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Dec

17

American Lung Asso. strongly urges EPA to regulate air toxics from Oil and Gas

The American Lung Association together with other organizations filed a public comment with the US Environmental Protection Agency stressing the need for more stringent regulations on air toxics coming from oil and gas activities. The comment reads as follows: From: American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, Amercan Thoracic Society, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of […]

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Dec

12

IHS Report has Fatal Flaw

IHS Global Insight recently released a report on the projected impacts of shale gas to the U.S. economy. The report was a glowing account of jobs creation, tax and revenue generation and beneficial economic impact.The entire report, however, hinges on the assumption that natural gas prices will remain depressed thanks to the abundance of shale […]

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Dec

10

EPA connects fracking to water contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a report connecting drilling for natural gas, including the use of hydraulic fracturing,and the contamination of an aquifer and private water wells in Pavilion Wyoming. According to the press release: “EPA’s analysis of samples taken from the Agency’s deep monitoring wells in the aquifer indicates detection of synthetic chemicals, […]

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