Tony Ingraffea, Global Warming 101
Other Videos of Interest:
WHAT YOU CAN DO
TO PREVENT FRACKING
FERC's Public Hearings on the Constitution Pipeline
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00PM
Murphy Professional Building
St. Bonaventure University
Q & A to follow w/ filmmakers.
Friday, April 25, 7:00PM
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Q & A to follow w/ filmmakers.
Saturday, April 26, 7;00PM
Sanctuary for Independent Media
3361 6th Avenue
Q & A to follow w/ filmmakers.
For more information, visit Triple Divide
Investigative documentary examining the impacts of fracking the Marcellus Shale in PA.
TO TILL AND TO TEND: ENERGY NEEDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON WESTCHESTER'S COMMUNITIES
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014, 7:00 PM
Temple Israel Center,
280 Old Mamaroneck Road,
White Plains, New York
For more information: 914-948-2800
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE OF CHARGE
Hear experts discuss the impacts and the solutions of the natural gas infrastructure build-out as it sweeps accross the tri-state area. Speakers include former NYC DEP Commissioner Albert F. Appleton; Sheila Bushkin-Bedient, M.D., MPH; Economist Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D. and Attorney and Chairwoman of LWV of NY's Committee on Energy, Agriculture and the Environment Elisabeth N. Radow.
Each time New York issues a permit for an oil or gas well, $100 goes into an oil and gas account that is supposed to pay for plugging the thousands of abandoned and sometimes leaking oil and gas wells that pockmark the state. But the $159,000 dollars now in this industry-funded account is dwarfed by the $2 million in taxpayer money set aside for the same purpose—and taxpayers have had to cough up millions more to pay for EPA well-plugging operations that have sealed hundreds of New York wells in recent years.
But while New York taxpayers pay to clean up the mess left behind by the fossil fuel industry, they get very little in return. According to a report from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the state's 10,661 producing oil and gas wells generate an average of just $292 in local taxes—that's barely enough to cover the cost of filling a few potholes caused by a heavy drilling rig.
Come to Albany on May 12th for a Fracking Lobby Day!
"We need action to protect New York from fracking! Join us on May 12 to talk to legislators about fracking, its waste, infrastructure, and the need for a comprehensive health impact assessment. Citizens Campaign for the Environment has all the details here."
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CCSE UPDATE AND PRESS RELEASES 2014
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF
SHALE GAS DRILLING
Read Selected Documents
Authored by Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D.
Can New York Learn from Texas?
. Economist Jannette Barth's latest analysis of the economic impact of shale gas plays.
Read more about LNG exports by entering the word "exports" in the Search feature of our website.
NEW ITEMS IN LEARN MORE
$500 million lien on Ohioville resident's property
Garry Miller was refused refinancing on his mortgage due to a $500 million lien against his property. January 3, 2014.
Deep Drilling,Deep Pocketsin New York State Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures by Fracking Interests to In?uence Public Policy
Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures by Fracking Interests to Influence Public Policy, Common Cause, New York, January 2014.
Will Fracking Bring the Soldiers Home?
By Kathryn Russell,
State University of New York at Cortland, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, November 26, 2013.
What is TPP? How Secret Trade Deals Hurt Our Families
Mitch Jones, Common Resources Director for Food & Water Watch comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. January 15, 2014. (Video: 2:00)
Radio: Connect The Dots Fracking in NY: The Bust Cycle
Alison Rose Levy's program Connect The Dots Engineer and fracking expert, Professor Anthony Ingraffea of Cornell University discusses the downsides of fracking in shallow shale of the type found in New York State. January 15, 2014.
Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign
His Holiness Pope Francis I
The Holy See
Vatican City State
We have been heartened by the news that you are writing an encyclical on caring for Creation. This is indeed a most pressing issue facing humanity – we have clearly failed in the divine instruction to be 'caretakers of God's world' and need to most urgently address our shortcomings. We would like to offer some reflections, informed by our values as religious organisations and analyses of the current situation globally.
