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The plastic lifecycle starts with oil and gas extraction and extends through manufacturing, consumer use, and waste management.David Azoulay, Director of the Environmental Health Program at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and coauthor of “Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet” report, details potential exposur…
 
Ethane, a byproduct of natural gas extraction, is used in ethylene production, the primary feedstock for plastic manufacturing.Steven Feit, an attorney in the Climate and Energy Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and coauthor on their “Fueling Plastics” investigative series, explains how the U.S. fracking boom is now t…
 
Millions of barrels of flowback and produced water, laden with toxic chemicals, come to the surface during oil and gas production.Dr. Isabelle Cozzarelli, Research Hydrologist in the USGS National Research Program, describes the wastewater cycle from fracking to disposal including risks to human and environmental health, and invites nonprofit organ…
 
The United States has over three million miles of pipelines used for gathering, transporting, and distributing natural gas and liquids, including crude oil.Carl Weimer, Executive Director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, provides details on who is in charge of pipeline safety and what happens when pipelines fail. He addresses potential health and envi…
 
Biocides may be released into the environment in produced water through spills, surface water disposal, or reuse, potentially impacting public health and the environment.Dr. Thomas Borch, Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University, discusses why biocides are used in fracking and describes the difficulties ide…
 
As unconventional oil and gas extraction evolves, the scale of operations expands to include more wells, more chemicals, more sand, more emissions, more waste.Dr. Tony Ingraffea, Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, at Cornell University, explains how this increase in scale leads to higher risk of environmental pollution and potential health impacts…
 
The uncertainty surrounding environmental and public health impacts of fracking can lead to individual and community stress.Dr. Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University, discusses social stressors such as diminished quality of life, feelings of uncertainty and powerlessness, and community tens…
 
“Beneficial reuse” of produced water, a byproduct of oil and gas development, includes road spreading for dust suppression and deicing.Dr. William Burgos, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State University, describes beneficial reuse of produced water focusing on dust suppression for roads. He addresses chem…
 
As fracking operations move closer to populated areas, communities are concerned about potential impacts on their health and safety.Dr. Gregory Howard, environmental public health scientist and consultant, describes various health study designs with a focus on the goals and needs of the community and the decision makers they are trying to reach as …
 
Industrial noise pollution is generated during development of an unconventional oil and gas well site.Dr. Michael McCawley, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at West Virginia University, discusses the adverse health impacts associated with stress from environmental noise exposure. He describes t…
 
While many NGOs have worked with communities to enact fracking bans, there has been less success on the state level.Brooke Harper, Maryland Policy Director at Chesapeake Climate Action Network, discusses the strategies used in Maryland to mobilize support to ban fracking in the state. She highlights the importance of building support at the local l…
 
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