Pennsylvania TENORM Report Concludes "Little Potential for Harm"

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the results of its highly anticipated study on potential exposure to Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) associated with oil and gas de(…)

Methane Emissions from Well Sites Found to be Lower than Previously Estimated

Last week the University of Texas, in conjunction with the Environmental Defense Fund and 9 companies involved in natural gas production, released a study which found that 0.42% of natural gas produced in the U.S. is emitted into the atmosphere as met(…)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Releases Details on Ongoing Air Quality Study

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) recently announced that its long-term Marcellus air sampling study in southwestern Pennsylvania will continue for the remainder of the 2013 year.  PADEP also released a guidance document(…)

U.S. EPA Gives Lead to Wyoming in Pavillion Gas Migration Study

On Thursday, U.S. EPA announced that the State of Wyoming will lead further investigation of drinking water quality in Pavillion, Wyoming.  In 2009, EPA began working with the state and local tribes to investigate water quality in the Pavillion area i(…)

U.S. EPA Delays Fracking Study Amidst Congressional Concern

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is extending by more than six months the deadline for the public to submit scientific data and literature to inform EPA’s study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinki(…)

Two Federal Agencies to Cooperate in Study of Air Issues at Drilling Sites

This week the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safe(…)

West Virginia Pit and Impoundment Safety Study Results Released

The Charleston Gazette reports that the pit and impoundment study required by the Horizontal Well Act of 2011, and conducted by West Virginia University, identified problems with how pits and impoundments are constructed and with how state officials i(…)