Five years of Shale Gas: Public Health Impacts

Five years of Shale Gas: Public Health Impacts

The evidence is now clear Five years ago, American Journal of Public Health  published an article discussing the potential harm to the environment and human health from horizontal drilling and high volume hydraulic fracturing of shale. At that time the USA were...
US Fracking tour – Day 5 – Pittsburgh and Ithaca

US Fracking tour – Day 5 – Pittsburgh and Ithaca

Thursday 10th Morning – Pittsburgh Meeting after meeting after meeting! We started at 9am with a breakfast meeting, then continued with a Republican Congressman till 11.30, when we boarded a bus that took us on a six hour journey to Ithaca, New York State. I...
US Fracking Tour – Day 4 – Pennsylvania

US Fracking Tour – Day 4 – Pennsylvania

Wednesday 9th Tour of Frack sites Today was a highlight of our visit to Pennsylvania – a tour of the areas being fracked with Vera Scroggins as our guide, a truly remarkable lady who is being sued by industry but keeps on showing people the impacts of fracking from a...
US Fracking Tour Day 3

US Fracking Tour Day 3

Tuesday 8th This was a busy day!  Four meetings of 90 minutes each in three different venues (including the U.S. Capitol !) followed by five hour bus journey to Montrose in rural Pennsylvania. We arrived at our final destination at 11.30pm. Meeting 1 was with...
Fracking by the numbers

Fracking by the numbers

How big is the fracking industry? Environment America have produced a report which gives a startling picture of the extent of fracking in US and some of the impacts caused by this industry.  [Download report] “Fracking by the Numbers” needs wide...