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For the Environmental Justice Listening Tour

PA DEP Environmental Justice Listening Tour

A Guide to Current EJ Rules and Potential Changes by Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research & Engagement, FracTracker Alliance and Veronica Coptis, Executive Director, Center for Coalfield Justice The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be hosting a nine-stop “listening tour” to hear residents’ perspectives on environmental justice (EJ). These sessions begin in […]

Re-imagine Beaver County meeting - Photo by Sophie Riedel

Mapping a new vision in PA: Alternatives to petrochemical development

At a Re-Imagine Beaver County gathering in Pennsylvania earlier this month, static maps became dynamic in the hands of those who live in and around the region depicted. Residents of this area in the greater Pittsburgh region gathered to depict a new vision for Beaver County, PA. This county is currently faced with the proposal of a massive […]

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Northern Access Project: Exporting PA’s Marcellus Gas Northward

In March 2015, the National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation and Empire Pipeline Company filed a joint application with the Federal Energy Resource Commission (FERC) to construct a new natural gas pipeline and related infrastructure, known collectively as the Northern Access Project (NAPL). The pricetag on the project is $455 million, and is funded through international, […]

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Remaining Questions on Mariner East Technical Deficiencies

In the summer of 2015, Sunoco Logistics submitted applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to build its massive Mariner East 2 pipeline. The ME 2 pipeline would have the capacity to transport 275,000 barrels a day of propane, ethane, butane, and other hydrocarbons from the shale fields of Western Pennsylvania to the […]

Ethane Cracker risks

A Formula for Disaster: Calculating Risk at the Ethane Cracker

by Leann Leiter, Environmental Health Fellow map & analysis by Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research & Engagement in partnership with the Environmental Integrity Project On January 18, 2016, Potter Township Supervisors approved conditional use permits for Shell Chemical Appalachia’s proposed ethane cracker facility in Beaver County, PA. A type of petrochemical facility, an ethane cracker […]

Map of PA drilling complaints - collaboration with Public Herald

PA Fracking Complaints are Increasing, Systemic

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) logs incoming complaints from residents about drilling activity in the Commonwealth, and Public Herald has spent a great deal of time aggregating and making that information public. A recent investigation by Public Herald into that data, with help from FracTracker, has highlighted a number of concerning issues related to […]

Events

Stock image for workshops, used for 2017 Shale Network workshop

2017 Shale Network Workshop

The 2017 Shale Network workshop facilitates a conversation about water quality in the Marcellus Shale natural gas play between academics and representatives from government agencies, gas and environmental industries, citizen science groups and more. About the 2017 Shale Network Workshop All participants will discuss sharing and interpreting water quality and quantity data related to shale […]

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Earth Week Fundraiser & Book Launch: Dead of Spring

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Dead of Spring, the newest novel in the Alexa Williams suspense series written by local author Sherry Knowlton, and to learn more about the impact of fracking and raise funds for the Susquehanna Impacts Project. A collaboration of FracTracker Alliance, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, and Clean Water Action, […]

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Symposium: Health Impacts of the Fracking Industry

Join PSR Philadelphia for the upcoming symposium on the subject of health impacts of the fracking industry at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon, April 26th. Location: Penn State Hershey Medical Center Sponsor: Physicians for Social Responsibility Speakers include: – Brian Schwartz, MD, MS; – Nicole Deziel PhD, MHS; and – Poune Saberi, MD, MPH More information will […]