October 21, 2014

Letter of Dr. Paulson to PA-DEP on Fracking Impacts on Children

No evidence to indicate that unconventional natural gas extraction can be implemented with a minimum of risk to human health
By Duane Nichols, Frack Check WV, July 2, 2014

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To: E. Christopher Abruzzo, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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Tests Prove Fracking to Blame for Flaming Parker County Wells

These test results could represent the nation’s first conclusive link between fracking and aquifer contamination
By Brett Shipp, WFAA, June 5, 2014

For the past two years, News 8 has aired a series of stories of flames shooting from water wells in Parker County. Dangerous levels of methane gas somehow … Continue reading

Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil Cut by 96%

Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California’s vast Monterey Shale deposits
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2014

Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California’s vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating … Continue reading

Howarth: methane must be controlled now

A study by Robert Howarth, a Cornell ecology professor, titled “Bridge to Nowhere,” warns that methane emissions must be controlled immediately if a climate-system tipping point is to be avoided. Among his observations:

“Natural gas – that once seemingly promising link between the era of oil and coal to the

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Concerned Health Professionals of NY Comment on the NYS Energy Plan

THE NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACTS OF INCREASED RELIANCE ON NATURAL GAS AS AN ENERGY SOURCE ARE LARGELY IGNORED

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The Energy Plan puts New York on a path to increased reliance on natural gas extracted through unconventional drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The Energy Plan concedes … Continue reading

Caution on Fracking Wise

Our opinion: The state’s deliberative study of natural gas drilling is appropriate to insure the safety and health of residents
By TU Editorial Board, timesunion.com, April 18, 2014

Eighteen months after the New York State Health Department began studying the health impacts of high-volume hydrofracking, there is still no indication … Continue reading

Don’t Use Our Water for Fracking

Drilling operations could reduce the value of a home that is dependent on well water by up to 22.4 percent of its market value
By Elisabeth N. Radow, timesunion.com, April 2, 2014

A home typically represents a family’s most valuable asset and, historically, is a place people can exercise control … Continue reading

NY State Consultant Slams Fracking

Says fracking involves “substantial concerns and major uncertainties”
By Scott Waldman, Politico Magazine, March 7, 2014

A consultant hired by the state Health Department to assist in a review of the health effects of fracking recently published a study that concluded “substantial concerns and major uncertainties” should be resolved before … Continue reading

Fracking Methane Leakage Study Financed by Gas Industry with Partner, EDF, is Deeply Flawed

Numerous Problems Outlined With How Study Was Conducted in Order to Achieve Results Inconsistent with Findings of Independent Researchers
By Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, September 17, 2013

The new gas industry/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study released Monday on methane gas leakage appears to be fatally flawed. 

The

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TEDX Upcoming Events

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Exposure, Research and Regulation
Join us Thursday September 12th (9am Pacific/12 Eastern) for a jointly sponsored call with the Collaborative on Health and the Environment featuring Dr. Jerrold Heindel (NIEHS), Dr. Laura Vandenberg (U Mass), and Gwynne Lyons (CHEM … Continue reading