October 16, 2017

How Many Water Supplies Have Been Impacted by Gas Drilling?

How many water supplies have been impacted by gas drilling? Pa. doesn’t keep count
By Laura Legere (Staff Writer), The Times-tribune, November 14, 2010

Strengthened oil and gas regulations to be considered by a state review board this week will help answer an increasingly urgent question in the era of … Continue reading

SPECIAL REPORT: THE GREAT SHALE GAS RUSH

A Dream Dashed by the Rush on Gas. Exploring the promise and challenge of a new energy supply.
Marianne Lavelle, National Geographic News, October 17, 2010

Chris and Stephanie Hallowich say they tried to choose carefully when they were seeking out their dream home in southwestern Pennsylvania. Thinking of their … Continue reading

‘Fracking’ yields fuel, fear in Northeast

Sarah Hoye and Steve Hargreaves, CNN

Dimock, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Bill Ely walked into his chicken coop with an empty five-gallon water jug.

The jug, punched with several finger-sized holes near the top to keep it from overflowing, was capped with a white plastic pipe. Using a garden hose … Continue reading

A Colossal Fracking Mess

The dirty truth behind the new natural gas.
By Christopher Bateman (Vanity Fair)

Early on a spring morning in the town of Damascus, in northeastern Pennsylvania, the fog on the Delaware River rises to form a mist that hangs above the tree-covered hills on either side. A buzzard swoops in … Continue reading

A Colossal Fracking Mess

Christopher Bateman, Vanity Fair

A shale-gas drilling and fracking site in Dimock, Pennsylvania.

Early on a spring morning in the town of Damascus, in northeastern Pennsylvania, the fog on the Delaware River rises to form a mist that hangs above the tree-covered hills on either side. A buzzard swoops in … Continue reading

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

US Energy Future Hits Snag in Rural PA

US energy future hits snag in rural Pennsylvania
By Jon Hurdle, Reuters, Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:03am EDT

(Reuters) – When her children started missing school because of persistent diarrhea and vomiting, Pat Farnelli began to wonder if she and her family were suffering from more than just a classroom … Continue reading

Gas Driller Found in Violation for ‘Polluting’ Ground Water

Gas driller found in violation for ‘polluting’ ground water
By Steve McConnell, Wayne Independent, Mar 10, 2009

REGION — A natural gas drilling company has polluted drinking water in a Susquehanna County community.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which regulates the burgeoning natural gas industry, recently issued a … Continue reading

Dimock’s Dilemma

Methane found in water wells
By SANDY LONG, The River Reporter

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA — It wasn’t exactly a happy new year for Norma Fiorentino, a resident of Dimock whose well exploded on January 1, shattering the cement casing atop the structure and leaving the retiree without water.

Fiorentino has … Continue reading