Monthly Archives: April 2012

Toxic Secrets of Act 13; and why a new Declaration of Independence on May 10

In the April 24 edition of the Butler Eagle, State Senator Mary Jo White (R) argues that Act 13, the new legislation governing oil and gas development, is a “good law.” http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20120424/EDITORIAL02/704249853/-1/Editorial  If Act 13 is such a good law … Continue reading

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Presentation notes from Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, PA

Had a lovely time today presenting to Mount Aloysius chemistry students about shale drilling.  I am posting these notes in hopes that they can be useful to others talking about and thinking about this issue.Many of these points are documented … Continue reading

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I Don’t Get It – Where’s the Gas Fracking Benefit for Consumers?

Here’s the thing – the gas companies PR machine constantly sells the idea that new, abundant sources of natural gas from hydraulic fracturing of tight shale formation (like the Marcellus) is driving prices down, thus is a boon to consumers.  … Continue reading

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