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USGS FINALLY ADMITS THAT FRACKING CAUSES EARTHQUAK...

USGS FINALLY ADMITS THAT FRACKING CAUSES EARTHQUAKES Casey Coates Danson | It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017. The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t normally get large earthquakes. Due...

USGS Finally Admits That Fracking Causes Earthquak...

It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017. The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t normally get large earthquakes. Due to wastewater disposal however, their risk is now equal to that of...

“To Hell With Us” – Records of Misconduct Found In...

Annual citizen complaints reported to PA DEP compared to the annual number of new unconventional oil and gas wells. © Public Herald “To Hell With Us” – Records of Misconduct Found Inside Pa. Drinking Water Investigations PUBLIC HERALD | Since 2004, when the controversial process known as “fracking” began in Pennsylvania, over 4,100 drinking water complaints related to oil and gas operations have been reported to the...

Texas Pipeline Spills 600,000 Gallons of Oil One W...

On Jan. 30, 600,000 gallons (14,285 barrels) of oil spewed out of Enbridge’s Seaway Pipeline in Blue Ridge, Texas, the second spill since the pipeline opened for business in mid-2016. Seaway is half owned by Enbridge and serves as the final leg of a pipeline system DeSmogBlog has called the “Keystone XLClone,” which carries mostly tar sands extracted from Alberta, Canada, across the U.S. at a rate of...

Local attorney blasts Spectra Energy over fault li...

 Calls apparent oversight of Bowling Green Fault line ‘an astonishing screw-up’ A local attorney known for defending activists today called Houston-based Spectra Energy’s apparent oversight of the Bowling Green Fault line “an astonishing screw-up” that could help his cause and complicate company efforts to build its proposed $2 billion NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline through northwest Ohio. Flanked by about 50...

Protesters rally against Nexus pipeline, compresso...

About 30 people opposed to the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline through several Ohio counties and a compressor station in Guilford Township rally Saturday morning at 175 Great Oaks Trail in Wadsworth. LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE The citizens group Sustainable Medina County is focusing its latest move against construction of the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline on making residents aware of a compressor station to be...

Monitoring equipment failed to detect North Dakota...

BELFIELD, N.D. – Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. estimates that 130,200 gallons of oil spilled into a tributary of the Little Missouri River last week and another 46,200 gallons leaked into a hillside, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday, Dec. 12. The spill discovered by a landowner on Dec. 5 was not detected by monitoring equipment on the pipeline, which is owned by of True Companies of Wyoming. The spill has...

We helped residents near a fracking site test thei...

This story is part of our Clearing the Air series about shale gas drilling in Penn Township. We monitored the air quality at five homes near the township’s first well pad in late 2015. This is what we found. James Moore outside his house in Penn Township. Moore lives just 500 feet away from the community’s first shale gas wells and participated in PublicSource’s air quality monitoring project. (Photo by Connor...

Study of Pennsylvania Residents Shows Link Between...

A new study published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives links fracking to health problems, including migraine headaches and fatigue. The study has important implications for residents living close to natural gas wells that use fracking, as the study shows that they were also at risk for certain health problems. Study Links Proximity to Fracking to Risk of Migraines and Fatigue For the study,...

Alabama Pipeline Explodes + Pennsylvania Pipeline ...

Alabama Pipeline Explodes Travis Hall 31 Oct 16 Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine | Shelby County, Ala.—One worker was killed and several more were injured when an Alabama pipeline ruptured sometime during the evening of Monday, October 31. According to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, the failing pipeline caused an explosion that sent flames high above the surrounding tree line. One eye witness, who said he helped an injured...

Oil & Gas Threat Map

Ohio 90,313active oil & gas wells, compressors and processors 3.1 MILLIONpeople live in the threat radius 1county exceeds EPA’s cancer risk level of concern 2,588schools are in the threat radius 109medical facilities are in the threat radius 13,697sq. miles are covered by the threat radius Click image to view map. Learn How To use the maps. Are there standards that control methane emitted from existing oil and gas...

Fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. What ...

The Marcellus Shale has transformed the Appalachian Basin into an energy juggernaut. Even amid a recent drilling slowdown, regional daily production averages enough natural gas to power more than 200,000 U.S. homes for a year. But the rise of hydraulic fracturing over the past decade has created another boom: tons of radioactive materials experts call an “orphan” waste stream. No federal agency fully regulates oil and gas...

In the Birthplace of U.S. Oil, Methane Gas Is Leak...

Some wells sunk since 1859 leak methane into homes and water “Citizen scientists” join regulators in race to map lost sites A mail box sits on an abandoned well pipe near blooming peonies, logs snag on metal casings rising out of a creek, children swing next to rusted pump jacks. In Pennsylvania, birthplace of the U.S. oil industry, century-old abandoned oil wells have long been part of the landscape. Nobody gave...

Hot mess: states struggle to deal with radioactive...

Potentially dangerous drilling byproducts are being dumped in landfills throughout the Marcellus Shale with few controls This story was produced in collaboration with the Ohio Valley ReSource, a public media partnership covering Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The Marcellus Shale has transformed the Appalachian Basin into an energy juggernaut. Even amid a recent drilling slowdown, regional daily production averages enough...

FRONT LINE GROUPS REACT TO COAST GUARD DECISION TO...

On February 22, front line community groups throughout the Ohio River valley received notification that the U.S. Coast Guard has determined that no new rules are needed to barge shipments of toxic, radioactive hydraulic fracturing waste. The Coast Guard instead decided to proceed using 40-year-old regulations that fail to address unconventional oil field waste from hydraulic fracturing. Fracking wastes contain such toxic...