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Its that time in the planning stages. Landowners up an down the pipelines are being approached by the ACP [et al] to do baseline testing. Below is compiled advice on how best to respond as a landowner; what to test for, and methodology. It is a lot to troll through,...read more
In some parts of the country, people are urged to pray for rain. In Oklahoma, the governor once told people to pray for oil prices. But as oil and gas fracking continue to spread throughout the state, Oklahomans’ concern might be more about the industry’s impact on...read more
The bill passed the state House with a veto-proof majority. A bill to ban fracking in the state of Maryland sailed through the state House of Delegates on Friday with a 97–40 majority vote. The bill will now go to the state Senate. A companion bill was introduced...read more
PITTSBURGH – Forty-thousand doctors, nurses and public-health professionals have asked the oil and gas industry to stop opposing policies to reduce methane emissions. In an open letter to the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry lobbying group, the health advocates...read more
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has long been tied to environmental risks such as spills. The frequency of spills, however, has long been murky since states do not release standardized data. Estimates from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) vary wildly....read more
Legislation that would have shielded specific concentrations of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing from public disclosure was rejected in a Senate committee this month, a vote that drew cheers from environmental groups. “The dangers of fracking proved simply too...read more
Only a few dozen people remained at the Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment on Wednesday night after the state’s eviction deadline saw most of the activists leave voluntarily amid a show of force from law enforcement in riot gear. Ten activists were arrested on...read more
Demonstrators protest an executive order that could leave local communities vulnerable to contamination. The anti-Trump resistance isn't just about marching on Capitol Hill; it's about organizing and showing up for your community, every day. "If you want to figure out...read more
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states. The biggest problems were...read more
Thomas Hadwin Friends of Central Shenandoah Dominion and its partners in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) have made what appears on the surface to be an enticing proposal. They have said that we need a greater supply of natural gas in Virginia to fuel our...read more