Some 21 Chemicals of Major Concern Identified In Unconventional Oil & Gas Extraction

February 13, 2019

Exploring the endocrine activity of air pollutants associated with unconventional oil and gas extraction From an ABSTRACT by Katherine E. Pelch, Environmental Heath Journal, 2018 Background— In the last decade unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction has rapidly proliferated throughout the United States (US) and the world. This occurred largely because of the development of [...]

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Science Educators Speak to the Misconceptions About Climate Change

February 12, 2019

Climate Change Misconceptions? John Cook Can Help. From the National Center for Science Education, January 2, 2019 >>>. “The climate is always changing.” >>>. “Scientists disagree about the causes.” >>>. “Animals and plants can just adapt.” The three false statements above are just a few of the biggest misconceptions about climate change that afflict many [...]

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Misguided Plans to Store Ethane Underground in Ohio River Valley

February 11, 2019

Some problems with petro storage hub everyone is missing From a Letter by Mary Wildfire, Charleston Gazette, February 2, 2019 Area newspapers are full of editorials and op-eds lauding the proposed petrochemical storage hub as the salvation of the Ohio Valley. Others discuss the downside: the risks of air and water pollution, the degradation of [...]

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Natural Gas Under Pressure Can Go Out of Control Within the Earth

February 10, 2019

Natural Gas in Geologic Formations Can Flow Under Pressure Through and Among the Various Strata Present in a Region Essay by S. Tom Bond, Retired Chemistry Professor & Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV, February 10, 2019 Some friends and I were at lunch the other day when the subject of a fracking well near the [...]

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Update on Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) — Eminent Domain Remains

February 9, 2019

Appeals court allows quick-take of land for Mountain Valley Pipeline From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Ronoake Times, February 5, 2019 An appeals court has upheld the “take first, pay later” approach to building the Mountain Valley Pipeline, in which the company condemned private property in the project’s path before paying opposing landowners for their [...]

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Exaggerated Claims for ACP Pipeline Called Into Question

February 8, 2019

Do an honest assessment of ACP pipeline’s other costs Letter to Editor of Morgantown Dominion Post, February 4, 2019 Rebecca McPhail of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, (DP-Jan.17) makes so many false and deceptive claims about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), manufacturing in West Virginia and environmentalists, it is hard to know what to correct [...]

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Rice Brother$ Seek Major Change$ at EQT

February 7, 2019

Rice brothers want to replace EQT board and CEO From an Article by Liz Hampton, Reuters News Service, February 5, 2019 HOUSTON, TX — Two of the founders of Rice Energy, which EQT Corp bought in 2017, are pushing for a change in the company’s strategy and replacement of its board due to its ongoing [...]

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The Modern Jobs Act Will Promote Solar Power in West Virginia

February 6, 2019

Letter from the Climate Change Lobby to Support Jobs And Clean Energy Dear Friends, If you are concerned about the economic future of West Virginia, please consider contacting Committee Chair of Technology and Infrastructure, Jim Butler, to voice your support for HB 2589 (The Modern Jobs Act). HB 2589 is a bipartisan legislative effort to [...]

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New Penna. Utica Well Being Plugged After Disturbing Other Wells

February 5, 2019

Penna. crews monitoring problem in deep gas well in Westmoreland County From an Article by Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, February 2, 2019 CNX Resources Corp. has spent the past week trying to get a Utica Shale well near the Beaver Run Reservoir in Westmoreland County under control after a problem there was followed by [...]

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“Can We Get To Zero Carbon?” FORUM Held in Pittsburgh on Jan. 29, 2019

February 4, 2019

Three (3) thought-provoking things from the “zero carbon” forum in Pittsburgh From the Report by Scott Blanchard, StateImpact Penna., January 30, 2019 Three experts whose work focuses on issues related to climate change discussed whether it’s possible for the U.S. to eventually get its electricity from carbon-emission-free sources — and what that might look like. [...]

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