The following is a direct quote from PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille in his opinion overturning major parts of Act 13.
"By any responsible account, the exploitation of the Marcellus Shale Formation will produce a detrimental effect on the environment, on the people, their children, and the future generations, and potentially on the public purse, perhaps rivaling the environmental effects of coal extraction."
PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille
Read more here: Act 13: The Supreme Court Decision and Property Rights
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.
Frack Worker Tells All - Part 1: Medical Problems
Former frack-worker turned whistle-blower, Randy Moyer has been speaking out about the health problems he's had since working with toxic wastewater. Last month, he invited MOB to film a conversation with him. Here is part one of several short videos from that conversation.
How Many Reasons do you Need to Ban Fracking?
Wondering what all the fuss over fracking is about?
Wanting to talk to local, state, federal officials about the dangers of fracking?
This comprehensive report covers at least 19 different categories of issues associated with unconventional drilling and hydraulic fracturing and is by no means exhaustive. It will continue to grow, adding new material, because this problem continues to grow, affecting more and more people nationally and globally every day, from mysterious illnesses to land devaluation to water contamination. Wondering what the fuss is about and wanting to speak out? This report is a good place to start.
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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.
What You Can’t See . . . Could Hurt You
(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.
When: March 15, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: Butler Public Library, 218 N. McKean Avenue, Butler PA
Meeting will include:
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
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Water for Woodlands benefit!
Download informational flyer here.
_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.”