Just Released: 100+ New Studies Demonstrating the Risks of Fracking. A partnership encompassing nationwide medical and public health experts and scientists released the third edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking.
The compendium, the first two editions of which were important in highlighting the science in New York before the ban was announced, compiles and summarizes hundreds of peer-reviewed studies and other important findings on fracking. The emerging science, including more than 100 studies after New York’s ban was announced, further shows that Gov.
Cuomo and his Administration were right to ban high volume fracking. PSE Healthy Energy. Updated July 2015 download working paper (Revised June 2015) download infographic (Revised July 2015) Conversations on the environmental and public health dimensions of shale gas development enabled by high-volume hydraulic fracturing continue to play out in the media, in policy discussions, and among the general public.
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D. California is sinking –– quickly and with insufficient government reaction. New York warning over Lancashire County Council fracking vote - BBC News. A US environmental group has written to Lancashire County Council urging it to refuse permission to allow test drilling for fracking.
The letter, signed by 850 elected officials in New York State, comes days before the council decides whether to approve test drilling at two locations. New York's state lawmakers outlawed the process in December. Cuadrilla, the energy firm behind the proposed drilling, said the US group had no knowledge of the case. In a statement, a spokesman for the energy firm said: "These officials from New York State have no knowledge of Cuadrilla's applications or of the regulatory controls in the UK and should not be interfering in the democratic process and decisions which will be made by the elected representatives of the people of Lancashire.
" Fracking poses 'significant' risk to humans and should be temporarily banned across EU, says new report - Environment. 38 Degrees. What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? Every night, Donna Young goes to bed with her pistol, a .45 Taurus Judge with laser attachment.
Last fall, she says, someone stole onto her ranch to poison her livestock, or tried to; happily, her son found the d-CON wrapper and dumped all the feed from the troughs. Strangers phoned the house to wish her dead or run out of town on a rail. Local nurses and doctors went them one better, she says, warning pregnant women that Young's incompetence had killed babies and would surely kill theirs too, if given the chance. "Before they started spreading their cheer about me, I usually had 18 to 25 clients a year, and a spotless reputation in the state," says Young, the primary midwife to service Vernal, Utah, a boom-and-bust town of 10,000 people in the heart of the fracked-gas gold rush of the Uintah Basin.
A hundred and fifty miles of sparse blacktop east of Salt Lake City, Vernal has the feel of a slapdash suburb dropped randomly from outer space. By June 2013, Young had seen enough. 'No shale gas revolution in Europe' - BBC News. There will be no US-style shale gas revolution in Europe, the president of the International Gas Union (IGU) has told the BBC.
"You cannot duplicate [the US experience] in Europe," said Jerome Ferrier. "Politicians are hesitating to accept shale development. " Abundant shale gas in the US has helped domestic energy prices fall. As a result some European governments, not least the UK, are keen to develop their own shale resources. Majority of MEPs support fracking moratorium in symbolic vote. A majority of MEPs supported a moratorium on fracking for shale gas for the first time on Wednesday, in a symbolic vote that may nonetheless signal uncertainty ahead for the European Commission and industry.
The report containing the amendment vote was not adopted and the result will have no practical effect. But anti-shale parliamentarians say that they have put the issue back on the agenda and now plan to push for a more consequential vote on the issue. “We have sent a clear political message to the Commission and shown that there is a majority in parliament for further steps and actions, which may now be expected,” the Green MEP, Benedek Javor, told the Guardian. A new fracking ban text could now be introduced in another text which, if passed, would trigger formal debates at the European Commission and among heads of state, he said.
'No shale gas revolution in Europe' - BBC News. WATCH: Nebraska farmer silences oil and gas committee with invitation to drink water tainted by fracking. Fracking will ruin sacred, preserved sites in the ‘American cradle of civilization’ - lawsuit — RT USA. Frackogram_2015-A3.pdf. The effect of natural gas supply on US renewable energy and CO2 emissions. Figure 1 shows the experts' estimated curves of maximum, minimum, and expected natural gas supply.
The supply curves span more than an order of magnitude, with between 1 × 1013 m3 and 11 × 1013 m3 (355–3900 trillion ft3) of gas available at a wellhead price of $4.74 per gigajoule (GJ) ($5 per million Btu), and between 2.7 × 1013 m3 and 30 × 1013 m3 (960–10 400 trillion ft3) expected at a wellhead price of $47.35 per GJ ($50 per million Btu). The experts' supply curves are within the range of previous estimates, but tend toward high supply at a given price [11, 25, 26]. We used the mean of the experts' expected, maximum, and minimum supply curves to define reference, high, and low gas supply scenarios, respectively (figure 1).
The percentage differences between these scenarios (e.g., high supply is 32% greater than reference supply at $35 per million Btu in figure 1) were then used to adjust the default gas prices in MARKAL (see appendix B of ). How Hillary Clinton's State Department sold fracking to the world. One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton’s plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard.
Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered tarmac, where she and her aides piled into a motorcade bound for the presidential palace. That afternoon, they huddled with Bulgarian leaders, including prime minister Boyko Borissov, discussing everything from Syria’s bloody civil war to their joint search for loose nukes.
But the focus of the talks was fracking. The previous year, Bulgaria had signed a five-year, $68m deal, granting US oil giant Chevron millions of acres in shale gas concessions. Bulgarians were outraged. Clinton urged Bulgarian officials to give fracking another chance. How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World. Clinton urged Bulgarian officials to give fracking another chance.
According to Borissov, she agreed to help fly in the "best specialists on these new technologies to present the benefits to the Bulgarian people. " Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority. An anti-fracking protest in Blackpool. Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine. A large field of fracking sites in a Colorado valley. 'The industry’s singular solution to the climate crisis is to dramatically expand an extraction process that releases massive amounts of climate-destabilising methane.' Photograph: Ted Wood/Aurora Photos/Corbis The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe.
As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in the House of Representatives (H.R. 6), one in the Senate (S. 2083) – that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean itself from Putin's fossil fuels, and enhancing US national security.
Duke Energy Must Immediately Stop Polluting Groundwater In North Carolina, Judge Rules. By Katie Valentine "Duke Energy Must Immediately Stop Polluting Groundwater In North Carolina, Judge Rules" 4 states confirm water pollution from drilling. PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.
TWO mass bird die offs near gas wells in Arlington and now Burleson TX. I live at ground zero for urban drilling. We have about 60 padsites in our 99 sq mile town here in Arlington TX. Our state and local governement will not enforce these two laws.... 1) TEX LG. CODE ANN. New study: Babies near gas wells more likely to have birth defects. ShareThis By Brian Bienkowski Staff Writer Environmental Health News.
Shale gas drilling's dirty secret is out. Explosion at Fracking Well Sparks Fire Set to Rage for Days. An explosion at a natural gas fracking well in Pennsylvania on Tuesday has sent one person to the hospital, left one person injured and sparked a fire that could take days to contain. National Bioneers Conference.