Scientists

Methane Seeps Discovered in Atlantic Waters From North Carolina to Massachusetts

Methane is leaking from at least 570 locations from a most unexpected place, where the continental shelf meets the deeper Atlantic Ocean, scientists are reporting.

August 26, 2014

Block on Moniz Nomination ‘Old-Fashioned Pork-Barrel Politics’

Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Wednesday blasted South Carolina’s two Republican senators for blocking and objecting to the Senate confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz as secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) to protect a nuclear fuel facility in their home state.

May 9, 2013

Battelle Collaborates with Ohio on Drilling Water Issues

Independent researcher Battelle is deploying scientists and engineers to Ohio to collaborate with state regulators about solving water issues at Marcellus and Utica shale drilling sites with new technology.

November 14, 2012

API: USGS Results in Pavillion Cast Doubt on EPA Water Tests

Results from recent U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) water quality testing in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitoring wells in Pavillion, WY, “raise serious questions about the adequacy of EPA practices in drilling monitoring wells and testing water samples,” said Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute (API) upstream director.

October 22, 2012

Wyoming Well Testing Still Problematic, Governor Says

Even with more cooperation between state and federal officials in the testing of ground water in Pavillion, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that unilateral actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are raising concerns.

October 3, 2012

Wyoming Governor Asks EPA to Speed Up Test Well Responses

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead wrote the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa Jackson, on Monday complaining that his state has yet to get a full response from EPA to questions it raised about the federal agency’s two test wells near Pavillion, WY.

January 19, 2012

EPA Seeks Experts for ‘Unbiased Review’ of WY Water Quality Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations of nationally and/or internationally recognized scientists or engineers to conduct a “thorough and unbiased review” of a draft agency report released in December, which found that groundwater in Pavillion, WY, may be polluted by natural gas drilling and well stimulation practices (including hydraulic fracturing).

January 17, 2012

EPA Seeks Experts for ‘Unbiased Review’ of WY Water Quality Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations of nationally and/or internationally recognized scientists or engineers to conduct a “thorough and unbiased review” of a controversial draft report released in December, which found that groundwater in Pavillion, WY, may be polluted by natural gas drilling and well stimulation practices (including hydraulic fracturing).

January 16, 2012

FRAC Act Wouldn’t Impact Pennsylvania, Official Says

A congressional push to increase regulations on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) would have little impact on Pennsylvania, according to a regional director of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

April 1, 2011

NOAA: New El Nino Could Dampen Hurricane Season

El Nino — the warming of surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific ocean, which can influence the formation of Atlantic hurricanes — has arrived, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday.

July 13, 2009
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