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Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FSGEIS) on High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF)

May 22, 2015 • Earthworks
Media Releases

New research links health problems with oil and natural gas development

October 18, 2012 • Earthworks

October 18th –The largest health survey to-date of Marcellus Shale residents living near oil and gas development shows a clear pattern of negative health impacts associated with living near gas facilities, according to a new report released by Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project today.  Released in association with ShaleTest, Gas Patch Roulette: How Shale Gas Development Risks Public Health in Pennsylvania surveyed 108 residents in 14 Pennsylvania counties, and conducted air and water tests at more than half of the households were surveys were completed.

Publications

Gas Patch Roulette: Full Report

October 18, 2012 • Nadia Steinzor, Wilma Subra and Lisa Sumi

The shale gas (and oil) boom enabled by horizontal hydraulic fracturing has been accompanied by increasing reports of health problems attributed to pollution from oil and gas development. The relationship between expanding development and health problems is hotly disputed—and is the focus of this research project.

Publications

Gas Patch Roulette: Summary Report

October 18, 2012 • Nadia Steinzor, Alan Septoff

The shale gas (and oil) boom enabled by horizontal hydraulic fracturing has been accompanied by increasing reports of health problems attributed to pollution from oil and gas development. The relationship between expanding development and health problems is hotly disputed—and is the focus of this research project.

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Media Releases

New report shows major gaps in current oil and gas enforcement in New York

July 17, 2012 • Earthworks
A shale gas rush could endanger public health and the environment Willow, New York, July 17 – Today Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project (OGAP) released a new report, NYS DEC: Inadequate enforcement guarantees irresponsible oil and gas development. The… More »
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Another big gas giveaway: PA legislature guts zoning rights

February 8, 2012 • Nadia Steinzor

There are many tragic and terrible things happening in America’s gas patches. Often residents say that elected officials—ostensibly charged with protecting the public interest—seem to care more about gas industry campaign contributions than the lives of their constituents. Sadly, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, 101 State Representatives, and 31 State Senators just declared them right.

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A Day of Action + Many Voices = Fracking Changes

January 24, 2012 • Nadia Steinzor

They say that numbers don’t lie—which sure is the truth when it comes to the growing movement against industrial shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Yesterday in Albany, more than 800 New Yorkers from across the state were out in force for a Hydrofracking Day of Action, a few hundred more than for the event in 2011.

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Welcome back, now kill the bill!

January 18, 2012 • Nadia Steinzor

Yesterday, Pennsylvania state legislators returned to Harrisburg after a long winter break—and were given a resounding welcome from nearly 200 residents and representatives of environmental and citizens organizations. The rally in the Capitol Rotunda sent a loud and clear message to kick off the 2012 legislative session: Kill the Bill that would allow gas operators to do what they please in communities—local rights and protections for people and property be damned.