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2014 Update to Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction Study

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 20, 2014
2014 Update to Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction Study

Download the complete 2014 LWVP Shale Resource Guide This Resource Guide on Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health is an Addendum to the original Marcellus Shale Study Guides developed in 2009-2010 by the League of Women Voters of Indiana County. The Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health Resource Guide was developed and researched over months […]

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Department of Environmental Protection considers rules on tremors and fracking

Filed in E-Library, News, Seismicity (Earthquakes) by on July 31, 2014
Department of Environmental Protection considers rules on tremors and fracking

By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The closest earthquakes presumably caused by hydraulic fracturing stirred about a mile west of the Pennsylvania border, but regulators felt the reverberations in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is considering creating rules for the first time for wells in “seismic hazard areas” — places that may be […]

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League of Women Voters discusses fracking, health

Filed in News by on July 14, 2014
League of Women Voters discusses fracking, health

The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters held a public seminar on the possible health effects of the natural gas industry Saturday at the Indiana Free Library. The event was hosted by League members Vera Bonnet of the Indiana chapter and Heather Wechter from the Allegheny chapter. Bonnet and Wechter talked about the various possible health […]

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Letter From Dr. Jerome A. Paulson to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on July 14, 2014
Letter From Dr. Jerome A. Paulson to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Dear Secretary Abruzzo, I am writing in regard to decisions that your office will be making about unconventional natural gas extraction (UGE). Some of these decisions may relate specifically to children, such as decisions about setbacks between UGE sites and schools. Other decisions may relate to UGE in a broader sense. As a physician with […]

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State by State map of Renewable Energy

Filed in News by on May 6, 2014
State by State map of Renewable Energy

The World Can Transition to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Starting Today. Visit the Solutions Project to launch an interactive experience showcasing the benefits of a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.

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Gubernatorial candidates answer questions about Act 13, use of Acid Mine Drainage, the proposed ethane “cracker” and more…

Filed in News by on May 6, 2014
Gubernatorial candidates answer questions about Act 13, use of Acid Mine Drainage, the proposed ethane “cracker” and more…

PA Environmental Council Q/A With Candidates For Governor On The Environment Tuesday, May 20 is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania! To help inform this important election, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council http://www.pecpa.org/ invited all Republican and Democratic candidates on the ballot to share their views on the most challenging environmental issues facing the Commonwealth today. In […]

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Weak records cited on Pa. shale pollution

Filed in E-Library, Water by on April 14, 2014
Weak records cited on Pa. shale pollution

Even when pollution discharges from shale gas well pads and impoundments contaminate private water supplies, those violations often go unrecorded or publicly reported by state environmental regulators, according to documents filed in the Pennsylvania Superior Court case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s oil and gas law, Act 13.

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New Study: Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into PA Drinking Water

Filed in E-Library, Studies by on February 17, 2014
New Study: Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into PA Drinking Water

New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania’s natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies.

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Bombshell Study: High Methane Emissions Measured Over Gas Field “May Offset Climate Benefits of Natural Gas”

Filed in E-Library, Studies by on February 17, 2014
Bombshell Study: High Methane Emissions Measured Over Gas Field “May Offset Climate Benefits of Natural Gas”

A major 2011 study by Tom Wigley of the Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) concluded that unless leakage rates for new methane can be kept below 2%, substituting gas for coal is not an effective means for reducing the magnitude of future climate change.

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Response to PA Gas Well Accident Took 13 Hours

Filed in Blowouts and Accidents, E-Library by on February 17, 2014
Response to PA Gas Well Accident Took 13 Hours

When Chesapeake Energy lost control of a Marcellus Shale gas well in Pennsylvania on April 19, an emergency response team from Texas was called in to stop the leak. By the time the team arrived more than 13 hours later, brine water and hydraulic fracturing fluids from the well had spewed across nearby fields and […]

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