Oil and Gas Data Presentation

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Violation, Inspection, & Enforcement Data on FracTracker.org On Thursday, August 11th, Matt Kelso spoke to a group of people invited by EARTHWORKS to discuss how well PA is or could enforce natural gas drilling regulations. Check out his presentation (PDF). By Matt Kelso, Data Manager, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, Environmental […]

Groundwater Contamination Debate

The Debate: Can the process of hydraulically fracturing underground natural gas wells contaminate groundwater? Industry Position:  There has never been a documented case of groundwater contamination due to hydraulic fracturing; the process occurs thousands of feet below drinking water aquifers. Therefore, the chemicals used in the fracturing process pose no threat to drinking water. Opposition […]

Comparing & Contrasting Extractive Industry Sectors in Ghana & the US

By Deanna Bitetti (Common Cause) and Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH (CHEC) In the quiet of the morning the group we have travelled to Ghana with using a grant from the US Department of State to study extractive industries find ourselves swapping stories – wistfully thinking of American life back home. We find ourselves constantly comparing and contrasting […]