October 8, 2015

Study Links Foam in Water Wells to Shale Well Sites

White foam in NE PA water wells likely was caused by Marcellus Shale gas well sites
By Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2015

White foam in northeastern Pennsylvania water wells likely was caused by Marcellus Shale gas well sites that have already been blamed for causing natural gas to … Continue reading

Fracking Chemicals Detected in PA Drinking Water

This is the first case published with a complete story showing organic compounds attributed to fracking found in a homeowner’s well
By Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, May 4, 2015

An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pa., revealed traces of a compound commonly … Continue reading

Public Herald Finds PA DEP Fracking Complaint Investigations Are “Cooked” & Shredded

After a 30-month analysis, a Public Herald investigation shows how PA officials have kept drinking water contamination “off the books” since fracking began in 2004
by Joshua B. Pribanic & Melissa Troutman, Public Herald, September 15, 2015

Read About PA DEP’s Shredding Policy for Complaints

Nearly 40 days after losing … Continue reading

Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar, Wind

The International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that renewable technologies are no longer cost outliers
By Tara Patel, Bloomberg Business, August 31, 2015

Executive Summary of the IEA Report

The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, … Continue reading

Gasland: HBO Documentary Key Driver of Opposition to Fracking

Study finds Gasland, dedicated to Damascus Citizens, reshaped public perception and triggered opposition to fracking
The Guardian, September 2, 2015

Gasland is Dedicated to DCS 2

University of Iowa researchers are the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film (Gasland) reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal Continue reading

Fracking in the Delaware River Basin Would Threaten Health of 45,000

60% of the population of Wayne County would have their health impacted by fracking
By Natasha Geiling, ClimateProgress, August 12, 2015

Encompassing the longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River Basin also happens to sit partially on top of the Marcellus Shale, the second largest gas … Continue reading

PA Study Links Fracking to Health Hazards in Fetuses, Infants, and Young Children

Disturbing links found between fracking and health effects in children younger than 5 years old
By EINPresswire.com, July 26, 2015

Download the full report as a pdf.

In one of the first studies of its kind, Joseph J. Mangano of the Radiation and Public Health Project found disturbing links between … Continue reading

Financial Strategies for Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

The Sun is Setting on Fossil Fuels

Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, New York City (86th Street and West End Avenue)

Climate change is threatening our food and water supplies, economy, infrastructure, public health, and the future of … Continue reading

Landmark Paper Underestimated Methane Leaks from Gas Production

Since 2003, a commonly used methane detector has been underestimating leak rates
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News, August 4, 2015

A dispute between two environmental scientists is creating a controversy over how much methane is leaking from natural gas production and is contributing to global warming.

In a new reportContinue reading

Study Finds Those Living Near Shale Wells More Likely to be Hospitalized

Residents of 2 NE PA counties with a high density of active shale gas wells were more likely to be admitted to the hospital for heart, nervous system and other medical conditions than residents in neighboring areas with no drilling
By Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15, 2015

Residents of … Continue reading