- Wastewater well opposed by some Clearfield County residents secures state permit
Some Clearfield County residents have fought for years to block a proposed injection well to store wastewater from the state’s natural gas fields, but the project has secured a permit from Pennsylvania environmental officials. The Department of Environmental Protection gave its approval this week for the well, which will be operated in Brady Township by [...]
- House Dust Endotoxin Association with Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
Introduction Chronic bronchitis is a common condition that affects 10 million Americans (American Lung Association 2014; Kim et al. 2015). The condition is characterized by airway inflammation and airway remodeling and is typically defined as chronic cough with sputum for ≥3 mo per year for at least two consecutive years (Kim et al. 2015). Emphysema is a complex […]
- Federal budget includes $5 million for Delaware River clean up
The $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday unexpectedly brought good news for environmentalists. Instead of the proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and rollbacks for clean air and water protections, the new federal budget increased funds for a number of environment and energy preservation program, including $5 million for [...]
- Drilling and Production Activity Related to Unconventional Gas Development and Severity of Preterm Birth
Introduction Recent innovations in oil and gas extraction have led to increased use of unconventional gas development (UGD) strategies (U.S. EIA 2010). UGD involves high-volume hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) coupled with directional or horizontal drilling (Rahm 2011) to extract oil and gas from previously untapped shale formations. UGD includes a process of injecting a pressurized mixture […]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.