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WHAT YOU CAN DO
TO PREVENT FRACKING
TODAY'S FOSSIL FUELS AND THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH
(A forum that will explore the health impacts of continued fossil fuel dependence)
Sunday, September 21 6:00 - 8:45 PM,
Reception 5:00 - 6:00 PM with light refreshments
John Jay College of Criminal Justice,
524 West 59th St (between 10thand 11th Avenues),
New York, NY
Register here: http://childhealthforum.brownpapertickets.com/
People's Climate March
Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014
New York, NY
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
Register at peopleclimatemarch.org.
FERC: IF IT'S NOT RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSE, WE DON'T SEE IT
The adverse impacts of projects like gas pipelines and LNG export terminals extend far beyond the immediate vicinity where the projects are sited. These include "upstream impacts" such as the damage done to human health, natural resources, and local economies in regions where shale gas is extracted, and the deleterious effect of methane emissions on climate change. For years, EPA regional offices and others have argued that these impacts must be considered before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grants licenses for gas infrastructure projects, but the commission continues to conduct sketchy environmental reviews that ignore all but the most obvious immediate impacts.
In an interview with E&E, in late June, acting FERC Chair Cheryl LaFleur defended the commission's practice, saying, "We look at the direct project impacts, we do not do a cradle-to-grave, molecule-by-molecule analysis of where ... a fuel is coming from, what's going to happen at the end of the ship when it goes off to the other side of the Earth and what other fuel it displaces." LaFleur maintained that federal law doesn't allow the commission to take a broader view of environmental impacts, and cited a court decision that found FERC had conducted an adequate analysis in the case of one natural gas pipeline.
U.S. COURT OF APPEALS TO MINISINK RESIDENTS: SUCK IT UP!
In denying a suit brought by the residents of Minisink, NY, who fought to keep a polluting compressor station out of their neighborhood, D.C. Circuit Judge Wilkins acknowledged, "Almost no one would want natural gas infrastructure built on their block" but concluded "such facilities must be built somewhere." In this case "somewhere" is in the heart of a residential neighborhood that is home to many 9/11 first responders who already are suffering health impacts related to toxic exposure.
WHAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO
A month ago it looked like Colorado was set for a showdown over fracking. Grassroots organizers with the backing of millionaire Rep. Jared Polis (D) had collected over a quarter of a million signatures in support of two anti-fracking ballot initiatives—one would have upheld the rights of municipalities to ban fracking, the other would have prohibited fracking within two thousand feet of an occupied building. The gas companies countered with two ballot initiatives of their own, one of which would have withheld state funds from municipalities that impose bans.
The citizen-backed ballot initiatives appeared popular in early polls, but the gas industry threatened to spend twenty million dollars to defeat them, and Democrats feared that Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall would lose their reelection bids if the initiatives remained on the ballot. At the last minute, Polis pulled the citizen-backed initiatives as part of deal in which the industry also withdrew its ballot initiatives and Governor Hickenlooper announced that he would appoint a commission to recommend policy for the state. The move split Colorado's anti-fracking community and let stand lawsuits against the handful of municipal bans in the state. The ban in the town of Longmont was struck down just days before the deal was struck, and a few days afterward, a the deal was reached, a court overturned the Fort Collins ban.
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CCSE UPDATE AND PRESS RELEASES 2014
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CCSE Update 05/20/2014
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CCSE Update 03/18/2014
CCSE Update 01/28/2014
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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.
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CASHING IN ON ALL OF THE ABOVE
U.S. FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTION SUBSIDIES UNDER OBAMA
Dryden & Middlefield Court of Appeals Decision Affirming Lower Court Decisions
Decision June 30, 2014. "Manifestly, Dryden and Middlefield engaged in a
reasonable exercise of their zoning authority as contemplated in
Gernatt when they adopted local laws clarifying that oil and gas
extraction and production were not permissible uses in any zoning
Climate Impacts of Natural Gas Production and LNG Export: A Synopsis of Current Science
August 2014., Creative Commons, Oregon Sierra Club.
TOXIC WORKPLACE: Fracking Hazards on the Job
Food & Water Watch, August 2014.