Toward a better understanding and quantification of methane emissions from shale gas development
Authors: Dana R. Caulton, Paul B. Shepson, Renee L. Santoroc, Jed P. Sparks, Robert W. Howarth, Anthony R. Ingraffea, Maria O. L. Cambaliza, Colm Sweeney, Anna Karion, Kenneth J. Davis, Brian H. Stirm, Stephen A. Montzka, and Ben R. Miller for PNAS.org
Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development
authors: Seth B. Shonkoff, Jake Hays, and Madelon L. Finkel. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Advanced PUblication 4-16-2014
Video: Binghamton Home Rule Forum 2-18-14
4 videos--1 hour, 35 minutes. Published on Apr 16, 2014
League of Women Voters presents Joe Heath and Deborah Goldberg discussion home rule in NY. Deborah focuses on the topic "Can my town ban fracking" and Joe discusses the nature of Home Rule. Posted by ShaleShock Media. Introduction (Part 1), Deborah Goldberg (Part 2), Joe Heath (Part 3) , and Q&A (Part 4).
Case Studies: Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Natural Gas Development
Posted April 10, 2014. Researchers with the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative set out to document the impact of shale drilling on the economy, community, government agencies, and human services in four counties with significant shale development – Carroll County in Ohio, Greene and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania, and Wetzel County in West Virginia. Using publicly available data, press reports, and local interviews, the collaborative has identified both the benefits and costs of drilling, and ways in which these communities have been transformed as a result.
Powering Forward: Presidential and Executive Agency Actions to Drive Clean Energy in America
Powering Forward: Presidential and Executive Agency Actions to Drive Clean Energy in America
Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University Report, January 2014.
Dirty Fuels, CleAN Futures A Call for a National Climate Action Plan that Keeps Dirty Fuels in the Ground
Sierra Club report authored by Dan Chu, April, 2014 urging President obama to reject dirty fossil fuel projects and maintain our national momentum toward a 100 percent clean-energy future .
AT THE INTERSECTION OF WALL STREET AND MAIN: IMPACTS OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INTERESTS, RISK ALLOCATION, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET
By Elisabeth N. Radow, Esq. published in the Albany Law Review
Video: No Fracking Way
Uploaded on Aug 1, 2011
Kids dressed up like grownups who, unfortunately, are acting like misbehaving children.
This video was conceived and directed by Blake Farber with additional footage from Dennis O'Clair and David Morris. Animations by Kimberly Louis. The song is written by Marc Black and performed by him along with John Sebastian, Eric Weissberg, Don Davis, Eric Parker, Mike Esposito and a hundred folks from Woodstock, NY singing along on the chorus.
Understanding exposure from natural gas drilling puts current air standards to the test
Authors: David Brown*, Beth Weinberger, Celia Lewis and Heather Bonaparte. Case study descriptions of acute onset of res- piratory, neurologic, dermal, vascular, abdominal, and gastrointestinal sequelae near natural gas facilities con- trast with a subset of emissions research, which suggests that there is limited risk posed by unconventional natural gas development (UNGD). Published by DeGruyter in Reviews on Environmental Health. March, 2014
Video: Cabot v, Scroggins March 24, 2014 Part 1
Interview with Vera Scroggins after March 24, 2014 hearing posted on Evironment TV. In October 2013, Cabot Oil and Gas obtained an injunction against Vera Scroggins, who hasbeen bringing the dangers of fracking to public attention for the last five years through her videos and bus tours of fracking sites in the county where she resides, Susquehanna County, PA.The injunction prohibited Vera from going, not only on the land Cabot owns, but also on the land where Cabot leases the subsurface mineral rights, comprising 40% of the county’s properties. This means that Vera has been effectively barred from going to her grocery store, a number of businesses in town, her local hospital and some of her friends homes.
