Tag: Washington County Pennsylvania

UPDATE: Revolution Gas Plant Fire Christmas Day

David E. Hess provides a detailed update on the Christmas Day ’22 event at Energy Transfer’s Revolution Cryogenic Gas Plant in Smith Township, Washington County, PA: DEP Ongoing Explosion/Fire Investigation: Energy Transfer Reported An Uncontrolled Release Of Ethane For 9.5 Hours From Its Revolution… Continue Reading “UPDATE: Revolution Gas Plant Fire Christmas Day”

Pennsylvania Taxpayers Paying to Plug Wells

PA DEP Releases Bid Solicitations To Plug 46 Conventional Natural Gas Wells In Armstrong, Washington Counties At Taxpayer Expense By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | January 5, 2023 On January 5, the Department of Environmental Protection released three more requests… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Taxpayers Paying to Plug Wells”

Is Cell Phone RF Affecting Your Sleep & Health?

What about trees?? One peer-reviewed study showed that trees were being damaged by a 5G base station. Other studies point to multiple human health concerns, and clearly indicate that more studies and precautions are needed. “The occurrence of unilateral damage is the most important… Continue Reading “Is Cell Phone RF Affecting Your Sleep & Health?”

PA HAZARD MITIGATION PLANS: Comments due by January 7, 2023

Counties, PEMA Need to Include a Complete Vulnerability Assessment of all Natural Gas Facilities in Pennsylvania, County Hazard Mitigation Emergency Plans By Cat Lodge, Washington County, Pennsylvania ResidentJanuary 2, 2023 My family’s home is in Washington County and we have more Marcellus and Utica… Continue Reading “PA HAZARD MITIGATION PLANS: Comments due by January 7, 2023”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Fracking & Flaring BLOOPERS 2009

From a fish kill in our public park, to a torched impoundment liner on Labor Day, to repeated spills into a small creek, air pollution violations and more spills, 2009 had more than its share of Marcellus Shale bloopers! CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK: NOx… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Fracking & Flaring BLOOPERS 2009”

3 Major Natural Gas Articles from David Hess – PA Environment Digest Blog

Mr. Hess served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2001 to 2003, Executive Deputy at DEP from 1995 to 2001, as staff to the PA Senate Environmental Committee and various positions in the former Department of Environmental Resources, working on… Continue Reading “3 Major Natural Gas Articles from David Hess – PA Environment Digest Blog”

Pennsylvania DEP Permit Notices | Compliance Dashboard | Nov 5-12, 2022

The following DEP notices were published in the November 12 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog Land Recycling/Brownfield Cleanups — Lower Mount… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania DEP Permit Notices | Compliance Dashboard | Nov 5-12, 2022”

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”

SPECIAL PROTECTION WATERSHEDS: Victims of Repeated Abuse and Lingering Pollution in PA

David Hess published a story October 29th about microplastics being found in ALL of Pennsylvania’s BEST trout streams tested. This disturbing news revived my memories of repeated fracking spills into our county’s Special Protection watersheds, over one 4 year period. Here are both our… Continue Reading “SPECIAL PROTECTION WATERSHEDS: Victims of Repeated Abuse and Lingering Pollution in PA”

Water Summit: Oct. 20 & 27 by SWPA Water Network

MISSION: Protect public health and the environment, enhance community and system resilience, and deliver economic, ecological and social benefits for all people in the ten county region. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest | September 5, 2022 The Southwestern PA Water Network… Continue Reading “Water Summit: Oct. 20 & 27 by SWPA Water Network”