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Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Natural Gas Fields

From Scientific American: On a summer evening in June 2005, Susan Wallace-Babb went out into a neighbor’s field near her ranch in Western Colorado to close an irrigation ditch. She parked down the rutted double-track, stepped out of her truck … Continue reading

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Letter to New York from Pennsylvania

A letter from Libby Foust, published in the Ithaca Journal: Our family farm is in Bradford County, Pa. Our farm was one of the first well sites chosen and is now one of hundreds, soon to be thousands. When the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Interfaith Group Opposes Shale Drilling

A statewide interfaith organization has introduced questions of morality and climate change into the debate about Marcellus Shale gas well development. Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light today will issue a four-page “ethical analysis” that declares its opposition to development of … Continue reading

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Scientists Warn Cuomo of Danger to Drinking Water

Dozens of scientists, including four from the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo that it will be practically impossible for municipal drinking water systems to protect against chemicals used in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, also called hydrofracking. Their letter to the … Continue reading

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Water Contamination in Pennsylvania

Darrell Smitsky of Hickory, PA and Bob Donnan of Hopewell Township, PA discuss issues with their drinking water after Marcellus Shale drilling began.

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Seven Spills Per Week in Colorado

Colorado: 350 oil and gas spills in less than two years; benzene found in groundwater; fines are almost non-existent There is an extremely important, and disturbing, story in the Denver Post today. A Post investigation found that four oil and natural gas companies have been responsible for 350 spills … Continue reading

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