February 28, 2015

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.

NY State Oil and gas wells by production Formation map4


Detail Maps

West New York Gas

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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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Click to download report as a pdf

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

Consultant Tells Energy Industry It Can ‘Win Ugly or Lose Pretty’

The NY Times reports that ad exec tells the industry to use fear, greed and anger against environmental groups
By Sam Kusic, Pittsburgh Business Times, October 31, 2014

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As The New York Times has it, a consultant told … Continue reading

Scientists see Fracking as Cause of Earthquakes in Heartland

Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland
By Sean Cockerham, Star-Telegram, November 3, 2014

Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.

States such as Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Ohio are being hit … Continue reading

New Insight on the Nation’s Earthquake Hazards

Some states have experienced increased seismicity that may be associated with human activities such as the disposal of wastewater in deep wells
By Jessica Robertson and Mark Petersen, USGS, July 17, 2014

To help make the best decisions to protect communities from earthquakes, new USGS maps display how intense ground … Continue reading