Licking County Fracking Advisory Committee is retired by county commissioners
TO: Licking County Fracturing Advisory Committee Members
FROM: Licking County Commissioners Tim Bubb, Duane Flowers and Doug Smith
DATE: May 23, 2013
RE: Thanks for your service to Licking County
First of all ‘thanks’ for serving on the Licking County Fracking Advisory Committee in 2012 and 2013. Your service to Licking County is very much appreciated!
During the past year this special purpose committee met eight times on a...
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: BLM rule omits greens’ desires, but Interior says it’s still listening
If environmental groups want a “BLM fracking rule” more to their liking, they’d better get out their pens and start writing.
Obama administration officials ignored most of the requests green groups had made to strengthen the rule in the draft they rolled out yesterday. But Interior Department officials stressed that they are still willing to listen during the “public comment” period.
“We’re very much in the...
72 percent of Ohioans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather
After another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.
Almost 3 out...
New Study Underscores Benefits of Natural Gas Production and Exports for Small Business and Jobs
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published a new report titled “The Benefits of Natural Gas Production and Exports for U.S. Small Businesses.” The report highlights the significant growth in the number of employer firms and jobs in the energy sector between 2005-2010. The job growth is most striking among small businesses. During this same period, total U.S. employment and firms...
Geochemical and isotopic variations in shallow groundwater in areas of the Fayetteville shale development, north-central Arkansas
No evidence for shallow groundwater contamination in Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas.
Methane in groundwater is low and likely associated with shallow aquifer processes.
No relationship between methane and salinity in groundwater and shale-gas wells.
δ13CCH4 and δ13CDIC suggest biogenic origin for dissolved methane.
Water- aquifer rock interaction controls majority of water chemistry.
Exploration of unconventional natural gas...
Shale boom? What happened?
1. It’s a Marcellus shale boom. No, wait, it’s a Utica shale boom.
At first, the Ohio shale boom was all about the Marcellus shale, not the Utica. For example, in October 2010, Chris Perry and Larry Wickstrom of the Ohio Geological Survey gave a presentation on Ohio’s shale prospects, called, “The Marcellus Shale Play: Geology, History, and Oil & Gas Potential in Ohio.” The State geologists saw a big future in the Ohio Marcellus...
Will Ohio’s Landfills Become a Dumping Ground for Radioactive Fracking Waste?
Don’t turn Ohio’s landfills into a dumping ground for radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry.
That’s the message environmental groups hope will resonate with state lawmakers as they consider whether to approve a controversial proposal by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to allow the disposal in Ohio landfills of radioactive-laced drill cuttings from deep-shale oil and gas drilling in Ohio and nearby states.
Useful Insights from Robert Bryce’s book Power Hungry
Title: Power Hungry – the Myths of “Green Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
Author: Robert Bryce
Publisher: PublicAffairs, 2010
Library Call No.: 333.79 Bry
Here are some quotes that I found useful in considering what we need to do about reducing our carbon footprint.
He shared two valuable sources of information:
U.S. Energy Information Administration – http://www.eia.doe.gov/
BP Statistical Review of...
Did climate change cause the Syrian uprising?
Climate change played a role in the Syrian uprising, according to a new study. Due to the devastating drought and subsequent lack of food and water in rural areas, hundreds of thousands fled to the cities, where existing problems were only exacerbated by the influx of new mouths to feed, Kennedy writes.
A new study on the Arab Spring and Climate Change, finds evidence to suggest that it was not merely a coincidence that the Syrian revolution began just...
Pipeline construction in shale boom alters countryside
SCIO, Ohio — For more than 80 years, the view from Jody Snyder’s front porch was sweet and simple: farm fields, woods and rolling hills.
It’s a view she has shared with her husband, Dick, for decades.
But the landscape is changing in rural Harrison County. Now, a battalion of construction workers operates cranes, backhoes and bulldozers that the Snyders watch warily.
The workers are carving a miles-long trench for natural-gas-liquid pipelines that...