From the Athens County Fracking Action Network and Appalachia Resist! today:
Toxic Chemical Emissions Found Near Oil and Gas Development Sites
Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN) and Appalachia Resist! participate in new 6-state peer-reviewed article & report featuring community air monitoring
ATHENS, OH –– Community members from six states -- Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Wyoming -- sampled the air near oil and gas facilities, including fracking sites, and found that the air contains dangerous toxics that are linked to health problems. Athens County Fracking Action Network and Appalachia Resist! worked together to obtain air samples near injection wells and open frack waste pits. Monitoring results from the 6-state sampling project showed that some chemical levels were hundreds of times higher than what some federal agencies have determined to be “safe.”To read more or comment...
From a press release received today:
As California heads to the polls next week, Latinos demand answers from Governor Brown and other candidates on fracking
With Latino neighborhoods at the front lines of pollution from oil extraction, groups call on the Governor to use his executive power to stop fracking
Los Angeles, CA - As voters head to the polls next week in California,a coalition of Latino groups released a letter addressed to Governor Brown and other candidates running for office to commit to stopping fracking. The groups — including leaders from Presente.org, Azul, Mujeres de la Tierra, William C. Velasquez Institute, Latino Outdoors, Voces Verdes, Americas for Conservation + the Arts and the Americas Latino Eco Festival, and Stewards of the Earth — are urging Governor Brown to use his executive authority to place an immediate moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other high-intensity extraction techniques.To read more or comment...
A Susquehanna County judge has ruled that anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins won't be fined or jailed for violating an order to keep her away from Pennsylvania drilling sites operated by Cabot Oil and Gas, says NPR's StateImpact Pennsylvania.
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From Spectra Energy Partners:
PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, announced that Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP) has joined in the development of its PennEast Pipeline. The proposed interstate natural gas pipeline will transport clean, affordable and abundant natural gas to reliably meet growing energy demand in New Jersey and Pennsylvania while providing environmental and economic benefits to the region.
Spectra Energy Partners becomes the sixth member of the PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC. It joins AGL Resources; NJR Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources; PSEG Power LLC; South Jersey Industries; and UGI Energy Services (UGIES), a subsidiary of UGI Corporation. Spectra Energy Partners and PSEG Power each have a 10 percent interest in PennEast; the remaining member companies each have a 20 percent interest. UGIES is the project manager for the development of the project and will operate the pipeline.
“Spectra Energy Partners is one of the leading pipeline and midstream companies in North America,” said Peter Terranova, chair of the PennEast Pipeline Company Board of Managers. “Its involvement underscores the vital role PennEast Pipeline has in addressing fluctuating prices and supply constraints experienced by natural gas and electric customers.”To read more or comment...
From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:
In the long term, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are driven by economic and efficiency trends and changes in the fuel mix. But weather fluctuations, which drive the level of energy use for both heating and cooling, are a very significant factor affecting year-to-year variation in fossil fuel consumption and their resulting emissions.To read more or comment...
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.