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Human xposure to Fracking: A public health demonstration of periodic high exposure to chemical mixtures in ambient air

March 5, 2015
Human xposure to Fracking: A public health demonstration of periodic high exposure to chemical mixtures in ambient air

Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering Volume 50, Issue 5, 2015 Special Issue:   Facing the Challenges – Research on Shale Gas Extraction View full textDownload full text Free access DOI:  10.1080/10934529.2015.992663 David R. Browna*, Celia Lewisa & Beth I. Weinbergera pages 460-472 Publishing models and article dates explained Published online: 03 Mar 2015 TOC email alert | Citation email alert Abstract Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale gas and oil bring industrial activity into close proximity to residences, schools, daycare centers and places where people spend their time. Multiple gas production sources can be sited near residences. Health care providers evaluating patient health need to know the chemicals present, the emissions from different sites and the intensity and frequency of the […]

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Well water contamination in a rural community in southwestern Pennsylvania near unconventional shale gas extraction

March 5, 2015
Well water contamination in a rural community in southwestern Pennsylvania near unconventional shale gas extraction

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10934529.2015.992684#abstract Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering Volume 50, Issue 5, 2015 Special Issue:   Facing the Challenges – Research on Shale Gas Extraction Well water contamination in a rural community in southwestern Pennsylvania near unconventional shale gas extraction View full textDownload full text Free access DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2015.992684 Shyama K. Alawattegamaa, Tetiana Kondratyukb, Renee Krynocka, Matthew Brickera, Jennifer K. Ruttera, Daniel J. Bainc & John F. Stolzab* pages 516-528 Publishing models and article dates explained Published online: 03 Mar 2015 Article Views: 10 Article usage statistics combine cumulative total PDF downloads and full-text HTML views from publication date (but no earlier than 25 Jun 2011, launch date of this website) to 03 Mar 2015. Article views are only counted from this site. Although […]

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Frackademia in Depth

March 5, 2015
Frackademia in Depth

An analysis of the oil and gas industry’s scientific case for fracking In the wake of New York State’s decision to ban fracking, drilling proponents have criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration for basing the decision on “pseudo science” and “junk science.” When asked about the New York fracking ban at his 2015 “State of American Energy” press conference, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard called for “more thoughtful consideration as to economics, environment, and sound science – because the science is clearly on the side of development and on the side of industry.”   Contents About PAI Introduction    Key Findings Methodology    Anomalies Summary Data    Table 1: Strength of industry ties    Table 2: Type of industry ties    Table 3: Peer review Studies & “Studies”    The UB Study […]

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Oil, Gas, and/or Pipelines = A War. Somewhere. 24/7/365

March 5, 2015
Oil, Gas, and/or Pipelines = A War. Somewhere. 24/7/365

Gulf War I  = Kuwaiti oil fields Gulf War II  = Iraqi oil fields Mideast War III = Iraqi and Syrian oil fields and an Iranian gas pipeline through Kurdistan, Syria and Turkey Any questions ?  Netanyahu’s campaign speech to Congress was all about keeping sanctions on Iran – to prevent Iran from exporting gas to Europe.  Surprised ? Where There’s War, Oil, Gas or Pipelines Are Never Far Away John Foster 4th March 2015 Look beneath the surface of the wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine, and what do you find? Oil, gas, and contested pipeline transit routes. Never mind high-sounding talk of human rights, national sovereignty, international law, nuclear proliferation and UN Resolutions, writes John Foster – fossil energy is the world’s main driver of armed conflict. […]

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MORE PENNEAST GARBAGECONOMICS

March 5, 2015
MORE PENNEAST GARBAGECONOMICS

Last month, right before FERC was to hold its first scoping hearing on the PennEast pipeline, the PennEast Pipeline Corporation released an economic impact report.   The media picked up and dutifully transcribed the press release, and headlines touted 12,000 job figure, and gazillion of dollars that would flow into Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PennEast contracted with Drexel University and Econsult to produce the report.   The report is being widely criticized for wild claims of job and economic benefits. Of particular interest is the claim of 12,000 jobs. A closer look reveals that the number refers to every job that could be related in any way during the seven-month construction period, making the job total much less once construction ends, environmentalists claim. This would include a food truck worker selling a […]