Blackout in the Gas Patch How Pennsylvania Residents are Left in the Dark on Health and Enforcement
How Pennsylvania Residents are Left in the Dark on Health and Enforcement
Published: August 7, 2014 by Earthworks
By: Nadia Steinzor
FEMA Mitigation Policy: Limits on Subsurface Uses of Hazard Mitigation Assistance Acquired Lands
Policy Number: FP 302-405-146-1, May 5, 2014
Up in Flames: U.S. Shale Oil Boom Comes at Expense of Wasted Natural Gas, Increased CO2
AUGUST 2014 EARTHWORKST OIL & GAS ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT
Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park
Open Letter from members of Congress to Obama
"To enhance our nations' energy security and reliability and to protect our environment, methane emissions must be reduced. Letter signed by 49 members of Congress. May 14, 2014
Video: NRDC's Lehner discusses new stock market index for climate-conscious investing
Could a financial tool geared toward climate-conscious investment be the next generation of finance? During today's OnPoint, Peter Lehner, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses NRDC's new stock market index, launched along with BlackRock and FTSE Group, that excludes fossil fuel companies. He talks about the impacts a fossil fuel divestment strategy could have on Wall Street.
Anatomy of an Industry Front Group How the oil and gas industry runs the show at the Center for Sustainable Shale Development
Public Accountability Initiative, August, 2014 report Executive Summary
UP IN FLAMES: Taxpayers Left Out in the Cold as Publicly Owned Natural Gas is Carelessly Wasted
Western Values Project, May, 2014.
Letter: Shale Gas Development and Mars Area School Permitting Decision
Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy letter to PA DEP dated Aug 12, 2014
Impact of Industrial Wind Turbines on Residential Property Assessment In Ontario
2012 Assessment Base Year Study. Municipal Property Assessment Corp.
Considerations in Signing an Easement Agreement
Pipeline Safety Coalition, Posted August, 2014
Landowner's Guide to Pipelines: Safety, Responsibilities, Your Rights
Pipeline Safety Trust, July 2014
FRACKING BEYOND THE LAW Despite Industry Denials, Investigation Reveals Continued Use of Diesel Fuels in Hydraulic Fracturing
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for effective enforcement of environmental laws. Report Aug 13, 2014
After Action Review Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Incident Response Chevron Appalachia LLC - Lanco 7H Well Fire Dunkard Township, Greene County
This report provides an After Action Review (AAR) of the Chevron Appalachia LLC Lanco 7H well fire incident. This well fire incident occurred from February 11, 2014 through March 3, 2014.
SUMMARY OF BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS INFORMATION GATHERING EFFORTS CHEVRON LANCO PAD A GAS WELL FIRE
This summary offers factual circumstances that may bear upon more complete evaluation of the Lanco A Well Fire and its cause(s).
Blackout in the Gas Patch How Pennsylvania Residents are Left in the Dark on Health and Enforcement
Earthworks report, August, 2014. Author: Nadia Steinzor. Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability Project
Blackout in the Gas Patch: How Pennsylvania Residents are Left in the Dark on Health and Enforcement -
Report Executive Summary by Earthworks, August, 2014. Earthworks conducted a year-long investigation into how DEP permits and oversees gas and oil operations, what has occurred at certain loca- tions, and the circumstances facing numerous households and communities. - See more at: http://www.earthworksaction.org/library/detail/blackout_summary#.U-O8a1ZD5g0
Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development
Authors: Seth B.C. Shonkoff, Jake Hays and Madelon L. Finkel in Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol 122, Num 8, August, 2014
Fracking in the Digital Landscape
2014 Makovsky Report, Makovsky Integrated Communications
Lighting the Way The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013
Jordan Schneider, Frontier Group
Rob Sargent, Environment America Research & Policy Center
Biotic impacts of energy development from shale: research priorities and knowledge gaps
Authors: Sara Souther, Morgan W Tingley, Viorel D Popescu, David TS Hayman, Maureen E Ryan, Tabitha A Graves, Brett Hartl, and Kimberly Terrell. The Ecological Society of America, 2014.
* Exploitation of oil and gas reserves trapped in shale rock, including the extraction process known as “fracking”, poses substantial and unexplored risks to living creatures
• Understanding the biotic impacts of operations that fracture shale to access reserves is hindered by the unavailability of high-quality data about fracturing fluids, wastewater, and spills or violations
• The risks of chemical contamination from spills, deep well failures, storage leaks, and underground fluid migration are top research priorities
• Cumulative effects of shale development may represent the most severe threats to plants and animals, but are particularly challenging to study
Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Poll July 20-23, 2014 544 Registered Voters in Hudson Valley Southern Tier in New York
Q20. Switching gears, the State Department of Environmental Conservation - or DEC - is expected to soon issue a decision on whether or not to allow hydrofracking - that is, the proposed method to recover natural gas from parts of upstate New York - to move forward. How much have you heard or read about it - a great deal, some, not very much, or nothing at all?
