November 27, 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

The Military Takes on Climate Change Deniers

The idea that climate change poses serious risks to U.S. national security is now an integral part of Pentagon planning
By Mark Hertsgaard, Businessweek, October 23, 2014

Though most people do not know this, the military is heavily invested in environmental efficiency and does a lot of excellent research on Continue reading

TxDOT Ends Program That Converts Paved Roads to Gravel

Agency says truck traffic from the drilling boom was quickly wearing away roads and that it lacked the funding to fix them
By Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune, October 24, 2014

Last year, TxDOT announced that it needed $10 Billion for last year and this year to repair damage to Continue reading

Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

See the 2011 Congressional Report Below

Although Baker Hughes, Inc. has received kudos for promising to disclose at FracFocus.org, “all the chemicals” they use in gas extraction, questions about the value of the promise are being raised.

In March 2014, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) own advisory boardContinue 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’s 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

Download the Independent Risk Analysis as a pdf

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