What’s in the air? The residents of Powhatan Point OH deserve answers.
After a gas well owned by XTO, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, exploded on February 15, it continued leaking pollution into the air for three weeks. The word “leak” is deceiving–what came out of the Schnegg well was a 100-foot vertical… More »
Challenging Industry-Funded “Research” and What Pennsylvanians Deserve from the Shale Gas Boom
Oil and gas proponents used to insist, there is no evidence of negative impacts from fracking. Then, in several short years, hundreds of studies have demonstrated the very real risks to air, water, health, and the climate. Not happy with the findings, proponents… More »
Earthworks cheers PA move on methane and pushes for DEP and Gov. Wolf to fulfill their promises
After years of government promises and public anticipation, Pennsylvania will soon have brand-new rules to reign in future fracking pollution. Last week, I attended the quarterly meeting of the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee… More »