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Is there a Link between Earthquakes and Shale Gas Drilling?

By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH – Communications Specialist, CHEC, GSPH; DrPH Student, GSPH While we don’t typically post about earthquakes on FracTracker’s blog, as public health professionals, we should be prepared for such incidents. Apparently, various towns have reported unusual seismic activity near shale gas drilling operations. For example, Residents in Guy, Arkansas are experiencing […]

Recap of GSPH’s Shale Gas Conference (Morning)

If you were unable to attend the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s all day conference, Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction: What is known, and what can we predict?, here is a recap of the morning sessions for you provided by CHEC’s staff. Program | Morning Summary (below) | Afternoon Summary | […]

Collaborative online resources from the EARTHWORKS summit

On Saturday, CHEC presented at the EARTHWORKS People’s Oil and Gas Summit 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA. Of the many fantastic presentations and information made available, we would like to provide some links from the presentations that were a part of the technology panel in which Samantha Malone and Chuck Christen participated: The view from above – […]

Marcellus Shale Violations by Drilling Operator

DEP violations for Marcellus Shale gas wells, January 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010. With updated Marcellus Shale violation, production, and well data for Pennsylvania on our DataTool, it is now possible to determine which of the drilling operators are the best and worst corporate citizens. Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Violations Data by Operator. Please note […]

FracTracker Visualizes Violations of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act by Congressional District

By: C. D. Volz, DrPH, MPH John Dawes of the Environmental Integrity Project put up a very useful dataset onto FracTracker’s DataTool showing the geographical location of congressional districts. I have visualized this dataset along with locations of violations of the PA Oil and Gas Act across the state. One can get further information on […]

Denver, CO – Final Days of the APHA Conference

By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH – Communications Specialist, Center for Healthy Environments & Communities (CHEC) of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), & DrPH Student, GSPH During the final days of the APHA Conference and my trip to Colorado, I spent a lot of time working on the University of Pittsburgh […]