April 19, 2014

France Upholds Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

France’s highest court upheld a government ban on hydraulic fracturing
By David Jolly, The New York Times, October 11, 2013

France’s highest court on Friday upheld a government ban on a controversial drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, in a defeat for a method that has revolutionized the oil and … Continue reading

Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Found in PA Stream

Study finds radioactive wastewater being released into the Pittsburgh watershed
By smithsonian.com, October 2, 1013

In the state of Pennsylvania, home to the lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, 74 facilities treat wastewater from the process of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. “fracking”) for natural gas and release it into streams. There’s no … 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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PA Senate Bill 1100: A Moratorium on New Permits for Fracking

PA Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) announces the introduction of Senate Bill 1100: a moratorium on issuing new permits for hydraulic fracturing
Press Release, September 18, 2013

Pennsylvania residents, write or call your state representatives and tell them to support the Natural Gas Drilling Moratorium Act (Senate Bill 1100)

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US Forest Service Set to Decide on Fracking in GW National Forest

A fracking ban is backed by the Army Corps of Engineers
By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post, September 7, 2013

Here is the latest on this story from Environment Virginia

George Washington National Forest is more than just one of the largest expanses of pristine land in the East. It’s … Continue reading

Petition: Reopen EPA Investigations into Fracking-Related Water Contamination

Sign the Petition to President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy
Petition Background
This week, the Los Angeles Times broke the story that EPA shut down a fracking-related water contamination investigation in Dimock, PA – featured in the documentary “Gasland” – despite evidence that the water was polluted. The LA Times … Continue reading

Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

DeSmogBlog Publishes Censored Power Point Presentation
By Steve Horn, desmogblog.com, August 5, 2013

DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study’s findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania.

The PowerPoint presentation reveals a clear link between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) … Continue reading

Internal EPA Report Highlights Disputes Over Fracking and Well Water

An EPA staff report suggests methane from fracking contaminated wells near Dimock, PA, but the agency says the water’s safe to drink
By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times

One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected … Continue reading

Feds Sue Exxon for Polluting PA Drinking Water with Toxic Fracking Waste

An Exxon subsidiary is now facing a federal lawsuit alleging its hydraulic fracturing operations contaminated water supplies in Pennsylvania
By Noel Brinkerhoff, allgov.com, July 24, 2013

Having settled one water pollution case, an Exxon subsidiary is now facing a federal lawsuit alleging its hydraulic fracturing operations contaminated water supplies in … Continue reading

Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin

In Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
By Gerald Kauffman, University of Delaware

See the Delaware River Basin Commission Website for Additional Information

From the Executive Summary

What do the Guggenheim Museum, New York Yankees, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Phillies, Camelback Ski … Continue reading