October 25, 2014

Bad Air Day

Around North Texas parks and playgrounds, children are breathing dangerous doses of toxic fumes from gas industry sites
By Peter Gorman, Fort Worth Weekly, October 1, 2014

On a crisp Saturday morning, Delga Park, just north of downtown Fort Worth, was beautiful. The deep blue sky was spattered with cumulus … Continue reading

Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
MINORITY STAFF
APRIL 2011

Executive Summary
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Hydraulic fracturing has helped to expand natural gas production in the United States, unlocking large natural gas supplies in shale and other unconventional formations across the country. … Continue reading

DCS Letter to Susan G. Komen re: Fracking

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DCS is protesting the recent decision by Susan G. Komen to partner with fracker Baker Hughes (see our letter below). Please join in this protest by writing a letter, for the greatest impact, or sending an email. Feel free to borrow language from our letter, if you like.

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Shale Gas Development and Infant Health

Evidence from Pennsylvania
Elaine L. Hill, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
August 2014

Abstract

This research exploits the introduction of shale gas wells in Pennsylvania in response to growing controversy around the drilling method of hydraulic fracturing. Using detailed location data on maternal address and GIS coordinates … Continue reading

Groups Condemn Federal Ruling on Cove Point LNG Export Facility

FERC approves massive $3.8 billion source of pollution without a full Environmental Impact Statement
By Kelly Trout, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, September 29, 2014

News Release: FERC Authorizes Construction of Cove Point LNG Export Project

Environmental and community groups are bitterly denouncing today‚Äôs decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … 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

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

Frac Sand Rush Threatens American Towns

Residents, advocates and scientists warn of risks posed by the frac sand boom
By Lynne Peeples, Huffington Post, September 30, 2014

Victoria Trinko hasn’t opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years — for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a half-mile away.… 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

Proposed Monaca, PA Chemical Plant Threatens Residents

See comments from Jim Argo, PhD, below.

You are Invited – Shell Proposed Petrochemical Community Meeting: Air Quality and Safety

As part of the planning and evaluation process for our proposed petrochemical facility in Beaver county, Shell is hosting community meetings on topics of most interest to our neighbors.

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Fracking Workers Exposed to Dangerous Amounts of Benzene

Some workers are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer
By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2014

Oil field technician gauging a flowback tank. Workers check such tanks several times an hour, during which many are exposed to potentially dangerous amounts of the carcinogen benzene. (NIOSH)

Oil field technician gauging a flowback tank. Workers check such tanks several times an hour, during which many are exposed to potentially dangerous amounts

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