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After natural gas drilling began near their rural homes about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Carol Moten and her neighbors noticed that their well water began to smell. Then came the headaches, skin lesions, and diarrhea, in household after household. A two-year-old dog fell over dead.
“We’re talking about little children that have nosebleeds, cats that fall off windowsills,” she said.
Three years ago, Moten and her neighbor, Donald Allison, visited Dr. Amelia Pare in nearby McMurray for their skin infections. Allison’s health continued to deteriorate and earlier this month he died from what the neighborhood understood to be bone cancer. He was 46. Continue reading Cuomo and Corbett Ignore Health Concerns from Gas Fracking
DRYDEN, N.Y. — Landslide elections here and in the neighboring town of Caroline Nov. 8 put to rest any doubts that hydrofracking opponents have the upper hand politically in this Finger Lakes community.
But those lopsided victories will ring hollow unless the Town of Dryden prevails in court against Anschutz Exploration Corp.
Continue reading Dryden and Middlefield Fracking Bans Tested
A struggling Kansas City-based energy company that seeks new investors for $380 million in natural gas infrastructure projects in New York and Pennsylvania is counting on winning two fierce regulatory battles against thousands of opponents.
The company, Inergy, has no time to lose, given what one U.S. senator called its “precariously fragile” construction schedule.
Continue reading Inergy Lines Up Congressmen and Senators to Fight Locals for NY Gas Storage-Transportation Network