- Fracking Chemicals could migrate toward drinking water supplies
- U.S. EPA adopts first air rules on fracking, but drillers have until 2015 to comply
- New Report by Agency Lowers Estimates of Natural Gas in U.S.
- WV Water Research Institute Videos
- Will our natural gas boom help us?
- The Coal Age Nears Its End
- Appalachia Midstream Fined for Albany Township (PA) Violations
- Report urges increase in severance taxes
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Scientists say advocates on both sides increasingly spin every shred of research to fit their own views, and ignore the bigger picture. Read the article in R & D Magazine.
By RYAN TRACY
The Wall Street Journal – Monday, Sept 26. 2011
GRANVILLE SUMMIT, Pa.—Sherry Vargson has cooked with water from a five-gallon jug for the past year. It’s inconvenient, but preferable to using tap water containing enough methane gas that she can light a match and see an orange flame flare out of the faucet.
Lighting Water on Fire
Pocahontas County Commissioners traveled to Wetzel County to see firsthand the impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Read the article in The Pocahontas Times
This audio shows how the gas industry uses its influence at universities and with county governments to affect public perceptions, policy, and possibly, elections. A real eye opener. This is an hour long radio program that you can stop and start.
Listen to the program on WBEZ’s This American Life
The Marcellus Shale website has lots of photos and information about drilling.
Drilling in West Virginia – see web page >
CHARLESTON — The Joint Select Committee on Marcellus Shale raised drilling permit fees and gave some tax relief to surface owners Wednesday afternoon.
Read the article in The Dominion Post
There’s gas in these hills, but not as much as previously thought, according to a recent government report.
Read the article in The Pocahontas Times.
The Pocahontas County Commission wants to avoid troubled waters in the Birthplace of Rivers and one commissioner is suggesting that the county pay for baseline testing of water wells.
Read the article from the Pocahontas Times.
Many communities trying to keep fracking, drilling, or big box stores out are finding they don’t have the legal right to say no. Read the article in Yes Magazine.
View local laws drafted to ban ‘fracking’.