February 10, 2016

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
Bryce F. Payne Jr., Gas Continue reading

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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Groundwater Not as Renewable as Thought

Study findings a call to better manage and protect the resource
By Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, November 21, 2015

Groundwater, the globe’s most dependable water insurance system, is not as renewable as researchers once thought and its availability varies greatly around the world.

A new study published in the science journal … Continue reading

The End of Growth in the Tar Sands

An incredible and diverse movement is having keeping some of the world’s dirtiest oil – the Alberta tar sands – in the ground
By Hannah McKinnon, Oil Change International, October 27, 2015

Download the full report: “Lockdown: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands”
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What Are Gas Drilling Jobs Really Like?

Gas Drilling JOBS?
What Are They REALLY Like?

Click to visit the GasWork website

Click to visit the GasWork website

Watch GASWORK on line.
SEE All in with Chris Hayes’ Josh Fox interview about GASWORK.
Download the GASWORK Screening Guide.
Find out more about gas workers and their issues at Gas Vets.
Read: “Drilling’s Safety Exemptions Continue reading