July 31, 2015

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

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Emissions From Natural Gas Wells May Travel Far Downwind

This study shows the potential contribution of shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania to air quality in downwind states
By Phys.org, May 1, 2015

Read more on this story in The Baltimore Sun

Emissions linked to hydraulic fracturing, the method of drilling for natural gas commonly known as “fracking,” can be … Continue reading

Evaluating a Groundwater Supply Contamination Incident Attributed to Marcellus Shale Gas Development

Download the full study as a pdf
Read more on this story in the New York Times

Introduction
High-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) has revolutionized the oil and gas industry worldwide but has been accompanied by highly controversial incidents of reported water contamination. For example, groundwater contamination by stray natural gas … Continue reading

New Look at BTEX: Are Ambient Levels a Problem?

Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) may have endocrine disrupting properties at exposure levels below EPA safe levels
by Ashley L. Bolden, Carol F. Kwiatkowski and Theo Colborn, Environmental Science and Technology, April 15, 2015

From TEDX: Indicates a need to change how chemicals present at low concentrations are assessed Continue reading

Rise of Deadly Radon Gas in PA Buildings Linked to Fracking

Disturbing correlation found between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and oil and gas production via fracking
By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post, April 9, 2015

A new study published Thursday reported a disturbing correlation between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and … Continue reading

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

DOD Climate Change ‘Roadmap': Bumpy Ride Ahead

Pentagon warns climate change will intensify conflict
By Bruce Lieberman, Yale Climate Connections, October 28, 2014

Click to download report as a pdf

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

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

Fracking In Ohio Triggered 400 Tiny Earthquakes in 3 Months

“Hydraulic fracturing has the potential to trigger earthquakes”
By Casey Coates Danson, Global Possibilities, October 16, 2014

What this study means is that with the shifts that are reflected in the earthquakes there are new faults and fractures created.  These can be new pathways along which materials can move – Continue reading