Video: Vera Scroggins vs Cabot Oil Update. 4/2/14
5 minute video of confrontation between Cabor and Scroggins lawyers. Next court date is May 1st 2014 @ 9am in Montrose, PA. Cabot Oil and Gas's lawyers attempted to disrupt a press conference by Ms Scroggins and her attorneys. This kind of intensive debate outside a…
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change--WGII AR5 Final Drafts (accepted). Link included edits to the final draft report, summary products, global and sectoral aspects, regional aspects, and cross-chapter resources. Posted March 31, 2014
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability SUMMARY FOR POLICYMAKERS
IPCC AR5 Summary. March, 2014. Drafting Authors
Christopher B. Field (USA), Vicente R. Barros (Argentina), Michael D. Mastrandrea (USA), Katharine J. Mach (USA), Mohamed A.-K. Abdrabo (Egypt), W. Neil Adger (UK), Yury A. Anokhin (Russian Federation), Oleg A. Anisimov (Russian Federation), Douglas J. Arent (USA), Jonathon Barnett (Australia), Virginia R. Burkett (USA), Rongshuo Cai (China), Monalisa Chatterjee (USA/India), Stewart J. Cohen (Canada), Wolfgang Cramer (Germany/France), Purnamita Dasgupta (India), Debra J. Davidson (Canada), Fatima Denton (Gambia), Petra Döll (Germany), Kirstin Dow (USA), Yasuaki Hijioka (Japan), Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (Australia), Richard G. Jones (UK), Roger N. Jones (Australia), Roger L. Kitching (Australia), R. Sari Kovats (UK), Patricia Romero Lankao (Mexico), Joan Nymand Larsen (Iceland), Erda Lin (China), David B. Lobell (USA), Iñigo J. Losada (Spain), Graciela O. Magrin (Argentina), José A. Marengo (Brazil), Anil Markandya (Spain), Bruce A. McCarl (USA), Roger F. McLean (Australia), Linda O. Mearns (USA), Guy F. Midgley (South Africa), Nobuo Mimura (Japan), John F. Morton (UK), Isabelle Niang (Senegal), Ian R. Noble (Australia), Leonard A. Nurse (Barbados), Karen L. O’Brien (Norway), Taikan Oki (Japan), Lennart Olsson (Sweden), Michael Oppenheimer (USA), Jonathan T. Overpeck (USA), Joy J. Pereira (Malaysia), Elvira S. Poloczanska (Australia), John R. Porter (Denmark), Hans-O. Pörtner (Germany), Michael J. Prather (USA), Roger S. Pulwarty (USA), Andy R. Reisinger (New Zealand), Aromar Revi (India), Oliver C. Ruppel (Namibia), David E. Satterthwaite (UK), Daniela N. Schmidt (UK), Josef Settele (Germany), Kirk R. Smith (USA), Dáithí A. Stone (Canada/South Africa/USA), Avelino G. Suarez (Cuba), Petra Tschakert (USA), Riccardo Valentini (Italy), Alicia Villamizar (Venezuela), Rachel Warren (UK), Thomas J. Wilbanks (USA), Poh Poh Wong (Singapore), Alistair Woodward (New Zealand), Gary W. Yohe (USA)
IPCC WGII AR5 Chapter 26 North America
Coordinating Lead Authors
Patricia Romero-Lankao (Mexico), Joel B. Smith (USA)
Debra Davidson (Canada), Noah Diffenbaugh (USA), Patrick Kinney (USA), Paul Kirshen (USA), Paul Kovacs (Canada), Lourdes Villers Ruiz (Mexico)
William Anderegg (USA), Jessie Carr (USA), Anthony Cheng (USA), Thea Dickinson (Canada), Ellen Douglas (USA), Rob de Loë (Canada), Hallie Eakin (USA), Daniel M. Gnatz (USA), Mary Hayden (USA), Maria Eugenia Ibarraran Viniegra (Mexico), Elena Jiménez Cisneros (Mexico), Michael D. Meyer (USA), Amrutasri Nori-Sarma (India), Landy Sánchez Peña (Mexico), Catherine Ngo (USA), Greg Oulahen (Canada), Diana Pape (USA), Ana Peña del Valle (Mexico), Roger Pulwarty (USA), Ashlinn Quinn (USA), Daniel Runfola (USA), Fabiola S. Sosa- Rodrigquez (Mexico), Bradley H. Udall (USA), Fiona Warren (Canada), Kate Weinberger (USA), Tom Wilbanks (USA)
Highly Elevated Atmospheric Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Uintah Basin, Utah
Environmental Science & Technology study authored by Detlev Helmig, Chelsea Thompson, Jason Evans, and Jeong-Hoo Park and published March 26, 2014
Summary of the Technical Roundtable on EPA’s Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
EPA Roundtable dated Dec 9, 2013 and published March, 2014
Estimating the Consumptive Use Costs of Shale Natural Gas Extraction on Pennsylvania Roadways
For state transportation agencies, one measure of costs of shale gas development is the potential degradation of roadways resulting from shale gas development. Published Feb 18, 2014 by American Society of Civil Engineers
Examining the feasibility of converting New York State’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one using wind, water, and sunlight
Authors: Mark Z. Jacobson, Robert W. Howarth, Mark A. Delucchi, Stan R. Scobie,
Jannette M. Barth, Michael J. Dvorak, Megan Klevze, Hind Katkhuda, Brian Miranda, Navid A. Chowdhury, Rick Jones, Larsen Plano, Anthony R. Ingraffea. Study published Feb, 2013
Renewable New York
Invitation dated March 24, 2014 from Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D. to join Renewable New York at www.RenewableNewYork.org
The 2030 Plan for a fossil-fuel free New York
Renewable New York organizational plan summary developed by Stanford and Cornell Universities. Posted March, 2014.
