November 29, 2015

What Are Gas Drilling Jobs Really Like?

Gas Drilling JOBS?
What Are They REALLY Like?

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Drilling’s Safety Exemptions and How They Got There

“It’s mind-boggling to me how many safety standards they’re exempt from”
By Mike Soraghan, E & E Publishing, November 4, 2014

Read more in the series Danger Zone: Examining Safety in the Oil & Gas Boom

In 1983, troubled by the high death rate in the oil field, the Occupational … Continue reading

Gas Drilling’s Safety Exemptions and How They Got There

It’s mind-boggling how many safety standards the gas and oil industry is exempt from
By Mike Soraghan, E & E Publishing, November 4, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks occupational injuries, but they are employer-reported and, therefore, low.
OSHA has some good regulations, but they are often … Continue reading

PA DEP Reaches Penalty Agreements with 3 Natural Gas Exploration Companies

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has finalized penalty agreements with three natural gas exploration companies for methane gas migration violations that impacted private drinking water wells in Bradford, Lycoming, and Tioga counties.

“These were complex and lengthy investigations that took a considerable amount of time … Continue reading

A Hard Look at the Risks of Transporting Oil on Rail Tanker Cars

Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren’t built for carrying so much oil and tracks are deteriorating
By National Public Radio, February 25, 2015


This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who’s off this week. Earlier this month, a … Continue reading

Pipeline Company Gives Up On Cleaning Its Oil Spill

Anywhere it gets cold, this could happen
By Scott Bosse, American Rivers, January 23, 2015

Three weeks after the Poplar Pipeline spewed 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, cleanup efforts have been called off due to dangerous ice conditions. The spill, which occurred on January

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Pipeline Leaks Oil Into the Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River didn’t have enough oil in it, apparently
By Heather Smith, Grist, January 20, 2015

Across the U.S., people celebrated the long weekend brought on by the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in different ways. Bridger Pipeline LLC spent the weekend spilling Bakken crude into the … 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

FERC Approves NY Methane Storage Project

Independent analysis concludes, over 25 years, “the likelihood of a disaster of extremely serious consequences is more than 35%”
By Peter Mantius, DC Bureau, October 3, 2014

Download the Independent Risk Analysis as a pdf

Brushing aside warnings of dangerous geological risk, federal regulators say construction can start immediately on … Continue reading

2 Derailments in 2 States by 1 Company in 1 Day

Less Than 24 Hours After Virginia Oil Train Spill, Same Company Derails Again in Maryland
By Katie Valentine, ThinkProgress, May 1, 2014

DerailmentLess than 24 hours after an oil train operated by CSX derailed and caught fire in Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, another CSX train carrying 8,000 tons of coal … Continue reading