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Fracking Air Omissions

March 4, 2015
Fracking Air Omissions

Shale Test documents the toxic gas emissions from fracking that the regulators overlook, because the emissions can only be seen with an infrared camera, that the regulators don’t have. You can’t regulate what you can’t see. Just what the frackers paid for.  From Bob Donnan: Calvin Tillman pioneered a great deal of the information that initially opened our eyes about compressor stations and he continues his dedicated work leading ShaleTest while working with others like Tim Ruggiero, John Fenton and Earthworks. Calvin’s education (aka School of Hard Knocks) came when the O&G industry stuck a group of compressor stations just outside the city limits of DISH while he was mayor. He has since moved his family out of DISH and ‘off the shale’ since his children were having repeated health […]

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Studies target health, fracking

March 4, 2015
Studies target health, fracking

Research: Problems subside when people move away from wells By Randy Lee Loftis The Dallas Morning News rloftis@dallasnews.com Published: 03 March 2015 05:09 AM Dogs serve as living recorders of toxic exposure. Cattle have trouble breeding. People report headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing and a raft of other ills. Those are a few of the findings in a new suite of academic studies on natural-gas production and health being published today. People’s and animals’ troubles subside, one study found, when they move away from places where companies are producing natural gas with unconventional methods — that is, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process already used on tens of thousands of wells in North Texas. The research, mostly by university scientists, centers mostly on another region where gas production has moved into […]

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Shale Revolution Did Not Pay Investors Well

March 3, 2015
Shale Revolution Did Not Pay Investors Well

  Posted on February 28, 2015 by EPF By Deborah Lawrence We have all heard of the “shale revolution”. It has been touted as the energy panacea of our time. Given the extreme hype, one would expect that such enthusiasm would translate into above average share performance for shale operators. This has not been the case. Share performance has actually been quite mediocre and in some cases just downright poor. The shale revolution started with shale gas. The Marcellus shale which spans Pennsylvania, parts of NY, West Virginia and Ohio has probably received the greatest amount of attention since the State of New York had a drilling moratorium for years which was recently replaced in favor of an outright ban on the controversial technique used to unlock shale reserves called […]

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Netanyahu Shills for Sanctions on Iranian Gas

March 3, 2015
Netanyahu Shills for Sanctions on Iranian Gas

Spoiler alert: The sanctions against Iran prevent it from exporting its massive resources of (conventional, unfracked) gas via a proposed pipeline in Syria.  Guess who in the US might be against lifting those sanctions. Give up ?  (Hint: rhymes with ‘crackers’) The Texas delegation turned out in force for Netanyahu’s sales pitch for the gas sanctions.  Ben Netanyahu has been lying about Iran’s nuclear capability for over 20 years. It’s a sure-fire way to get re-elected in Israel. They evidently eat that stuff up like wing nuts. Specifically he has told American audiences that Iran will have a bomb in :  A. “3 to 5 years ago” – which he claimed the first time he spoke to Congress 19 years ago B. “Within a few months maybe weeks” – which he claimed […]

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Frack Brine The Cure, or How To Get Rid of Millions of Gallons of Carcinogenic Frack Filth While Regulators Look the Other Way

March 3, 2015
Frack Brine The Cure, or How To Get Rid of Millions of Gallons of Carcinogenic Frack Filth While Regulators Look the Other Way

“I see it as the utmost irony that New York banned fracking but allows disposal of brine on roads.” Duke University geochemist Avner Vengosh Frackers have millions of gallons of toxic radioactive frack slime to get rid of. So they give it away. Once approved for road spreading, there is way to check what’s in those trucks. None. But it damn sure ain’t sea water.  To put this travesty in perspective, if some fracker put that stuff on a road in Texas, he’d be pulled over, fined and the truck impounded.  Oil & Gas Production Waste Spread to De-ice New York, Pa. Roads With Little Oversight. Brine spreading for ‘beneficial’(?) dust control on Parkview Road just outside the perimeter of Cross Creek County Park. Bob Donnan gave a sample of the brine I got from […]

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