December 19, 2014

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in NY State, Citing Health Risks

Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker says: “I cannot support high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York”
By James Gerken, The Huffington Post, December 17, 2014

The New York Times reports: “The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State….”

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Terry Greenwood Dies of Brain Cancer After Years of Fighting Fracking

His motto was “Water is more important than gas.”

Ernst v. EnCana Corporation – Landowner Jessica Ernst Sues Over Water Contamination

The late Terry Greenwood of Daisytown, PA

The Late Terry Greenwood of Daisytown, PA

Terry Greenwood, 66, died after 3 months fighting cancerous brain tumors, years of fighting fracking and for appropriate, accountable regulator response to Continue reading

Fracking Risk Compared to Thalidomide and Asbestos

Historic innovations that have been adopted too hastily with grave unforeseen impacts provide cautionary examples for potential side effects of fracking
By Adam Vaughan, The Guardian, November 28, 2014

Fracking carries potential risks on a par with those from thalidomide, tobacco and asbestos, warns a report produced by the government’s … Continue reading

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

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.

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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

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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

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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