Q21. Do you support or oppose the Department of Environmental Conservation allowing hydrofracking to move forward in parts of upstate New York?
Q22A. Hydrofracking is too dangerous as it leads to unsafe levels of methane gas being released
Q22B. Hydrofracking is important in order to harvest the abundant supply of natural gas that is otherwise currently inaccessible
DRINKING WATER: EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated With Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement
GAO Report 14-555, June, 2014.
Improvements Needed in EPA Efforts to Address Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines
US EPA Inspector General Report 14-P-0324 dated July 25, 2014
Fracking Brussels: A Who's Who of the EU Shale Gas Lobby
Friends of the Earth Europe; author Rachel Tansey, published july, 2014
Shale gas and fracking: examining the evidence
Gwen Harrison, Stuart Parkinson and Gary McFarlane; Published by © Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) in July 2014
Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines: Process and Timing of FERC Permit Application Review
by Paul W. Parfomak
Specialist in Energy and Infrastructure Policy November 19, 2013; Congressional Research Servide
DEP’s performance in monitoring potential impacts to water quality from shale gas development, 2009 - 2012
PA DEP Special Performance Audit Report, July 21, 2014.
Development And Integration Of Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned From Germany
Published by FAA Financial Advisory AG (Finadvice), July 2014 by Hans Poser, Jeffrey Altman, Felix ab Egg, Andreas Granata, and Ross Board
Cashing in on all of the above: U.S. Fossil Fuel Production SUbSidieS Under obama
OilChange International, July, 2014. Researched and written by Shakuntala Makhijani, with assistance and contributions from Stephen Kretzmann and Elizabeth Bast.
?CATCHING THE WIND: STATE ACTIONS NEEDED TO SEIZE THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY OF ATLANTIC OFFSHORE WIND POWER
Authors: Catherine Bowes & Amber Hewett –– National Wildlife Federation, 2014.
Shalefield Stories: Personal & Collected Testimonies
Personal & collected stories published by Steel Valley Printers, January, 2014.
Current High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling Bans and Moratoria in NY State Movements Against HVHF
Map and list of areas where gas drilling bans and moratoria have been enacted. Posted July 13, 2014. Prepared by FracTracker.
COMPENDIUM OF SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, AND MEDIA FINDINGS DEMONSTRATING RISKS AND HARMS OF FRACKING (UNCONVENTIONAL GAS AND OIL EXTRACTION)
Concerned Health Professionals of NY, July 10, 2014. Contains evidence of risks of air pollution, water contamination, inherent engineering problems, radioactive releases, occupational health and safety hazards, noise pollution, light pollution, strees, earthquake and seismic activity, abandoned & active wells, flood risks, threats to agriculture and soil quality, threats to climate system, inaccurate job claims, increased crime rates, threats to property values and mortgages, inflated estimates of reserves and profitability, disclosure of serious risks to investors, and medical and scientific calls for more study and more transparency.
Broken Ground On the frontlines of a fractured landscape
"Broken Ground" is a project of the David Suzuki Foundation. To learn more about environmental rights in Canada, visit: www.davidsuzuki.org/healthyenvironment
Written by Alvin Singh and Alaya Boisvert, edited by Gail Mainster and Ian Hanington. Site by Point Blank Creative
Fracking in Carroll County, Ohio An impact assessment
April, 2014 report by Policy Matters Ohio, provides impacts in cost and benefits.
pathways to deep decarbonization
Interim 2014 Report by Sustainable Development Solutions Network a Global Initiative for the United Nations, July 8, 2014. The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is a collaborative initiative to understand and show how individual countries can transition to a low-carbon economy and how the world can meet the internationally agreed target of limiting the increase in global mean surface temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius (°C).
Monitoring Forest Change in Landscapes Under-Going Rapid Energy Development: Challenges and New Perspectives
Authors: Paul D. Pickell, Sarah E. Gergel, Nicholas C. Coops and David W. Andison
Published July 2, 2014
Assessment and risk analysis of casing and cement impairment in oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, 2000–2012
Authors: Anthony R. Ingraffeaa,, Martin T. Wells, Renee L. Santoro, and Seth B. C. Shonkoff "The identification of mecha- nisms through which methane may migrate to the atmosphere as fugitive emissions is important to understand the climate dimensions of oil and gas development." Published by PNAS.org
Video: Fracking Goes Global
LinkTV--27 Minutes. (Earth Focus: Episode 52) US domestic gas production is on the rise because of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale rock by pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals underground at high pressure. Environmentalists say this gas boon threatens water supplies and pollutes air. Now, as fracking expands around the world, so does growing resistance. Earth Focus looks at three countries on the new fracking frontline: South Africa, Poland, and the UK. Reported from South Africa by Jeff Barbee and Andrew Wasley (The Ecologist) from Poland and the UK. Posted June, 2014.
