In Pennsylvania and West Virginia, gas drilling has converted rural, agricultural and forested landscapes into industrial zones, with intensive heavy truck traffic, pipeline and shipping infrastructure, and risks to ground and surface waters.
November 18-“Battle of Wetzel” featuring our friends from Wetzel County Action Group.
Hydraulic fracture drilling has been known to use extremely toxic chemicals. A list of 345 of them with substantial product and toxicological information can be found at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange at www.endocrinedisruption.com
In March, US Environmental Protection Agency reversed its 2004 position that hydraulic fracturing did not pose a risk to drinking water by launching a 2-year national study of the water and public health impacts of natural gas drilling.
The United States Geological Survey published a report on water impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling.