March 28, 2015

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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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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Survey of Ground-Level Ambient Methane Levels in Wyalusing, PA

Gas Safety Incorporated
Report to Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

Report on a Survey of Ground-Level Ambient Methane Levels
in the Vicinity of Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
November 2013
by Bryce F. Payne Jr. and Robert Ackley

There have been numerous reports of methane emissions related to shale gas development in … Continue reading

Health Impacts of Fracking

Report of David O. Carpenter, MD
Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany
Concerning Zoning and Land Use Request to Allow Hydraulic Fracturing
in 90+ % of Middlesex Township
14 January 2015

This Report discusses the following topics related to fracking in Middlesex Township, PA:

  • Health effects of
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Environmental Risks of Fracking

Thanks to Bob Donnan for this post
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Read the Report from the UK: Environmental Risks of Fracking

Looking beyond our own families, townships, counties and states, we continue to see the Fracking Fight extend around the globe. Some nations have banned it or at least put moratoriums … Continue reading

Active Oil and Gas Wells in NY State

Despite Governor Cuomo’s recent ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York State, there are many existing active oil and gas wells in the state. The following map shows New York State Oil and Gas Wells by Production Formation, as of 2012, from NY DEC data.

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DOD Climate Change ‘Roadmap': Bumpy Ride Ahead

Pentagon warns climate change will intensify conflict
By Bruce Lieberman, Yale Climate Connections, October 28, 2014

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The image is arresting, a dramatic illustration of a chaotic future fueled by climate change crises. It ran with a Bloomberg story on the Pentagon’s recent report … Continue reading

Fracking Risk Compared to Thalidomide and Asbestos

Historic innovations that have been adopted too hastily with grave unforeseen impacts provide cautionary examples for potential side effects of fracking
By Adam Vaughan, The Guardian, November 28, 2014

Fracking carries potential risks on a par with those from thalidomide, tobacco and asbestos, warns a report produced by the government’s … Continue reading

Bad Air Day

Around North Texas parks and playgrounds, children are breathing dangerous doses of toxic fumes from gas industry sites
By Peter Gorman, Fort Worth Weekly, October 1, 2014

On a crisp Saturday morning, Delga Park, just north of downtown Fort Worth, was beautiful. The deep blue sky was spattered with cumulus … Continue reading

New Tracers Can Identify Fracking Fluids in the Environment

New geochemical tracers can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment
By Duke Environment, October 20, 2014

Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

The tracers, which were … Continue reading