Category: Oil and Gas

Chevron: “War Profiteering”

Jake Johnson writes on Common Dreams January 27, 2023: ‘The Definition of War Profiteering’: Chevron Posts Record $35.5 Billion in Profit for 2022 Chevron announced Friday that it brought in a record-shattering $35.5 billion in profits in 2022, a sum that campaigners said highlights… Continue Reading “Chevron: “War Profiteering””

War vs. Nature

Ukraine has used the Cop27 climate talks to make the case that Russia’s invasion is causing an environmental as well as humanitarian catastrophe, with fossil fuels a key catalyst of the country’s destruction. Oliver Milman writes in The Guardian on November 13, 2022: Svitlana… Continue Reading “War vs. Nature”

VIDEOS: Halt the Harm Summit

‘Halt the Harm’ hosted an online summit highlighting some of the people leading the anti-fracking movement in communities across the United States. Learn about pipeline fights, public health threats, support services, and much more. Tuesday, November 15th Wednesday, November 16th Thursday, November 17th VIDEO:… Continue Reading “VIDEOS: Halt the Harm Summit”

Marcellus Shale Images | Majorsville transformation

Our March 21, 2014 flight over the Utica and Marcellus Shale revealed the rapid pace of development on a huge cryogenic gas plant in a West Virginia valley known as Majorsville (Google Map link) as well as capturing additional images of shale gas production,… Continue Reading “Marcellus Shale Images | Majorsville transformation”

Old Well / New Well Communication Possible in South Strabane Twp PA?

Story by Karen Mansfield of the Observer-Reporter on November 8, 2022 reports: Two South Strabane Township homes test positive for methane November 8, 2022 – South Strabane Township Department of Fire and Emergency Management and the Washington County Department of Public Safety on Sunday… Continue Reading “Old Well / New Well Communication Possible in South Strabane Twp PA?”

EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pennsylvania

Funding came partly from federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Reid Frazier reports on November 4, 2022 in StateImpact Pennsylvania: EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pa. environmental justice areas The grants will pay for 11 projects around the state, totaling $4.27… Continue Reading “EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pennsylvania”

VIDEO: Creating a Healthy Home with Shale Gas Development Nearby

On-Demand Webinar: Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | November 1, 2022 Center for Coalfield Justice, the Environmental Health Project, Physicians for Social Responsibility, FracTracker Alliance, and Mountain… Continue Reading “VIDEO: Creating a Healthy Home with Shale Gas Development Nearby”

Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Dr. Oz flip-flopped on the fracking issue in Pennsylvania. Is he now ignoring his health education and medical knowledge, just to garner votes? Kristina Marusic of Environmental Health News posted an excellent guide October 24, 2022 on the unique environmental health challenges facing Pittsburgh… Continue Reading “Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania”

MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More

OPINION: Joseph Otis Minott | Clean Air Council | October 6, 2022 Big gas has throttled Pennsylvania’s economy and that of the wider Ohio Valley for the last fifteen years. While gas executives like Energy Transfer’s Kelcy Warren and Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon managed to… Continue Reading “MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More”

PA DEP Collects $147,250 Penalty from Rice Drilling B LLC

Erosion & Sedimentation Violations in Greene County plus DEP Found Rice had Hundreds of Other Violations, Including Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 6, 2022 On October 6, the Department of Environmental Protection announced… Continue Reading “PA DEP Collects $147,250 Penalty from Rice Drilling B LLC”