Entries of interest tagged with: shale gas

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

“Pennsylvanians’ Pledge to Fight Shale Gas Industry Encroachment and Pollution”

From Berks Gas Truth re: Saying No to Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania. Take The Pledge We will fight for our air. We will fight for our water. We will fight for our food. We will fight for our HEALTH. We … more

PA Judge: Corporations Are Not “Persons”

A New Civil Rights Movement: Liberating Our Communities from Corporate Control Pennsylvania judge holds that corporations are not “persons” under the Pennsylvania Constitution By Thomas Alan Linzey, Esq., Executive Director, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund March 28, 2013—To protect small … more

Karen Feridun: ‘Protecting the Interests of the People’

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 by the green- … 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

Barnaby Ruhe: ‘Ban Fracking Locally’

From Barnaby Ruhe, 5/9/2012: only local action is going to happen, folks. and probably only mothers’ actions with pots and pans. someone has to stop the imminent destruction for the children. that it is a clear violation of fundamental rights, … more

fyi: “Township rejects Marcellus Shale driller’s complaint”

From Dr. Rex A. D’Agostino on Dec 15, 2011: Very interesting article in the New York Times (published 12/14/11): As Gas Drilling Spreads, Towns Stand Ground Over Control SOUTH FAYETTE, Pa. — As energy companies move to drill in densely … more

Wilkinsburg PA Adopts Community Rights Ordinance That Bans Gas Drilling

Tuesday, July 20, 2011 – By a unanimous vote, the Borough Council of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, adopted ordinance number 28-70 that enacts an enforceable Local Bill of Rights, along with a prohibition on natural gas extraction to protect those … more

Testing Mother Nature’s Limits at Our Expense

by Martin Boksenbaum Is it just me or does it seem to you too that those in control—of industry, food production, energy systems, land development, planet and animal genetic patents, and us too—are testing Mother Nature’s limits? What can they … more

Precautionary Principle for Marcellus Shale

Health and Environmental Experts: Follow the Precautionary Principle on Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale Since 2007, Pennsylvania has witnessed a dramatic increase in unconventional development of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, also called … more