April 18, 2014

Caution on Fracking Wise

Our opinion: The state’s deliberative study of natural gas drilling is appropriate to insure the safety and health of residents
By TU Editorial Board, timesunion.com, April 18, 2014

Eighteen months after the New York State Health Department began studying the health impacts of high-volume hydrofracking, there is still no indication … Continue reading

Another City in CO Considers a Fracking Ban

The Sound of the Sixth Shoe Falling
By Phillip Doe, CounterPunch, April 16, 2014

Rarely do you hear squeals of glee when people are told the oil boys are coming to town. Usually you get the other reaction, which helps explain why 5 front-range cities, Ft Collins, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, … Continue reading

Medical Society of the State of NY Passes a Resolution on Radon

The Medical Society of the State of New York passed a Resolution on Radon at their state-wide annual meeting yesterday, April 12, 2014 in Tarrytown, NY. It reads:

RESOLVED, That the Medical Society of the State of New York support policy that limits exposure to radon and its decay products … Continue reading

Don’t Use Our Water for Fracking

Drilling operations could reduce the value of a home that is dependent on well water by up to 22.4 percent of its market value
By Elisabeth N. Radow, timesunion.com, April 2, 2014

A home typically represents a family’s most valuable asset and, historically, is a place people can exercise control … Continue reading

Stop the Cove Point LNG Export Facility

For the sake of future generations, Cove Point must be stopped
Opinion by Sarah Bur, The Baltimore Sun, April 8, 2014

Thank you for covering the controversy regarding the proposed Dominion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Cove Point (“Calvert County Cove Point opponents, supporters flood state with Continue reading

Fracking Still Impacting Property Values and Rights

Drilling has widespread impacts on property values, property rights and quality of life in communities across America
By Eric Frankowski, Resource Media, March 19, 2014

Last fall, Resource Media compiled an in-depth media tipsheet to provide journalists with background information and sources about the growing body of evidence linking drilling … Continue reading

NY State Consultant Slams Fracking

Says fracking involves “substantial concerns and major uncertainties”
By Scott Waldman, Politico Magazine, March 7, 2014

A consultant hired by the state Health Department to assist in a review of the health effects of fracking recently published a study that concluded “substantial concerns and major uncertainties” should be resolved before … Continue reading

Albany Bars Crude Processing Expansion at Port

The order requires a health impact study by the county
By Mary Esch, Associated Press, March 12, 2014

The expansion of crude oil processing at the Hudson River Port of Albany, which has become a hub for rail shipments of volatile North Dakota crude to coastal refineries in the past … Continue reading

Chesapeake Energy’s $5 Billion Shuffle

The energy giant raised the cash it needed to survive by slashing royalties it paid property owners to drill on their land
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, March 13, 2014

At the end of 2011, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies, was teetering on the brink … Continue reading

Gas patch jobs: not all they’re cracked up to be

Theo Colburn, in High Country News, reports that the supposed employment benefits of natural gas development are not all they seem, with problems ranging from health risks that are not covered by OSHA regulations, to practices that shift employment costs and risks to workers while depriving them of unemployment … Continue reading