GLOBAL SHALE GAS AND THE ANTI-FRACKING MOVEMENT Developing Union Perspectives and Approaches
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy and Cornell University The Worker Institute, June 2014
Monitoring Water Quality In Areas of Oil and Natural Gas Development: A Guide For Water Well Users
The Colorado Water and Energy Research Center. This guide walks water well users through the process of measuring baseline groundwater quality and quantity. Posted June, 2014
Discussion Paper: Hydraulic Fracturing and Public Health in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Hydraulic Fracturing Independent Review and Public Engagement Process
Lead Author: Dr. Frank Atherton
Expert Panelists: Dr. Michael Bradfield, Kevin Christmas, Dr. Shawn Dalton, Dr. Maurice Dusseault, Dr. Graham Gagnon, Dr. Brad Hayes, Constance MacIntosh, Dr. Ian Mauro & Mr. Ray Ritcey Supporting Contributors: Margo MacGregor, Sarah Saunders & Dr. David Wheeler
To the Ends of the Earth: A Guide to Unconvential Fossil Fuels
Corporate Watch, June 2014. W hat are they? Where are they found? How are they Extracted?Social and Environmental issues. Climate changec ompanies involved Resistance!
Hydraulic fracturing and the management, disposal, and reuse of frac flowback waters: Views from the public in the Marcellus Shale
Authors: Gene L. Theodoria, A.E. Luloff, Fern K. Willits, David B. Burnett. Study Abstract published in Energy Research & Social Science, June, 2014.
CO2, Methane, and Brine Leakage Through Subsurface Pathways: Exploring Modeling, Measurement, and Policy Options
Author: Mary Kang, Princeton University
Air Toxics One Report: Oil Companies Used Millions of Air-Polluting Chemicals in Los Angeles Neighborhoods
An Analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity
, Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles,
Communities for a Better Environment, and the
Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
New York Court of Appeals Dryden Middlefield Home Rule !
No Fracking Way article by Chip Northrup on June 3, 2014. Includes video including Deborah Golderg of Earth Justice, the oral arguments and an interview with Helen Slottje. Links to press coverage on the trial.
Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States
US Dept of Energy, National energy Technology Laboratory, Office of fossil Energy, May 29, 2014 report DOE/NETL-2014/1649. Authors: National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Timothy J. Skone, P.E.; Senior Environmental Engineer Strategic Energy Analysis and Planning Division Energy Sector Planning and Analysis (ESPA); Gregory Cooney, Matthew Jamieson, James Littlefield, Joe Marriott, Ph.D.
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Towards a Road Map for Mitigating the Rates and Occurrences of Long-Term Wellbore Leakage
Authors: MAURICE B. DUSSEAULT, RICHARD E. JACKSON, DANIEL MACDONALD for University of Waterloo, May 22, 2014.
Post-ABC poll: EPA rules on greenhouse gases
June 2, 2014 poll on EPA rules on greenhouse gases
Why Energy Forecasting Goes Wildly Wrong
Oct 23, 2013 article by Steve Yetiv and Lowell Field in Journal of Energy Science
Beyond 2015: AN INNOVATION-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR GLOBAL CLIMATE POLICY
by Matthew Stepp & Megan Nicholson, May, 2014. Center for Clean energy Innovation
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permitting and Pretreatment for Shale Gas Extraction Wastewater Frequently Asked Questions
draft report issued March 7, 2014 by EPA Office of Wastewater Management
Natural Gas in Your Community Participating in Decision Making & Tracking Infrastructure a Clean Air Council handbook for residents
Clean Air Council...Federal and state agencies, as well as environmental organizations, promote public participation in decisions that affect air quality and public health. From writing comments on proposed rules or permits, to speaking at public hearings, having input from the public is a critical part of the process for ensuring that decisions related to natural gas development prioritize public health and the environment.
Health and fracking: Should the medical profession be concerned?
This article attempts to summarise the health concerns and discuss
them within the South African context. Published in the South African Medical Journal, May, 2014.