FRACKING THE EAGLES FORD SHALE by The Weather Channel is a comprehensive look at fracking and what it does to air quality.The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas is the site of one of the biggest energy booms in America, with oil and gas wells sprouting at an unprecedented rate. But local residents fear for their health - not from the water, but from the air they breathe. Our eight-month investigation reveals the dangers that come with releasing a toxic soup of chemicals into the air.
PA State Mapping Tool
PA Oil & Gas Mapping-
This mapping system allows you to measure distances from well pad to you. See the map below with the measured distance between Connoquenessing School and the nearest well pa.
The Woodlands: a Video by Rich Waters
Residents in Connoquenessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania share their fracking experience. Film shared courtesy of Nature Abounds' friend Rich Waters, a local photographer and videographer who is documenting how fracking is changing the lives of his neighbors in Southwest Pennsylvania.
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Water for Woodlands benefit!
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Dr. John Stolz to Discuss Woodlands Water Contamination Research, Saturday April 26
"Well Water Quality and Unconventional Shale Gas Extraction in a Butler Community"by Dr. John Stolz, Duquesne University's Center for Environmental Research and Education
The environmental impacts and microbiology of unconventional shale gas extraction is a major interest of Dr. Stolz and his laboratory. Dr. Stolz and his team have been studying the water contamination in the Connoquenessing Woodlands and Dr. Stolz will speak about their findings.
Free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 pm
Where: Butler Public Library
218 N. McKean St.
Butler, PA 16001
John F. Stolz, Ph.D.Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education; Professor, Environmental Microbiology
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences; Center for Environmental Research and Education
2nd Annual Fossil Free Energy Fair- July 26
Marcellus Outreach Butler
Slippery Rock University Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator (SEA)
Slippery Rock University
Advanced Technology & Science (ATS) Hall
Slippery Rock University
(What Did You Do Once You Knew?)
Butler County’s shale gas development has increased dramatically in the last 2 years. Most people are within 2 miles of an unconventional gas well, compressor station, pipeline or gas processing plant. Exposure to air pollution from natural gas drilling activities can be harmful and will differ each day depending on the weather.
What You Can’t See . . . Could Hurt You
Thank you Dr. Ingraffea for your stellar presentation.
The Science of Shale Gas: The Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells, Methane Emissions and Implications for Policy
Dr. Anthony R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E.
Succop Theater - Butler County Community College - Butler, PA
Nov. 21, 2013 - Watch the presentation below.
See more at: www.psehealthyenergy.org
_Founded in 2010, our Mission is to provide a strong, credible voice to protect the health and safety of our communities from the effects of the natural gas drilling and preserve the resources of clean water and air for our communities through the following activities:
- Creating and distributing publicity and educational materials
- Organizing Gasland and other film screenings
- Using Social Media, such as Facebook and YouTube to progress our efforts
- Be a communications team for Butler County
- Writing editorials and news releases
- Supporting and promoting protests and actions as needed
- Share personal stories and experiences of the health and safety risks
- Fund raising for our activities
- Advocate for a ban on unconventional shale drilling until proven safe to human health.
Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”