Governor of Virginia Letter to Department of Agriculture re: George Washington National Forest
Letter posted March, 2014
CATF FACT SHEET: NEW RESEARCH -- WHAT WOULD IT COST TO CLEAN UP NATURAL GAS LEAKS?!
March, 2014 Fact Sheet from Clean Air Task Force
Liquid Pipeline: Extreme energy’s threat to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway
by Maude Barlow for the Council of Canadians Acting for Social Justice Posted March, 2014
PSE STUDY CITATION DATABASE on Shale Gas & Tight Oil Development - See more at: http://psehealthyenergy.org/site/view/1180#sthash.OBitPiaF.dpuf
This citation database provides bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to many of the vetted scientific papers housed in the PSE Healthy Energy Library, as well as other peer-reviewed journal articles. This database is a near exhaustive and evolving list of the peer-reviewed literature that directly pertains to shale gas and tight oil development. This literature is organized into twelve different categories, including air quality, water quality, climate, public health, and regulations. PSE Healthy Energy does not necessarily support the methods and the findings of the studies included in this database.
Development of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources in the Appalachian Basin: Workshop Summary
National Academies of Science. Anne Linn, Rapporteur; Committee on the Development of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources in the Appalachian Basin; Committee on Earth Resources; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Water Science and Technology Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council
Shale Gas, Wind and Water: Assessing the Potential Cumulative Impacts of Energy Development on Ecosystem Services within the Marcellus Play
by Jeffrey S. Evans and Joseph M. Kiesecker
Published: February 19, 2014 by PLOS One
Taming hurricanes with arrays of offshore wind turbines
Published by Nature Climate Change (Feb 26, 2014); Authors: Mark Z. Jacobson, Cristina L. Archer and Willett Kempton
OVERVIEW OF THE WATER-ENERGY NEXUS IN THE UNITED STATES
Feb 19, 2014 Report from National Conference of State Legislatures
Matrix Complications in the Determination of Radium Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Water Fracturing Flowback Water from Marcellus Shale
by Andrew W. Nelson, Dustin May, Andrew W. Knight, Eric S. Eitrheim, Marinea Mehrhoff, Robert Shannon, Robert Litman, and Michael K. Schultz
No fracking way: how the EU-US trade agreement risks expanding fracking
March, 2014 Prepared by: Natacha Cingotti (Friends of the Earth Europe); Pia Eberhardt (Corporate Europe Observatory), Timothé Feodoroff (Transnational Institute), Antoine Simon (Friends of the Earth Europe), Ilana Solomon (Sierra Club)
Video: No Second Chance
County legislators from New York talk about their decision to prohibit the procurement, acquisition, storage, handling, treatment, processing, application or disposal of all treated or untreated oil and gas drilling waste byproducts in their respective counties.
