Environmental Impact

"And by reason of their boundless pride. . .there shall be nothing remaining on the earth or under the earth or in the waters that shall not be pursued and molested or destroyed."
Leonardo da Vinci

from The Footprint of Mining, Oil, and Gas - Environmental Working Group

(See full article for detailed analysis of resource extraction industry in the American West.)

Natural Gas Health and Environmental Hazards
- Excellent article with extensive links from the Energy Justice Network

BLM: Drilling will bring haze (to Yellowstone National Park)
- August 11, 2005 - Casper Star-Tribune

Federal report: Environmental lapses in oil, gas drilling
- July 20, 2005 - USA Today

For a Week's Worth of Gas
- Sept/Oct. 2004 issue - Mother Jones feature article

Otero Mesa Drilling Puts Ground Water at Risk
- August 6, 2004 - Albuquerque Journal

Read how wastes from oil and gas exploration and production are exempt from federal hazardous waste regulations: US EPA Document (*.pdf)

Oil and Gas Pollution
- From OGAP website

Hydrogen Sulfide, Oil and Gas, and People's Health
- Masters of Science Thesis, University of California, Berkeley

O.S.H.A. Safety Bulletin
- Report on fatal accidents at waste disposal facilities. Potential flamability of waste from gas leases, 2004

Contamination Incidents
- From Earthworks website

Barnett Shale Drilling: An Insatiable Thirst
- From the Bluedaze blog, 8/23/07

Soil Contamination Citation
- From the Energy Citations Database

Groundwater Study (Texas Water Development Board)
- Groundwater Availability Model

Chemicals Used In Natural Gas Development & delivery
- From the Endocrine Disruption Exchange website.(TEDX)

Truck Traffic At Gas Wells
- From Linda Yarbrough. Text and pics showing tanker trucks servicing FW gas well, 9/04/07

Radioactive Wastes From Oil & Gas Drilling
- From the E.P.A.