March 31, 2015

PA DEP Omits 1,000’s of Fracked Wells from its Required Act 13 Reporting

Lack of reporting could cost PA government up to $0.75 – $1.85 billion over the expected life of these wells
By Joel Gehman, Diego Mastroianni, Angela Grant and Dror Etzion, University of Alberta and McGill University, November 15, 2012

Paper published in 2012 from business management faculty in two Canadian Continue reading

Economics and International Trends Sour Shell’s Taste for South African Shale Gas

It’s high time that the negative aspects around shale gas as a technology came home to roost
By Jonathan Deal, Treasure Karoo Action Group, March 15, 2015

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The news that Royal Dutch Shell and possibly other global oil and gas players are shifting their focus … Continue reading

NYC Residents: Is There Radon in Your Kitchen?

Radon Test Kit 2Until recently, the gas used in the New York City area had relatively low levels of radon. This started changing in late 2013 when gas from the Marcellus shale gas areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio started flowing into the gas distribution lines that deliver gas to you.

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Fracking Beyond the Law

Despite Industry Denials, Investigation Reveals Continued Use of Diesel in Hydraulic Fracturing
Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), August 13, 2014

EIP Report: At least 33 companies drilled 351 wells in 12 states using prohibited diesel fuels without required permits in violation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

The illegal injection … Continue reading

Fracking Fumes: Where There’s a Well, All is Not Well

After analyzing 24 scientific studies, the Natural Resources Defense Council finds plenty to worry about, from birth defects to deadly effects
By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News, December 22, 2014

Lynn Buehring wears a respirator outdoors to keep from becoming overwhelmed by the fumes that envelop her home

Lynn Buehring wears a respirator outdoors to keep from becoming overwhelmed by the fumes that envelop her home


Emissions from oil-and-gas … Continue reading

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

Mt. Pleasant Family Takes Range Resources to Court

Mt. Pleasant Township family claims Marcellus Shale drilling operations near their home contaminated their drinking water and affected their quality of life
By Emily Petsko, observer-reporter.com, November 7, 2014

A Mt. Pleasant Township family is claiming that Marcellus Shale drilling operations near their McDonald home contaminated their drinking water and … Continue reading

Denmark Leads the Charge in Renewable Energy

By 2050, the country plans to meet 100% of its energy needs with renewables
By Helle Jeppesen, Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014

Denmark’s island of Samso is the world’s first island to be 100% powered by renewable energy.

Denmark has lofty goals: By 2020, the country aims to produce 70 … Continue reading

PA Studies on Shale-Site Air Emissions Incomplete

Not only did the DEP not calculate the vast majority of chemical hazards, but its determination that public health would not be harmed was not made by anyone with training in medicine, toxicology or environmental or occupational health
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 20, 2014

Three widely cited state … Continue reading

PA DEP Admits Drilling Probe Error in Range Inquiry

Tainted-water hearing targets Range inquiry
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2014

The state Department of Environmental Protection might have used incomplete and inaccurate test information to decide whether chemicals leaking from a Marcellus Shale wastewater impoundment and a drill cuttings pit contaminated a water well and springs in … Continue reading