September 30, 2014

The Road to Damascus

On DCS, the People’s Climate March and “a well-watered place”
By Stephen Love, Daily Kos, September 24, 2014

I first left my mother for extended periods of time in the Fall of 1964 when I entered kindergarten. I grew up in Branford, Connecticut, known also as Totoket, after the indigenous … 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.

You … Continue reading

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

Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause … Continue reading

Time is Short to Avert Shale Industry’s Imminent Radioactive Dilemma

“The more we drill, the more radioactive matter we bring to the surface, and the less idea we have of what to do with it.”
By Shane Thielges, bakken.com, August 28, 2014

radioactivePA, NY, OH and WV Residents Note: The Marcellus is 3X more radioactive than comparable formations.
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DCS Letter to Incoming DRBC Director Tambini

For years, DCS has been working with the DRBC, providing local and broad based, legal and scientific expertise, especially with regard to all the fracking related issues. In this letter, we greet incoming Executive Director Steve Tambini. We look forward to working with him and the DRBC to protect our Continue reading

Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Why Fossil Fuels Can’t Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels
By Naomi Oreskes, Huffington Post, July 28, 2014

Naomi Oreskes: Why We Should Trust Scientists (video)

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this … Continue reading

Leaked Documents Show Fracking Concerns

NY county health departments prepare reports on the burden natural-gas drilling could place on their operations and express concerns about the state’s ongoing review of hydraulic fracturing
Jon Campbell, Stargazette, July 1, 2014

Download the documents. Note: These documents are from 2012 and show that the current Cuomo ‘fence-sitting’ is Continue reading

Expert: PA Didn’t Address Fracking Health Impacts

Former health secretary says PA has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of fracking
By Kevin Begos, The Associated Press, July 12, 2014

Pennsylvania’s former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation’s biggest natural gas drilling … Continue reading

Health Professionals Release Major Scientific Document on Fracking

Concerned Health Professionals of NY releases a major new compilation of the risks and harms of fracking
By Concerned Health Professionals of New York, July 10, 2014

Download the Report as a pdf
Health Impacts of Fracking: Read about what is NOT happening in PA

Health experts and scientific researchers … Continue reading

Fla. DEP Gives Oil Drilling Company 9 Demands

Texas oil drilling company has 2 weeks to comply with “non-negotiable” demands
By abc-7, July 4, 2014

The following comments on the article below are by Liz Bucar, writing for Gas Vets

The nine demands levied against the Dan A Hughes Company by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (FLADEP) reflect Continue reading