October 13, 2015

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

Public Herald Finds PA DEP Fracking Complaint Investigations Are “Cooked” & Shredded

After a 30-month analysis, a Public Herald investigation shows how PA officials have kept drinking water contamination “off the books” since fracking began in 2004
by Joshua B. Pribanic & Melissa Troutman, Public Herald, September 15, 2015

Read About PA DEP’s Shredding Policy for Complaints

Nearly 40 days after losing … 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

Gasland: HBO Documentary Key Driver of Opposition to Fracking

Study finds Gasland, dedicated to Damascus Citizens, reshaped public perception and triggered opposition to fracking
The Guardian, September 2, 2015

Gasland is Dedicated to DCS 2

University of Iowa researchers are the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film (Gasland) reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal Continue reading

The Climate Deception Dossiers

Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation — a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today
By Union of Concerned Scientists

For nearly three decades, many of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks … Continue reading

Sing for the Silenced

Don’t Let the Frackers Silence Our Neighbors!
Fight Back!
Join the Tour, Rally and Concert Sunday, July 19

More information and tickets

Families have been silenced! Why? Because Fracking companies bought their silence. All over the US from WY to AK, PA to TX, hydraulic fracturing has ruined drinking water, … Continue reading

Widespread and Systemic Contamination Found – at the EPA

EPA says new study should not be seen as proof that hydraulic fracturing is being safely done
By Weston W. Wilson, The Hill, June 15, 2015

Despite a press release from EPA proclaiming there is no widespread groundwater contamination due to fracking, EPA now says that their new study of … Continue reading

The Link Between Fracking and Oklahoma’s Quakes Keeps Getting Stronger

Over the last few years, Oklahoma has experienced an insane uptick in earthquakes.
By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones, April 6, 2015

Over the last few years, Oklahoma has experienced an insane uptick in earthquakes. As we reported in 2013, the count exploded from just a couple per year back … Continue reading

PA DEP Omits 1,000’s of Fracked Wells from its Required Act 13 Reporting

Lack of reporting could cost PA government up to $0.75 – $1.85 billion over the expected life of these wells
By Joel Gehman, Diego Mastroianni, Angela Grant and Dror Etzion, University of Alberta and McGill University, November 15, 2012

Paper published in 2012 from business management faculty in two Canadian Continue reading

Gas Extraction Causing Earthquakes

Exploitation of Groningen gas field causing ground to settle and 1,000’s of earthquakes

This is not about shale gas but about conventional gas: the huge gas field in the northern Dutch province Groningen. See here a very good infographic of the story:

View infographic by Kor Dwarshuis

A joint venture … Continue reading