Monday, September 26, 2011

Overview of Health Impacts from Drilling

This ProPublica Article provides a good survey of studies that attempt to get at the health impacts of shale gas development. It includes links to several such studies from CO, TX, WY, and PA.

NPR story on Barnett shale and health

Just found this story from November 2009.

Friday, September 23, 2011

EPA public hearings September 29 - come and speak!

The EPA has issued proposed rule changes that would tighten regulations on air emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. They are holding public hearings in Pittsburgh, Denver, and Arlington. The Arlington hearings run all day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (though there is a 12:30-2:00 lunch break and a 5:00-6:30 dinner break). They are seeking public input - so get educated and come and speak! Details: Arlington Municipal Building in the City Council Chambers located at 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, TX, 76010; tel. 817-459-6122. Earthworks has a talking points and fact sheet.  

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dirty Ol' Town

This is a short film by Don Young that gives a personal perspective on the history (2004-2011) of urban gas drilling in Ft. Worth.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Natural Gas and Climate Change

Check out this story about an NCAR study that concludes: "In summary, our results show that the substitution of gas for coal as an energy source results in increased rather than decreased global warming for many decades…."