New Datasets on FT’s DataTool

Several new datasets have been added to our DataTool in the past few days, including: Municipal Waste Operations AML Point Features PA Marcellus Well Permits since 2007 (2010-12-16) Pennsylvania Unemployment Air Emission Plants For dynamic, clickable views of the following data, please click on the thumbnails. [links removed] The “Municipal Waste Operations” dataset includes a […]

PA Water Quality Monitoring Efforts – A Meeting Summary

Pennsylvania side of the Delaware Water Gap By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH – CHEC Despite the concerns that shale gas drilling can or has deteriorated our water quality in the Marcellus Shale region, I think it is also important to recognize the incredible efforts underway to improve and protect our water. A few weeks ago, […]

Exploratory Gas Drilling in the Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has been preparing to defend the appropriateness of the commission to regulate any “exploratory” gas wells drilled in the Delaware River Basin (DRB). Instead, the gas industry, which was questioning DRBC’s right to oversee such matters, has withdrawn from the hearing scheduled for January 18, 2011. It is not clear […]

CHEC Discussed Potential Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction at CalU Event

At an event hosted by the Institute for Law and Public Policy of California University of Pennsylvania on Friday, CHEC speakers Dr. Conrad Dan Volz, Dr. Charles Christen, and Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH discussed the various public health and environmental public health concerns regarding shale gas drilling, as well as tools to help people address […]

Delaware River Basin Commission Approval to be Needed for Gas Operations

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has written a draft of new legislation to help regulate natural gas extraction that could occur within that agency’s boundary, which includes part of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. If finalized, the new legislation will be known as Article 7, the full draft for which is available […]

New Feature Announcement: Geocoding of address data on FracTracker’s DataTool

By Josh Knauer – Rhiza Labs Rhiza Labs is proud to announce the addition of an important new feature to its Rhiza Insight tool (the program that powers FracTracker’s DataTool): geocoding. Users are now able to import a spreadsheet of street addresses within Rhiza Insight, and the tool will automatically assign a latitude/longitude for each […]