December 22, 2014

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
DamascusCitizens.org – 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 times-tribune.com, 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

Carlucci urges fracking study after PA visit

Westchestesr/Rockland Newsday reports on a trip NY State Senator David Carlucci took to view hydrofracking sites in PA, a trip that has increased his determination to push a bill he has introduced to delay any permits on hydrofracking until three studies on health and environmental impacts have been completed.

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Colorado ‘promotes’ natural-gas catastrophe that now threatens Colorado River

Joel Dyer of the Boulder Weekly reports how a slowly unfolding benzene-contamination disaster for a local creek and, ultimately, the Colorado River, was created by the conflict of interest in the state regulatory agency’s role as both purported regulator and promoter. “This is, of course, just the latest example of … Continue reading

EPA wants State Dept. to rework analysis of Keystone XL pipeline

By Lenny Bernstein and Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post published: April 22

The Environmental Protection Agency objected Monday to the State Department’s latest review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, suggesting that more work must be done before the Obama administration can determine whether to approve the 1,179-mile northern leg … Continue reading

Dimock Water Problems Continue After 4-plus Years

Results of recent cases in fracking zone not yet released.
By Tom Wilber, Shale Gas Review, March 26, 2013

Service Rig in Dimock

More than four years after the explosion of a residential water well called attention to the problem, Pennsylvania environmental officials are still trying to solve water pollution … Continue reading