February 13, 2016

CO & CA: Getting Gassed Together

The BIG NEWS was that two Colorado cities told the oil boys to take a hike
by Philip Doe, Counter Punch, January 29, 2016

In the past few weeks, something truly unusual happened here in Colorado.

It wasn’t that the Arctic Vortex had taken up residence in the state. The … Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Danger

Poverty, race and unequal chemical facility hazards
By Center for Effective Government, January 2016

Download the full Report as a pdf.
And don’t forget about Flint, Michigan.

Chemical Facility

Executive Summary

Over 12,500 facilities in the United States use or store such large quantities of extremely dangerous chemicals that they must submit … Continue reading

Commission Passes First Countywide Ban on Oil and Gas Waste in West Virginia

Fayette County bans the storage, disposal or use of oil and natural gas waste
By Sarah Plummer, Register-Herald Reporter, January 13, 2016

The Fayette County Commission’s chambers shook with cheers and applause Tuesday as commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance to ban the storage, disposal or use of oil and natural … Continue reading

Tell Gov. Cuomo to Go Slow on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Your snail mail letters have paid off! There is now a ban on high volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Governor Cuomo based his decision on the State Health Commissioner, Howard Zucker’s recommendation that drilling could cause “significant public health risks”. However, low volume fracking (using less than 300,000 … Continue reading

New Information Surfaces in Washington County Water Well Contamination Complaint

Little is known about tracers, the chemical and low-level radio nuclei added to the fracking process to assess the success of drilling thousands of feet underground
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 16, 2015

Range Resources used chemical and low-grade radioactive isotope “tracers” to chart and analyze the reach of … Continue reading

Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

Study: Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes closer to active unconventional natural gas wells
By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, October 8, 2015

Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely Continue reading

Fracking in the Delaware River Basin Would Threaten Health of 45,000

60% of the population of Wayne County would have their health impacted by fracking
By Natasha Geiling, ClimateProgress, August 12, 2015

Encompassing the longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River Basin also happens to sit partially on top of the Marcellus Shale, the second largest gas … Continue reading

PA Study Links Fracking to Health Hazards in Fetuses, Infants, and Young Children

Disturbing links found between fracking and health effects in children younger than 5 years old
By EINPresswire.com, July 26, 2015

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In one of the first studies of its kind, Joseph J. Mangano of the Radiation and Public Health Project found disturbing links between … Continue reading

Study Finds Those Living Near Shale Wells More Likely to be Hospitalized

Residents of 2 NE PA counties with a high density of active shale gas wells were more likely to be admitted to the hospital for heart, nervous system and other medical conditions than residents in neighboring areas with no drilling
By Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15, 2015

Residents of … Continue reading

The DCS Frac Sand Poster is Here

Frac sand mining companies come at local communities like a runaway bulldozer going 100 mph. – Ric Zarwell, Allamakee County Protectors

Click to see the full poster

Click to see the full poster

“Frac Sand, Why Worry…” is an educational folding poster that summarizes in easy-to grasp-form the nature and impacts of frac sand mining and … Continue reading