Oil & Gas Activity in Tennessee

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Data on TN’s class II injection wells can be downloaded here. Last updated: February 25, 2019

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24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves

Perhaps you already know this, but climate change has a devastating link to our health.

From the effects of extreme heat, climate-related natural disasters, and air pollution to the spread of infectious diseases and the impact on food and water, there is no aspect of our individual and collective health that climate change won’t touch.

But there is good news: we can still act to lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the damaging health effects of climate change.

That’s why this year’s 24 Hours of Reality broadcast will focus on the connection between climate change and health and show the world that it’s time to act.

Every year we spend 24 straight hours focusing the world’s attention on the full truth, scope, and scale of the climate crisis with a live global broadcast featuring former US Vice President Al Gore, Climate Reality Leaders, activists, celebrities, community leaders, and more.

This year’s broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves, will take place from 8 PM EST on December 3 to 8 PM EST on December 4.

Save the date and learn more

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2018 Shale and Public Health Conference

The 2018 Shale and Public Health Conference will be held:

Wednesday November 14, 2018
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (registration/sign-in at 8:30)

The sixth annual Shale and Public Health conference is presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Club. Each year, the conference features presentations on the latest research regarding shale drilling and public health by academics and government researchers from the Pittsburgh area and across the country.

Conference itself is free – $14 for buffet lunch

Featuring new research and practical applications:

– Nicole Deziel, PhD of Yale presenting a study on shale gas activity and sexually transmitted infections in Ohio
– Research on Childhood Cancer in Pennsylvania
– Public Health and the Plastics Lifecycle
– Improving access to health information and treatment
– and more…

Free and open to the public.

American flag, sunset - Photo by Aaron Burden. Vote boldly!

Vote Boldly and Carry a Big Heart

To say the November 6th election is important might be the understatement of the century. With a climate in peril, fossil fuel interests eviscerating the planet, and politicians sowing discord and demonizing those in greatest need, the voice of the people must be heard from sea to shining sea and everywhere in between.

The hate and horror of the Pittsburgh massacre shook us to our core. It was an act of despicable violence on the victims and everyone in America. Depravity upon humanity takes other forms – whether it’s malice towards people yearning for a better life or atrocities against nature perpetrated by the oil and gas industry. Darkness tears at our society and the ecological and community fabric with which it is woven.

Our hearts ache for those killed or wounded at the synagogue. The murders were premeditated madness. Less obvious and excruciating are vile efforts to compromise civility, compassion, democracy, and wellness for political gain or profit.

We may have reached a new low, but we climb higher. The Tree of Life, while shaken, stands strong. Rooted in justice and sowing seeds of mercy, it is nurtured by light and an endless stream of stewards caring for the earth and one another. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman wrote of next week’s election, “hate is on the ballot.” In the spirit of love manifest after last week’s tragedy, let’s gather at the polls on Tuesday and, together, shape history.


By Brook Lenker, Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance

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