May 27, 2016

Harmful Chemicals from Fracking Pose Serious Threat to Infants & Children

Another New Peer-Reviewed, Published Frac Health Harm Review: Harmful chemicals used in, produced by unconventional oil & gas pose serious threat to infants & children
May 12, 2016

Find the Paper in Reviews on Environmental Health
Note: Dr. Larysa Dyrszka is a member of Damascus Citizens.

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Scientists Slam EPA For “Walking Away” From Fracking Pollution Study

Fracking contaminated underground water reservoirs in Wyoming, finds a study by the former EPA scientist who led a preliminary investigation there in 2011. EPA never followed up that investigation.
By Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed, March 29, 2016

Fracking polluted underground water reservoirs around Pavillion, Wyoming, confirms a study that follows up … Continue reading

How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?

The global warming potential of the gaseous fossil fuel may be consistently underestimated
By Gayathri Vaidyanathan, ClimateWire, December 22, 2015

Letter [HERE] from Bryce F. Payne Jr., PhD et al to President Obama on methane emissions.
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Living in the Shadow of Danger

Poverty, race and unequal chemical facility hazards
By Center for Effective Government, January 2016

Download the full Report as a pdf.
And don’t forget about Flint, Michigan.

Chemical Facility

Executive Summary

Over 12,500 facilities in the United States use or store such large quantities of extremely dangerous chemicals that they must submit … Continue reading

Rapid Method for Measuring Area Methane Emissions

Funding and additional support for this paper was provided by DCS
Data for this paper came from the NYC methane work supported by DCS
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A PROPOSED RAPID METHOD FOR MEASURING AREA METHANE EMISSIONS: AN EXPLORATORY APPLICATION IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, USA
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Study: Fracking Lowers Home Values by $30K

Housing markets are responding to homeowners’ concerns about groundwater contamination from shale gas development
By Sue Heavenrich, The Marcellus Effect, December 20, 2015

A study published just this month (see correction) in the American Economic Review shows that fracking can cause steep drops in home values in some … Continue reading

Video Makes Visible CA’s Unseen Natural Gas Disaster

A huge methane leak near Los Angeles is spewing tens of thousands of pounds of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every hour
By Todd Woody, TakePart, December 29, 2015

See all the work DCS has done on methane baselines.

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More than two months after a Southern … Continue reading

Letter to President Obama on Methane Emissions

Below is a very important letter regarding the potentially severe mistake of conflating all greenhouse gases to CO2 equivalents using a 100 year time period in the current UNFCCC emissions reporting system. Methane (the major short lived greenhouse gas) expends its climate warming impact over a much shorter period of … Continue reading

Interview with Barbara Arrindell of DCS

Listen to an interview featuring Barbara Arrindell, Director of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.

This interview aired on WJFF Radio, 90.5 fm, on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 3 pm. The show is Wild Card.

It can be streamed on line at wjffradio.org.

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EPA Finding on Fracking’s Water Pollution Disputed by Its Own Scientists

Panel finds little basis for claim that fracking has not led to ‘widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water.’
By Neela Banerjee, InsideClimate News, November 19, 2015

An Environmental Protection Agency panel of independent scientific advisers has challenged core conclusions of a major study the agency issued in June that minimized

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