Denver, CO – Day 3 of the APHA Conference

By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH – Communications Specialist, CHEC & DrPH Student, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH); & Drew Michanowicz, MPH, CPH – GIS Specialist, CHEC & DrPH Student, GSPH Aquaculture and public health: Implications for food systems and the environment On Monday morning, Drew and I attended a session on […]

PA Data Shows Marcellus Wells 1.5 to 4 Times More Likely to Have Violations

Analysis by Offending Versus Drilled Wells This map shows Marcellus Shale and other oil and gas violations issued between 1-1-2007 and 9-30-2010. [map removed] In a recent post, I examined the relationship between different types of wells in Pennsylvania and the number of violations per offending well. This post expands on that theme by examining the […]

Denver, CO – Days 1 and 2 of the APHA Conference

By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH – Communications Specialist, CHEC & DrPH Student, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH); and Drew Michanowicz, MPH, CPH – GIS Specialist, CHEC & DrPH Student, GSPH My coworker, Drew Michanowicz, and I landed in Denver, Colorado on Saturday morning in preparation for the 2010 American Public Health […]

Revise West Virginia Environmental Policy to Properly Characterize Ozone Air Pollution

Ozone is Produced by Reactions of Organic Compounds Released During Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction Activities with Sunlight and Oxides of Nitrogen By: Conrad Dan Volz, DrPH, MPH – CHEC Director and Principal Investigator Story Inspired by FracTracker work of Kathleen Tyner I was searching over new snapshots on the FracTracker database and noticed one done […]

Improved PA DEP Drilling Data Transparency

Recognizing the need for government and industry-related drilling data to be more transparent, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) has added new resources to their oil and gas website for data related to natural gas drilling compliance and production. As the press release says, this is the first time that all of this information is […]

Science Advisory Board Members Announced for the EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Reposted Email Update from the U.S. EPA On September 10, 2010, the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office posted a List of eighty-five Nominated Candidates for a Panel under the auspices of the SAB that will provide independent expert advice on EPA’s draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan to investigate the potential public health and environmental […]