Update from US EPA on Hydraulic Fracturing Study

EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study to Include Sites in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale

As a part of its study on potential effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected seven sites to study in two distinct categories, three of which are in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. The EPA will conduct five retrospective case studies nationwide, two of which are from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, including one […]

Upcoming webinar explores air pollution from Marcellus gas activities

Reposted from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences A web-based seminar June 16, presented by Penn State Extension, will explore state findings regarding air pollution related to Marcellus Shale natural-gas activity in the commonwealth. In the 1 p.m. webinar, titled “The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Short-Term Ambient Air Sampling Project,” Nick Lazor, chief of the […]

PA Non Marcellus Oil and Gas Well Data Available for 2010

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has recently released 2010 production and waste data for non Marcellus Shale wells. The following datasets have been added to FracTracker’s DataTool (links removed – no longer active): PA Non Marcellus Production by Well, 2010 PA Non Marcellus Brine Production by Well, 2010 PA Non Marcellus Drill Cuttings […]

Press Release: CPNY – Attorney General’s Lawsuit Recognizes Dangers of Fracking

AG’s Action Compels Feds to Protect Public Health WATKINS GLEN, NY – A lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman toforce the federal government to conduct a full environmental impact study of natural gasdrilling is a recognition of the considerable risks posed by hydraulic fracking, say membersof the grassroots Coalition to Protect New […]