July 26, 2016

High Levels of Toxins Found in Bodies of People Living Near Fracking Sites

Harmful chemicals from natural gas operations are contaminating the bodies of residents of Pavillion, Wyoming
By Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal, June 30, 2016

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Many of the toxic chemicals escaping from fracking and natural gas processing sites and storage facilities may be present … Continue reading

Keep Frack Waste Out of New York City

NYC Frack Waste Bill (INT 446): Banning the Discharge, Disposal, Sale or Use Within NYC of Any Wastewater or Natural Gas Waste Produced From the Process of Hydraulic Fracturing

Hazardous Waste

Has your Council Person signed on to this commonsense bill?

  • Frack waste fluids contain biocides, heavy metals, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene,
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YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED for New PA Oil and Gas Regulations

View a summary of the new Pennslyvania oil and gas regulations

A five year process has culminated in some significant changes to the rules governing Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry. With the approval of chapter 78/78A regulations, drillers will among other things, now have to identify public resources such … Continue reading

Harmful Chemicals from Fracking Pose Serious Threat to Infants & Children

Another New Peer-Reviewed, Published Frac Health Harm Review: Harmful chemicals used in, produced by unconventional oil & gas pose serious threat to infants & children
May 12, 2016

Find the Paper in Reviews on Environmental Health
Note: Dr. Larysa Dyrszka is a member of Damascus Citizens.

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Scientists Slam EPA For “Walking Away” From Fracking Pollution Study

Fracking contaminated underground water reservoirs in Wyoming, finds a study by the former EPA scientist who led a preliminary investigation there in 2011. EPA never followed up that investigation.
By Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed, March 29, 2016

Fracking polluted underground water reservoirs around Pavillion, Wyoming, confirms a study that follows up … Continue reading

Compressor Stations and Health Impacts

An important paper by the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project

Summary on Compressor Stations and Health Impacts
February 24, 2015

Compressor station emissions fall into two categories: construction emissions and operational emissions. Within operational emissions there are three types that warrant individual attention – blowdowns, fugitives and accidents. This document … Continue reading

Community Groups Voice Opposition to Millennium Pipeline Compressor

Compressor project raises a lot of questions about emissions, noise, air and water quality
By Kaitlin Carney, Sullivan County Democrat, February 23, 2016

Community opposition to the planned Millennium Compressor in Eldred was voiced loud and clear on Saturday, February 20th with area groups Highland Concerned Citizens and Sullivan County … Continue reading

PA Fracking Water Contamination Higher Than Reported

What’s clear is that fracking causes damage to private drinking water wells
By Laurel Peltier, Baltimore Fishbowl, January 28, 2016

The headline flew around the globe like wild fire.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published their long-awaited draft fracking drinking water study and concluded: fracking has had no widespread Continue reading

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