September 25, 2017

Clean Natural Gas? Not in My Backyard

Clean Natural Gas? Not in My Backyard
by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Feb. 27, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

Got bubbles? Alarms have been ringing for months about the risk that natural gas drilling poses to drinking water supplies, but recent reports of water contamination just a few hours away have prompted representatives … 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

Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost-Effective Improvements

Al Armendariz, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering
Southern Methodist University

Natural gas production in the Barnett Shale region of Texas has increased rapidly since 1999, and as of June 2008, over 7700 oil and gas wells had been installed and another 4700 wells were pending. Gas production in … Continue reading

Mixing Gas and Water: Drilling in the City’s Watershed

Mixing Gas and Water: Drilling in the City’s Watershed.
by Dara L. Miles, The Gotham Gazette, Jan 12, 2009

Turn on the tap and New Yorkers get completely unfiltered H2O, flowing from the upstate streams and rivers to faucets from the Bronx to Brooklyn.

Since 1993, the U. S. Environmental … Continue reading

Team 4: PA Streams Drained Dry By Drillers

Western PA Streams Emptied By Natural Gas Drilling, 2:44 pm EST November 13, 2008

PITTSBURGH — Channel 4 Action News investigative reporter Jim Parsons has learned that government is doing more to protect water in eastern Pennsylvania than here in the western part of the state.

It’s happening because … Continue reading

Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?

Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Nov. 13, 2008, 1 p.m

In July, a hydrologist dropped a plastic sampling pipe 300 feet down a water well in rural Sublette County, Wyo., and pulled up a load of brown oily water with a foul smell. Tests showed it contained benzene, a chemical believed to … Continue reading

Open Letter to U.S. EPA From Environmental and Public Health Organizations Opposing White House Interference in EPA IRIS Chemical Assessment Program


Dear Administrator Johnson:
The undersigned environmental and public health groups join together in urging you to withdraw recent changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical assessment program, the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). The new policy issued in April, without opportunity for public notice and comment, will … Continue reading