May 6, 2016

Range Resources Exec’s Well-Site Remarks Drawing Sharp Criticism

Does Range avoid rich neighborhoods?
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 18, 2016

Imagine Living in One of These Houses

Imagine Living in One of These Houses

Two environmental organizations will ask the state’s Office of Environmental Justice to review Range Resources’ past and future shale gas development practices to determine if the company has avoided drilling Continue reading

Stop the Constitution Pipeline!

Word is that the New York State DEC will make a decision on the Constitution Pipeline 401 water quality certificate within a week. If we can stop this permit, we can stop the pipeline! Write or call Governor Cuomo today and urge him to deny this permit.

PipelinesUnder section 401 … Continue reading

VICTORY in Landmark Climate Case!

FEDERAL COURT AFFIRMS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF KIDS and DENIES MOTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IN YOUTH’S CLIMATE CHANGE CASE
By Our Children’s Trust, April 8, 2016

Read the full press release here.
Read the Court’s order here.

Today, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the federal … Continue reading

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

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.
By Bill McKibben, The Nation, 3/23/16

Global warming is, in the end, not about the noisy political battles here on the planet’s surface. It actually happens in constant, silent interactions in the atmosphere, where the molecular structure … Continue reading

Letter from Lebanon Supervisor

Letter from Lebanon Supervisor Jim Goldstein

Dear Fellow Supervisors and County Lawmakers:

You may already know but Emkey Resources, the principal operator and owner of the natural gas wells, gathering system, compressor station and pipeline systems in the towns of Lebanon, Eaton, Hamilton and Georgetown, has “voluntarily” filed Chaper 11 … Continue reading

The Shale Reckoning Comes to Oklahoma

An industry built on cheap debt and new technology pushed oil production to a 40-year high
By Asjylyn Loder. Bloomberg Businessweek, March 10, 2016

In January 2012, I traveled to Oklahoma City for the first time to report on what was considered a surprising development: a U.S. oil boom. Until … 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

Oil Workers Say Their Pay Was Stolen Before the Bust

Federal records show oil and gas companies are among the top violators of wage laws – particularly in not paying overtime
By Dan Boyce, Marketplace, March 8, 2016

Continuing low oil prices have left tens of thousands of oil workers out of a job. Now, a growing number of oil … Continue reading

Feds Reject Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

FERC rejects terminal and pipeline because the public benefits do not outweigh the adverse effects on landowners
By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian/OregonLive, March 11, 2016

Download the FERC decision as a pdf

In a decision that stunned supporters and critics alike, federal regulators Friday rejected plans for a massive liquefied Continue reading