Entries of interest tagged with: pipelines

FYI: Fracking chemicals still showing up in PA freshwater mussels

Environmental Health News, 10 September 2018—Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental … more

‘PennEast Pipeline – a threat to communities’

On Thursday, November 20, Nurture Nature Center held a program on ‘Pipeline Science: Environmental Considerations for Communities’. Presentations by Dr. Dru Germanoski, Professor of Geology at Lafayette College, and Mark Gallagher, consultant with Princeton Hydro, outlined the risks presented by … more

PennEast Pipeline – Considerations for Communities

PennEast is a high-volume, high-pressure pipeline designed to transport natural gas from the fracking fields of northern PA through the Lehigh Valley and on to markets in other areas [perhaps overseas]. As with any major construction project, impacts on natural resources … more

James Orben: ‘PennEast Pipeline: Coming to a Watershed Near You?’

The PennEast high pressure natural gas pipeline is planned to follow a 105-mile route beginning in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and continuing through Carbon, Northampton, and Bucks Counties. The pipeline is planned to cross the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, the … more

Shale Gas information resources

Here are some information resources for more information on fracking & unconventional shale gas development: Artists Against Fracking Frac Tracker Marcellus-shale.us Physicians, Scientists, & Engineers for Healthy Energy Un-natural Gas If you know of any others we should list, please … more

FYI – Noël Jones article on Fracking

The Neighbors of Easton blog has an article today titled ‘Fracking in Western PA & Rendell’s New “Wuss” Book‘ which also discusses the importance of  defending local self-government. A community rights ordinance is on the agenda for Easton City Council. … more

Protecting the Interests of the People

by Karen Feridun When the residents of Lynn Township, Lehigh County discovered E.coli in their water wells, they approached their township supervisors, asking them to tell a local farmer to stop using fertilizer made from treated sewage sludge that goes … more

Impacts of drilling in Marcellus Shale

In this section, we focus on the environmental impacts of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formations using the fracking or fracturing method (some background info is given on the Marcellus Shale page). Thoughts about use of the resultant … more

The Drive-in Utopia is Closed

By Dennis R. Lieb — Is the planet trying to tell us something? Over the past two centuries it has given up its resources to us; at first freely, then more begrudgingly, and lately with great resistance and negative side … more

Transition to Sustainability Without Marcellus Shale Gas

by Joris Rosse It is our fate to be saddled with feeling our way to an honorable transition from the failed market states to a possible new culture to be nurtured by the exhilarating renewal of an earlier eco wisdom paradigm. … more