Tag: health

“Risk of harmful health effects is low” for residents living near oil & gas operations

“Risk of harmful health effects is low” for residents living near oil & gas operations

Despite significance of findings, report received almost no press attention by Courtney Loper, EnergyInDepth Last month at an oil and gas forum in Broomfield, Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a landmark health assessment found that “the risk of harmful health effects is low for residents living [near] oil and gas […]

7 most absurd claims made in Physicians for Social Responsibility methane report

7 most absurd claims made in Physicians for Social Responsibility methane report

Contrary to PSR claims, fracking is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping mitigate climate change By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Just in time for the U.S. Senate’s impending vote on repealing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane rule, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has churned out a repackaging of debunked anti-fracking studies and talking points […]

By February 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

Solar ambulances can bring services to rural areas By Mushfique Wadud DHAKA, Feb 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Inexpensive, solar ambulances that can fit down narrow laneways is set to hit the road in rural Bangladesh this year, its manufacturers say. The three-wheeled van, as well-equipped as ambulances used in Bangladesh’s cities, runs entirely on […]

By February 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pipelines carrying Marcellus gas improving health, saving New Yorkers millions

Pipelines carrying Marcellus gas improving health, saving New Yorkers millions

Majority of New Yorkers  live in real world that means an increasing need for infrastructure like pipelines By Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth “Ironic” doesn’t even begin to describe the situation in New York when it comes to the subjects of fracking and natural gas. First, the state banned its own residents from producing the shale beneath […]

By December 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Fort Cherry emissions study debunks National Geographic hit piece on fracking, health

Fort Cherry emissions study debunks National Geographic hit piece on fracking, health

By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth The National Geographic Voices Blog published a story by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) this week aimed at stoking fears over unfounded claims that volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from shale development pose a threat to public health. Considering the piece was authored by a “reporter” from the Environmental […]

By November 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Natural gas could provide $50 billion in health benefits – Study

Natural gas could provide $50 billion in health benefits – Study

Potential decreases in greenhouse gases and air pollution make it impossible to deny the benefits of gas production by Jack Anderson, EnergyInDepth A cross-disciplinary team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently released a peer-reviewed study finding significant health and climate benefits as a result of the increased use natural gas for electricity generation. In […]

By October 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Activists repackage debunked reports misleading latino communities on health

Activists repackage debunked reports misleading latino communities on health

Claims laid out in report makes it clear, authors far more interested in garnering headlines than looking at science by Randy Hildreth, EnergyInDepth The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is out today with yet another report – this one claiming that emissions from oil and natural gas development are disproportionately impacting the health of Latino communities. […]

By September 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Texas oilfield relief initiative announced by Railroad Commission

Texas oilfield relief initiative announced by Railroad Commission

“With the current industry downturn, at stake is the survival of the state’s small producers and the oil industry’s many marginal wells” – Craddick AUSTIN – Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick announced details of her Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative as the first rule amendments of the project were rolled out during the Commissioners’ open conference. The initiative […]