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The implications of unconventional drilling for natural gas: a global public health concern

Public Health
11 Oct 2013
Finkel, M.L. and J. Hays

This commentary explores the need for research to quantify the potential risks to the environment and to human health from unconventional natural gas development in both the short-term and long-term.

PSE Analysis of Allen et al. 2013. “Measurements of Methane Emissions at Natural Gas Production Sites in the United States”, PNAS.

16 Sep 2013

We identify a number of methodological issues that render this study incomplete and problematic in terms of it being representative of well site methane emissions in the real world.

Open Access
Peer Reviewed

Modern Natural Gas Development and Harm to Health: The Need for Proactive Public Health Policies

ISRN Public Health
17 May 2013
Madelon L. Finkel PhD, Jake Hays MA, and Adam Law MD

Commentary discusses the downside of modern, unconventional natural gas development and its potential for harm.

Peer Reviewed

The Shale Gas Boom and the Need for Rational Policy

American Journal of Public Health
16 May 2013
Madelon Finkel PhD, Jake Hays MA, and Adam Law MD

A commentary calling for precautionary policy measures in the absence of methodologically sound data on potential harms to the environment and human health from shale gas development.

Fluid Migration Mechanisms Due to Faulty Well Design and/or Construction: An Overview and Recent Experiences in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Play

January 2013
Anthony R. Ingraffea. Ph.D. P.E.

This PSE brief introduces the mechanisms leading to loss of well structural integrity and examines the prevalence of fluid migration from faulty wells in the natural gas industry and potential impacts for the Marcellus region.

Ten Problems with New York’s Shale Gas Drilling Plan

PSE/EWG Joint Report
13 Jun 2012

An analysis by New York-based Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy and the Environmental Working Group, based in Washington, D.C., finds that the Cuomo administration deserves some credit for adopting what appears to be a more conservative approach to drilling as reported in the New York Times today. But state officials have still not resolved the significant scientific gaps.

PSE Analysis: API/ANGA Report, June 2012

Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy
18 Jun 2012
RW Howarth, A Ingraffea, R Santoro

PSE experts analyze the widely publicized report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and find methodological flaws and incomplete reporting.

Setbacks: How Far is Far Enough?

Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy
11 Jan 2012
Stan Scobie

Stan Scobie, Ph.D. SGEIS comments submitted to the NY Department of Environmental Conservation re: substance migration from gas wells and setback distance.

Public Health Considerations of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement

Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy
11 Jan 2012
Adam Law and Jake Hays

PSE statement submitted to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Ingraffea: Some Scientific Failings with the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Statement And Proposed Regulation

Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy
08 Jan 2012
Anthony Ingraffea

Dr. Tony Ingraffea's SGEIS statement submitted to the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

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