Environmental Impacts

Information on Marcellus Shale and natural gas, including environmental impacts such as seismic activity, invasive plants, light and noise, soil compaction, effects on forest habitat and wildlife. Knowledge on methane and hydraulic fracturing.

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TeenShale Network Learn From Mock Spill - News News
High school students learn firsthand in monitoring water quality around shale development. More
Courtesy Penn State Extension
Well Mechanical Integrity Data Available for Pennsylvania Wells - News News
DEP provides inspection data on conventional and unconventional oil and gas wells for the past four years. More
pennstatelaw.psu.edu
Third Annual Energy Days at Penn State Set for May - News News
Energy University concept will be part of the discussion. More
Courtesy Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Underground Carbon Sequestration Research Funded by $2.5M Grant - News News
Penn State is part of study of real-time monitoring of an underground carbon sequestration grant. More
www.dmr.nd.gov
USGS Research Indicates Reservoir Sediment Viable for Frac Proppant - News News
Research looked at Missouri River Basin sediment and tested it for possible use as proppant in hydraulic fracturing operations. More
nrel.gov
GE Unveils Plan for Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine - News News
One Haliade-X 12 megawatt turbine will provide power for up to 5,000 households. More
Oklahoma Regulators Revise Rules for Earthquake Activity and Oil and Gas Operations
Oklahoma Regulators Revise Rules for Earthquake Activity and Oil and Gas Operations - News News
Oklahoma regulations are revised to address the increase in earthquakes linked to hydraulic fracturing process. More
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling - Articles Articles
True or false questions about the Role of Water in Shale Gas Drilling in relation to the video. More
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Studies Look at Clean Energy Technologies - News News
The Ohio State University engineers are involved in various research projects to economically convert fossil fuels into electricity – without polluting the atmosphere. More
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Data-Driven Network Provides Honest Engagement on Water Quality Concerns - News News
Shale Network is an academia-driven project to provide open dialogue on water quality and fracking More
usgs.gov
Frozen Methane Hydrates Unlikely to be Released into Atmosphere - News News
Research indicates limited ancient methane makes it to surface waters. More
http://energypolicy.columbia.edu
New Book Provides Insight on Hydraulic Fracturing - News News
Author Daniel Raimi discusses risks, benefits and uncertainties of fracking, as heard in his travels across the US. More
courtesy U360 Univ. of Guelph
Methane Release and Groundwater Research - News News
Researchers from Canadian universities study a controlled natural gas release on groundwater. More
usgs.gov
Alaska’s Energy Frontier Reassessment Highlights Increased Oil and Gas Estimates - News News
The National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska and adjacent areas are estimated to have higher energy reserves than previously reported. More
http://marinerpipelinefacts.com
Mariner East 2 Project Halted by PA DEP - News News
On January 3rd, Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. was ordered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to suspend construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline. More
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