on water from the … Continue reading

Polish Farmers Blocking Chevron

Polish Farmers from Zorawlow Oppose Fracking

Since June 3, farmers and residents in a small rural village of Zurawlow in Poland are in a stand-off with Chevron company. They defend their land, their activity and their way of living. They fear the pollution of groundwater, what had happened already two … Continue reading

Groundbreaking Report on Water Contamination from Fracking

Jessica Ernst

Jessica Ernst, a high-profile, Alberta-based environmental consultant, has released a comprehensive summary of science, facts and documents relating to groundwater contamination from the controversial practice of natural gas hydraulic fracturing (download the report as a pdf).

The culmination of ten years of research, the 93-page Continue reading

PA DEP Records Show at Least 161 Water Supplies Damaged by Drilling

Sunday Times review of DEP drilling records reveals water damage, murky testing methods
By Laura Legere, the, May 19, 2013

See the PA DEP Determination Letters that DCS has Obtained

Read About the Court Order in Pennsylvania DEP v. Legere, et al. that Required PA DEP to Release Section Continue reading

PA DEP Whitewashes Franklin Forks Water Contamination

A number of us heard the news release from the Binghamton NPR station earlier tonight that the PA DEP has decided that the gas in Matt and Tammy Manning’s Franklin Forks water well is NOT from any gas well drilled by WPX but is instead from biogenic sources.

Interesting that … Continue reading