January 19, 2018

Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Hazards

Jonathan L. Pennington, Paul Pennington, Jeffrey Bennett
Occupational Health and Safety Online

If you have been reading the headlines of late, you will notice an increase in the reports of accidents involving oil and gas rig drilling operations. You also may have noticed these incidents are not occurring in the … Continue reading

Hancock and the Marcellus Shale: Gas Extraction Along the Upper Delaware

Urban Design Lab
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

With the publication, Hancock & The Marcellus Shale: Visioning the Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction Along the Upper Delaware, the team evaluates and visualizes the impacts of natural gas drilling in the Delaware River watershed on the … 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

Wildlife Expert Warns of Ecological Risks of Natural Gas Drilling

Wildlife expert warns of ecological risks of natural gas drilling
By Farm and Dairy Staff, Friday, January 30, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With the unprecedented wave of deep-well, natural-gas drilling occurring across much of Pennsylvania, care must be taken to minimize impacts on wildlife and forests so critical to … Continue reading

Noise and Health

Shirari, ShaleShock.org 


A.) Since long-term use of compressors will be needed to push the gas from the Marcellus Shale along the pipelines, and long-term exposure to the low-frequency noise (LFN) of compressors is injurious to health (Vibroacoustic Disease,VAD), the DEC will need to coordinate with the Public Service Commission … Continue reading

Local Boards of Health Have Considerable Powers in New York State

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

According to the lead attorney for Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS), Richard Lippes, local boards of health in New York State have considerable powers to abate a nuisance created by gas drilling. Lippes explained that in New York State, the powers to examine and abate a … Continue reading

Small Town, Big Changes

Want more domestic energy? Take a look at how big oil and gas companies are transforming lives in a small cow-town.
By Steve Hargreaves, CNNMoney.com staff writer, October 20, 2008: 5:21 AM ET

PINEDALE, Wyo. (CNNMoney.com)  — The United States is in the midst of one of the biggest domestic … Continue reading

Get Poor Slow

The River Reporter, editorial comment

We believe that letting natural gas companies pockmark our area with natural gas drill holes is a bad idea. The costs of doing so include depletion and contamination of our aquifers; noise, light and view-shed pollution; subsidence of properties under which gas is mined; fragmentation … Continue reading