January 19, 2018

Former Oil and Gas Producer Tells NYS to “scrap proposed DEC regulations”…wait for EPA to issue its new guidelines

The Challenges of Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing
James Northrup, Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Member News

From Otsego 2000

The regulations on hydrofracking proposed by the DEC were written for existing small vertical New York wells – known in the industry as “stripper wells” – oil wells that produce less than 10 … Continue reading

Unanswered Questions About The Economic Impact of Gas Drilling In the Marcellus Shale:

 Prepared by: Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D. JM Barth & Associates, Inc

Don’t Jump to Conclusions

In light of the undisputed potential for environmental harm from gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, the principal reason advanced for taking the environmental risks is the positive economic impact that such drilling could … Continue reading

Drilling Around the Law

Dusty Horwitt, Environmental Working Group

Companies that drill for natural gas and oil are skirting federal law and injecting toxic petroleum distillates into thousands of wells, threatening drinking water supplies from Pennsylvania to Wyoming. Federal and state regulators, meanwhile, largely look the other way.

Based on a six-month investigation of … Continue reading

Products and Chemicals Used in Fracturing

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange February 2009

TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange) has compiled a list of the names of products and their chemical constituents reportedly used during the fracturing of natural gas wells. Nalco 1, World Oil 2 and J.D. Arthur 3 list the functional categories of these chemicals as … Continue reading

Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost-Effective Improvements

Al Armendariz, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering
Southern Methodist University

Natural gas production in the Barnett Shale region of Texas has increased rapidly since 1999, and as of June 2008, over 7700 oil and gas wells had been installed and another 4700 wells were pending. Gas production in … Continue reading

Cornell Fracture Group

Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell Fracture Group

The CFG members include Prof. Anthony Ingraffea, research associates, and graduate students. The mission of the Cornell Fracture Group is to create, to verify, and to validate computational simulation systems for fracture control in engineered systems. We have included some tutorial and demo simulations to … Continue reading

TEDX to NYC Council: “The western experience should be taken seriously by those in the East”

Theo Colborn, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

To: Council member James Gennaro
Re: Oversight Hearing – Natural Gas Drilling in the New York City Drinking Watershed
From: Theo Colborn, PhD

In response to your letter of August 27, 2008 in which you invited me to attend and testify during a hearing … Continue reading