On Shaky Ground: Fracking, Acidizing, and Increased Earthquake Risk in California
March, 2014 Study by Jhon Arbelaez, Shaye Wolf, Ph.D., and Andrew Grinberg for Earthworks, Center for Biological Diversity and Clean Wter Action
Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems
A. R. Brandt, G. A. Heath, E. A. Kort, F. O'Sullivan, G. Pétron, S. M. Jordaan, P. Tans, J. Wilcox, A. M. Gopstein, D. Arent, S. Wofsy, N. J. Brown, R. Bradley, G. D. Stucky, D. Eardley, and R. Harriss
Science 14 February 2014: 733-735
Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas
by Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer, Feb 18, 2014 reported by the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel.
Oil & Gas State Land Leasing: Draft Outline for Communication Plan (8/20/12)
Draft Plan created in Ohio to support fracking in state lands. Posted Feb, 2014
FERC says no environmental impacts. What about these?
Factsheet from www.StopThePipeline.org. Posted Feb, 2014
Project SWIFT: Shale-Water Interaction Forensic Tools
Developing sensitive tests for detecting contamination associated with shale bed methane production in the Appalachian Basin by Syracuse University. Posted Feb, 2014.
The Rapid Industrialization of Frac Sand
Food and Water Watch, Jan 2014 The swift proliferation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has brought a host of environmentalandpublichealthimpacts, including those associated with the
increased demand for industrial silica sand.
Shale gas risk assessment for Maryland
Report for Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Citizen Shale by Ricardo-AEA/R dated Feb 11, 2014
Long-Term Energy Development Has Negative Impacts on Counties Fossil Fuel Specialization Leads to Lower Per Capita Income, More Crime and Less Educational Attainment
Headwaters Economics/December, 2013 Executive Summary
Long-Term Energy Development Has Negative Impacts on Western Counties - See more at: http://headwaterseconomics.org/energy/western-counties-fossil-fuel-development#sthash.FLBAhGm5.dpuf
Prolonged oil and natural gas specialization leads to lower per capita income, more crime, and less educational attainment
Oil and Gas Extraction as an Economic Development Strategy in the American West: A Longitudinal Performance Analysis, 1980-2011
Study by Headwaters Economics by Julia Haggerty, Patricia H. Gude, Mark Delorey, Ray Rasker
Video: Health Commissioner Nirav Shah Testimony Feb 3rd, 2014 ( 02/02/2014) (Complete)
3 Hours 22 Minutes. Dr. Shah says the review when completed will be open for peer review. Not that Joe Martens will wait for this review to approve fracking.
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING & WATER STRESS: Water Demand by the Numbers
A Ceres Report Authored by Monika Freyman
Shareholder, Lender & Operator Guide to Water Sourcing
Map: Water Competition for Shale Development in North America
Accompanies report Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress.
Economic Realities of Shale Gas Development in New York State February 2014
Submitted to accompany verbal testimony presented at Feb 4th Public Forum Hosted by Senator Tony Avella, Albany, New York, titled “Economic Realities of Hydrofracking”
Prepared by Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., Economist, Pepacton Institute LLC
Binghamton University Frack Busters Video
Jan 31, 2014. 2 hours. New York Shale gas potential – at Binghamton University in Vestal, New York. Posted on NoFrackingWay by Chip Northrup.
U.S. Department of State Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)
Jan, 2014 Applicant for Presidential Permit: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP
Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado
by Lisa M. McKenzie, Ruixin Guo, Roxana Z. Witter, David A. Savitz, Lee S. Newman, and John L. Adgate
Received: 27 February 2013 Accepted: 28 January 2014 Advance Publication: 28 January 2014
Trouble Brewing in the Great Lakes
Food and Water Watch, January 2014. But the industry, seemingly hard pressed to make North America the leading producer of oil and gas, is putting the integrity of the Great Lakes in danger with the development of Alberta’s toxic tar sands oil and intensive energy extraction methods such as hydraulic fracturing.
EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
On December 9, 2013, EPA reconvened the study’s Technical Roundtable. Subject-matter experts discussed the outcomes of the 2013 Technical Workshops, stakeholder engagement, and plans for the draft assessment report expected to be released in December 2014. Technical Workshops and Roundtable Materials are available at the EPA link.
Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil and Gas Wells in Waters Offshore California
Letter from 150 environmental organizations to the California Coast Commission asking to halt offshore fracking, December 12, 2013.