March 27, 2017

The DCS Frac Sand Poster is Here

Frac sand mining companies come at local communities like a runaway bulldozer going 100 mph. – Ric Zarwell, Allamakee County Protectors

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“Frac Sand, Why Worry…” is an educational folding poster that summarizes in easy-to grasp-form the nature and impacts of frac sand mining and … Continue reading

Low Levels of Fracking Wastewater Highly Toxic to Mayflies

Stroud Water Research Center finds mayflies, which indicate good water quality, are significantly affected by low levels of produced water
By Diane Huskinson, Stroud Water Research Center, Dec., 2013

MayflyAn explosion of natural gas drilling in recent years is primarily the result of advances in horizontal drilling technology and the … Continue reading

Low Levels of Fracking Wastewater Highly Toxic to Mayflies

Scientists find mayflies, whose presence indicates good water quality, are significantly affected by low levels of produced water
By Diane Huskinson, Stroud Water Research Center, December 2013

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An explosion of natural gas drilling in recent years is primarily the result of advances in horizontal drilling technology … Continue reading

Opposition to PA HB 1576 Grows

PFSC, Trout Unlimited, PennFuture, Sierra and PennEnvironment join Game Commission and Fish Commission in Opposing  HB 1576

PFSC, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs*, spoke out loud and clear at the 9/17 hearing on HB 1576 (a bill which takes power and funding away

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EPA wants State Dept. to rework analysis of Keystone XL pipeline

By Lenny Bernstein and Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post published: April 22

The Environmental Protection Agency objected Monday to the State Department’s latest review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, suggesting that more work must be done before the Obama administration can determine whether to approve the 1,179-mile northern leg … Continue reading

Hunters and Anglers are Environmentalists

The results of a national poll show hunters and anglers, a generally ideologically conservative group, prioritize conservation of public lands over energy development.
PennFuture, Vol. 14, No. 18 – Sept. 28, 2012

PennFuture is the Pennsylvania affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the organization that just released results of … Continue reading

40 Sportsmens’s Groups Write to PA Governor

On Thursday, January 26th, more than 40 sportsmen’s groups representing 100,000-plus hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts sent a letter to Corbett asking that he not allow any more state forest land to be leased for oil and gas development.

View PDF of letter here.

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Gas Pains

Pennsylvania, reeling from a budget crisis, exploits—at any and all costs—what might be the largest U.S. natural gas deposit. The results could be disastrous.
By Ted Williams, Audubon Magazine

Earth hadn’t seen its first dinosaur when an enormous river system finished dumping its sediments over what is now Pennsylvania, West … 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