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EPA reports on hazardous substances at the XTO blow-out site

An official EPA document reports that over 250,000 gallons of "hazardous substances" were present o
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What would evacuation look like?

On February 14, 2018, in Belmont County (OH), a fracking well being completed by XTO Energy experienced what the company described as a "loss of containment," accompanied by an explosion and fire. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for a one-mile radius of the well pad, with some consideration of extending it to two miles. (See our related story.) If a similar incident were to occur at the proposed Edgar Thomson site, the corresponding evacuation zone would encompass parts of 17 different municipalities.

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Ohio is burning: Where is that XTO fracking fire?

On February 14, 2018, an XTO frack well suffered what the company terms a "loss of containment" -- that is, in plain language, an explosion and fire. Days later, residents within a mile of the site were still prohibited from entering the area, while a well-control contractor assembled workers and equipment to begin recovery operations.


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The plastic "value chain" - An overview

See our latest update on the PetroChemical Build-Out.

Methane emissions in PA may be five times the DEP's estimates

A new analysis from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) indicates that the "official" estimates of methane from Pennsylvania's oil and gas industry may be under-counting by as much as a factor of five.
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Appalachian Storage Hub: A Petrochem Horror

This overview, provided by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), describes the so-called Appalachian Storage Hub from the perspective of West Virginia:
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Hydraulic Fracturing and infant health: New evidence from Pennsylvania

In a peer-reviewed scientific paper, an interdisciplinary team of researchers reports on their analysis of over one million Pennsylvania births, spanning the years 2004-2013.
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"Stop the Madness!": June 20 Rally and March


Marcellus Protest is one of eleven organizations who joined in a "Stop the Madness!" rally and march on Tuesday, June 20, in Pittsburgh. Our purpose was to stand in solidarity with those who are bearing the burden of fossil fuel madness, and to send a message the fossil fuel industries and to President Trump: "Not in our name!"
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