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News Wrap-Up Week’s End May 22nd

May 22, 2011

Drillcuttings (Source:

May 10

DC Bureau: New York State Dismisses Radiation Threat From Gas Drilling Cuttings

May 13

New York Daily News: Gas and tap water simply do not mix: Mark Ruffalo says feds must review safety of hydrofracking

How will fracking effect our food supply?

May 14

Gilt Taste: What Will Fracking Do to Your Food Supply?

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Western Pennsylvania firefighters trained in natural-gas blazes

May 15

Dallas Morning News: In midst of gas boom, anti-drilling movement gains ground

Lancaster Online: 2 farmers assail gas drillers at forum Western Pennsylvania residents talk about experiences before sympathetic crowd of about 100 people in Lancaster city

The Washington & Greene County Observer-Reporter: Driving for CNG conversion

Historic sites such as these petroglyphs outside Bluff Utah are at increasing risk from natural gas drilling and fracking(Source: Andrea Peacock)

May 16

Alternet: New Oil and Gas Drilling Techniques Threaten Utah’s Cultural and Environmental Riches

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Clamor increasing to regulate Marcellus shale gas drilling

WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania GOP presents details of drilling ‘impact fee’

The Susquehanna River at the Market Street Bridge in the Wilkes-Barre area.(Source: Clark Van Orden/The Times Leader)

May 17

Charleston Gazette: State officials call Marcellus radiation a non-issue

Marist College Poll Press Release: Hydrofracking in NYS: No Consensus Among Residents … About One in Five Unsure

ProPublica: Gas Drilling Companies Hold Data Needed by Researchers to Assess Risk to Water Quality

Rolling Stone: The Fight Over Fracking: Josh Fox vs. Big Gas, The Oscar-nominated filmmaker exposed the dirty secrets of gas drilling. Then the industry decided to play rough

Reuters: Will Fracking Derail Natural Gas Vehicles?

Scranton Times Tribune: DEP cites persistent flaws in Cabot wells and keeps drilling on hold in parts of Dimock

Wilks-Barre Times Leader: Susquehanna is ‘most endangered’: Natural gas extraction industry blasts notion that it’s responsible for river’s problems

May 19

New West Energy: Despite Ozone Spikes, More Drilling Proposed for Wyoming’s Pinedale Anticline

ProPublica: Forced Pooling: When Landowners Can’t Say No to Drilling

May 20

Luzerne County Citizen’s Voice: PUC gives nod to eminent domain power for pipeline company

New York Times / Greenwire: Frack Study’s Safety Findings Exaggerated, Bush EPA Official Says

May 21

Harrisburg Patriot News: Chemical industry looking to expand in Pennsylvania because of Marcellus Shale


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