Monday, June 28, 2010

Pennsylvania DEP talks Fracking with Everyone

According to an associated press report this afternoon, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection has promised to post a list of fracking chemicals used in PA. Some of these drilling compounds have been associated with neurological problems or other serious health effects. DEP promised to post the list online sometime this week. It may be the first time that residents will be able to see a complete catalog of natural gas drilling chemicals used in the state. DEP officials say they assembled the list using information that drilling companies are required to provide. Let's hope DEP posts it in an obvious place so that people can find it......

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  1. The Center for Healthy Environments & Communities (CHEC) of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health wanted to let you and your readers know about a new tool for tracking data related to gas extraction activities - FracTracker. Check out the blog ( and the data management tool (