July 25, 2016

High Levels of Toxins Found in Bodies of People Living Near Fracking Sites

Harmful chemicals from natural gas operations are contaminating the bodies of residents of Pavillion, Wyoming
By Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal, June 30, 2016

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Many of the toxic chemicals escaping from fracking and natural gas processing sites and storage facilities may be present … Continue reading

Harmful Chemicals from Fracking Pose Serious Threat to Infants & Children

Another New Peer-Reviewed, Published Frac Health Harm Review: Harmful chemicals used in, produced by unconventional oil & gas pose serious threat to infants & children
May 12, 2016

Find the Paper in Reviews on Environmental Health
Note: Dr. Larysa Dyrszka is a member of Damascus Citizens.

Potential hazards of air Continue reading

How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?

The global warming potential of the gaseous fossil fuel may be consistently underestimated
By Gayathri Vaidyanathan, ClimateWire, December 22, 2015

Letter [HERE] from Bryce F. Payne Jr., PhD et al to President Obama on methane emissions.
This article was written by Climate Wire (a large, well respected environmental news service) Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Danger

Poverty, race and unequal chemical facility hazards
By Center for Effective Government, January 2016

Download the full Report as a pdf.
And don’t forget about Flint, Michigan.

Chemical Facility

Executive Summary

Over 12,500 facilities in the United States use or store such large quantities of extremely dangerous chemicals that they must submit … Continue reading

Study: Fracking Lowers Home Values by $30K

Housing markets are responding to homeowners’ concerns about groundwater contamination from shale gas development
By Sue Heavenrich, The Marcellus Effect, December 20, 2015

A study published just this month (see correction) in the American Economic Review shows that fracking can cause steep drops in home values in some … Continue reading

EPA Finding on Fracking’s Water Pollution Disputed by Its Own Scientists

Panel finds little basis for claim that fracking has not led to ‘widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water.’
By Neela Banerjee, InsideClimate News, November 19, 2015

An Environmental Protection Agency panel of independent scientific advisers has challenged core conclusions of a major study the agency issued in June that minimized

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Groundwater Not as Renewable as Thought

Study findings a call to better manage and protect the resource
By Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, November 21, 2015

Groundwater, the globe’s most dependable water insurance system, is not as renewable as researchers once thought and its availability varies greatly around the world.

A new study published in the science journal … Continue reading

Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

Study: Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes closer to active unconventional natural gas wells
By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, October 8, 2015

Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely Continue reading

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