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Air Quality and Fracking

There is mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has significant, unintended, negative environmental impacts.  In a recent study published in the online journal Environmental Health, community members from six states, including Pennsylvania, sampled the air near oil and gas facilities, including fracking … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions Sufficient?

In March 2014, the White House released its “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The strategy involves new regulations and voluntary actions to reduce methane emissions from landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas industry.  … Continue reading

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Two New Bills Target the Fracking Industry

Representatives from both Colorado and Pennsylvania introduced two new bills focused on the fracking industry last Thursday.  The main goal of these bills is to ensure the fracking industry is required to follow the same environmental rules as other industries.  … Continue reading

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Leading Scientists Sign Petition to Halt Shale Gas Fracking for Export

A petition created by the Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) was signed by over 100 leading medical and scientific experts urging the Obama Administration to stop shale gas fracking for export purposes.  The petition is in response … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Significant Water Pollution Risks from Fracking

Scientists at Stony Brook University have determined that the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing is one of the largest potential risks for water pollution.  The study was done in the Marcellus Shale region where wells are hydraulically fractured in … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing Operations Proposed For Delaware River Basin

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, has undoubtedly become one of the most contentious and hotly debated issues in states across the nation where natural gas deposits are found. The state of Pennsylvania has become ground zero for oil … Continue reading

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EPA Requests Information from Natural Gas Drillers

As the requirement for natural gas as an alternative fuel source increases, natural gas drilling operations are taking off, especially in Pennsylvania. However, some scientists are worried about the negative effects these operations can have on drinking water and overall … Continue reading

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