September 17, 2014

Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling

Report: Fracking by the Numbers
By Environment America, October 3, 2013

Download the full report as a pdf

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the

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Contaminants Highest Near Natural Gas Drilling

Potential well water contaminants highest near natural gas drilling, UT Arlington study says
Kevin Schug, Brian Fontenot, et al, University of Texas at Arlington

A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest … Continue reading

Study Raises New Concern About Earthquakes and Fracking Fluids

Faraway quakes can trigger swarms of quakes near injection well sites
By Sharon Begley, Reuters, July 11, 2013

Powerful earthquakes thousands of miles (km) away can trigger swarms of minor quakes near wastewater-injection wells like those used in oil and gas recovery, scientists reported on Thursday, sometimes followed months later … Continue reading

What NJ Needs to Know About Gas Drilling Along the Delaware River

What New Jersey Needs To Know About Gas Drilling Along The Delaware River
Prepared by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability – Concerned about the Delaware River Basin and Beyond

New Jersey’s drinking water is at risk: Over half to 2/3 of New Jersey’s population are dependent on water from the … Continue reading

Groundbreaking Report on Water Contamination from Fracking

Jessica Ernst, a high-profile, Alberta-based environmental consultant, has released a comprehensive summary of science, facts and documents relating to groundwater contamination from the controversial practice of natural gas hydraulic fracturing (download the report as a pdf).

The culmination of ten years of research, the 93-page report is … Continue reading

Britain Could Save $150 Billion by Investing in Clean Energy

Report: Britain Can Save $150 Billion through 2050 and Cut GHG Emissions by Investing in Clean Power

A report from the British Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change found that Britain could save $150 billion through 2050 by focusing energy development on clean technologies. The report concludes that clean energy investments … Continue reading

Why the Gas Industry Fought For the 2005 Energy Policy Act

This is an industry document – Halliburton from 1998 – D R I L L I N G CONTRACTOR Nov./Dec. 1998

They have known all along that gas migration occurs and why – that is the functional reason the industry fought so hard to get the exemptions in the 2005 Continue reading

Manhattan Natural Gas Pipeline Emissions Final Report

Media: New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be

This Final Report, commissioned by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, concludes that there is no advantage to natural gas over coal or oil, in terms of climate impact.  Download the Final ReportContinue reading

Manhattan Natural Gas Pipeline Emissions

The whole story – both reports and other media coverage.

PRESS RELEASE: for immediate release 3/25/13

MEDIA:  New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be (Nora Eisenberg for Alternet); The Methane Beneath Our Feet, (Bill McKibben in The New York … Continue reading

Dramatic Decline Rates of 4 Gas Fields Confirmed by Industry Study

This report (click here) shows the dramatic decline rates of 4 gas fields -

Barnett, Fayetteville, Woodford and Haynesville.  Nearly 2,000 horizontal shale gas wells were included in this study, so these rates are not statistical flukes.

To examine the history of any era or series of … Continue reading