Every year, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania publish an update to the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction Study Guide. The 2016 Resource Guide is now available for download.
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What happens to the millions of gallons of liquid waste generated by hydraulic fracturing? What are the environmental, public health, & social concerns associated with injection wells that are used for disposal? Come hear the experts and join the conversation! Thursday, September 29 • 5:30pm ‐ 7:45pm Westminster College • McKelvey Campus Center (MCC 334) […]
The 2016 Conference will be held on: November 16, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. University of Pittsburgh University Club, 123 University Place Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s “Straight Scoop on Shale” initiative and hosted by the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Among the highlights of the conference: Brian […]
Download the complete 2014 LWVP Shale Resource Guide This Resource Guide on Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health is an Addendum to the original Marcellus Shale Study Guides developed in 2009-2010 by the League of Women Voters of Indiana County. The Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health Resource Guide was developed and researched over months […]
By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The closest earthquakes presumably caused by hydraulic fracturing stirred about a mile west of the Pennsylvania border, but regulators felt the reverberations in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is considering creating rules for the first time for wells in “seismic hazard areas” — places that may be […]
The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters held a public seminar on the possible health effects of the natural gas industry Saturday at the Indiana Free Library. The event was hosted by League members Vera Bonnet of the Indiana chapter and Heather Wechter from the Allegheny chapter. Bonnet and Wechter talked about the various possible health […]
Dear Secretary Abruzzo, I am writing in regard to decisions that your office will be making about unconventional natural gas extraction (UGE). Some of these decisions may relate specifically to children, such as decisions about setbacks between UGE sites and schools. Other decisions may relate to UGE in a broader sense. As a physician with […]
Gubernatorial candidates answer questions about Act 13, use of Acid Mine Drainage, the proposed ethane “cracker” and more…
PA Environmental Council Q/A With Candidates For Governor On The Environment Tuesday, May 20 is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania! To help inform this important election, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council http://www.pecpa.org/ invited all Republican and Democratic candidates on the ballot to share their views on the most challenging environmental issues facing the Commonwealth today. In […]
Even when pollution discharges from shale gas well pads and impoundments contaminate private water supplies, those violations often go unrecorded or publicly reported by state environmental regulators, according to documents filed in the Pennsylvania Superior Court case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s oil and gas law, Act 13.