Total Petroleum Systems in the Appalachian Basin; Definitions, Datasets and Snapshots

  Stakeholder Awareness and Knowledge are Prerequisites for Informed Decision-Making Regarding Oil and Gas Extraction By Conrad Dan Volz, DrPH, MPH Our New York consultant, Karen Edelstein, has recently put onto FracTracker’s DataTool a number ofdatasets regarding other potential oil and gas source rocks and formations in the AppalachianBasin. Most of the formations on which […]

Upcoming Event: "Building Bridges – Healing Connections in a Broken World"

Hosted by The Episcopal Urban Caucus National Assembly February 23-26, 2011 Doubletree Hotel – Pittsburgh, PA Reverence ~ Justice ~ Beauty. Focusing on social justice, creation care, and peace, we will explore in plenary sessions, workshops, and site visits the way so many issues are inter-connected. “The cry of the earth and the cry of […]

Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Fluids Drilling and Production in the Inland United States Waters of the Great Lakes?

  By: C. D. Volz, DrPH, MPH Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities Is it possible that there will, in the future, be offshore oil and gas platforms in the Great Lakes regions of the United States? The answer is that it has already occurred in Lake Michigan and […]

GASP Position on DEP Air Studies

What We Can Learn From Pennsylvania DEP’s Marcellus Air Monitoring Studies By Joe Osborne, Legal Director, Group Against Smog and Pollution Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released a study of air quality around Marcellus Shale operations in northeastern Pennsylvania. Here are some typical headlines from articles on the study: “Pa. DEP study […]