The ban makes New York the largest and most significant region to bow out of the nation's energy boom because of concerns that its benefits may be outweighed by the risk.
Or maybe they did spot them and didn't bother to report them?
“We were absolutely not allowed to talk to them,” said Tammi Stuck, who worked as a community health nurse in Fayette County for nearly 36 years.
The pollution comes from both hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and conventional drilling methods to extract petroleum and natural gas.
By a 4-2 vote, the court ruled that the zoning provisions in the Oil and Gas Act were unconstitutional.
New testing of treated wastewater from fracking shows that it contains high levels of radioactive radium, along with chloride and bromide.
Income from oil and gas production doesn’t always trickle down to landowners, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay in royalties.
"Telling someone when you're going to frack, where you're going to frack and what chemicals you will use, is like a murderer telling you he's going to shoot you on your front porch at noon tomorrow using an AK-47." "At the end of the day, you're still dead."
DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study's findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania.
Range Resources paid approximately $750,000 to Stephanie and Christopher Hallowich of Mt. Pleasant Township for their 10-acre home after a Marcellus Shale wells and compressor station set up shop next door, and the couple became frightened of potential impacts on their children's health.
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