February 23, 2018

Environmental Concerns Rise in NE PA as Natural Gas Drilling Spreads

Environmental Concerns Rise in Northeastern Pennsylvania as Natural Gas Drilling Spreads
Carolyn Weaver, Voice of America, January 02, 2010

Victoria Switzer and her husband, Jim, are building what they hoped would be their retirement home in the rural hamlet of Dimock, Pennsylvania, in the eastern U.S. When Cabot Oil & … Continue reading

NYS Conference of Environmental Health Directors: Comments on dSGEIS

Conference of Environmental Health Directors (CEHD)

Comments on the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) on Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

Dear Mr. Dahl:

The Conference of Environmental Health Directors (CEHD) has reviewed the dSGEIS on Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale and finds that issues related to … Continue reading

Water Worries Threaten U.S. Push for Natural Gas

Water worries threaten U.S. push for natural gas
By Jon Hurdle, Reuters, Thu Oct 1, 2009 8:26am EDT

(Reuters) – Louis Meeks, a burly 59-year-old alfalfa farmer, fills a metal trough with water from his well and watches an oily sheen form on the surface which gives off a faint … Continue reading

Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use

Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption;
National Research Council

Despite the many benefits of energy, most of which are reflected in energy market prices, the production, distribution, and use of energy causes negative effects. Many of these negative effects are not … Continue reading

US Finds Water Polluted Near Gas-Drilling Sites

Potential obstacle for U.S. energy extraction
By Jon Hurdle, Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:54pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. government scientists have for the first time found chemical contaminants in drinking water wells near natural gas drilling operations, fueling concern that a gas-extraction technique is endangering the health … Continue reading

NYS Department of Health Addresses Concerns on NYS DEC dSGEIS

Edward G. Hom, Ph.D., Director
Division of Environmental Health

To: Bradley Field, Director, Division of Mineral Resources

Dear Mr. Field:

On March 10,2009 you requested that the New York State Department of Health Center for Environmental Health (CEB) review information related to the potential for public health impacts from natural … Continue reading

Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Hazards

Jonathan L. Pennington, Paul Pennington, Jeffrey Bennett
Occupational Health and Safety Online

If you have been reading the headlines of late, you will notice an increase in the reports of accidents involving oil and gas rig drilling operations. You also may have noticed these incidents are not occurring in the … Continue reading

Noise and Health

Shirari, ShaleShock.org 


A.) Since long-term use of compressors will be needed to push the gas from the Marcellus Shale along the pipelines, and long-term exposure to the low-frequency noise (LFN) of compressors is injurious to health (Vibroacoustic Disease,VAD), the DEC will need to coordinate with the Public Service Commission … Continue reading

Small Town, Big Changes

Want more domestic energy? Take a look at how big oil and gas companies are transforming lives in a small cow-town.
By Steve Hargreaves, CNNMoney.com staff writer, October 20, 2008: 5:21 AM ET

PINEDALE, Wyo. (CNNMoney.com)  — The United States is in the midst of one of the biggest domestic … Continue reading

Vibroacoustic disease: the need for a new attitude towards noise

Public Participation and Information Technologies, CITDEP

Background. The importance of information technologies in public awareness of environmental issues is especially clear when a new occupational disease is identified. This is certainly the case with Vibroacoustic Disease (VAD), a whole-body noise-induced pathology, that is not particularly related to the ear. The Continue reading