Two excellent new collections of peer-reviewed scientific data on horizontal drilling

I do a lot of reading about oil and gas drilling, as many of you do, and I’m often frustrated to see reporting on a peer-reviewed study on a particular topic. I’m usually left wondering how these findings relate to previous studies in the same area.

Today I ran into two amazing sources of compiled information on scientific studies. They’ll keep me busy for awhile. I invite you to check them out as well.

Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy Database
The first source of information is a huge database of scientific peer-reviewed articles maintained by an organization called Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy. The database can be sorted by topic, author, or date, and you can find it by clicking on the button below.

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You can also pull up the articles by topic by clicking on the links below:

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Concerned Health Professionals of New York Compendium
A second source, a compendium of peer-reviewed articles, presentations, public testimony, reports, statements and videos, was published on July 14, 2014 by Concerned Health Professionals of New York, an initiative to call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to conduct a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

The publication is a 70-page document full of fascinating information. You can download it below.
Compendium of Scientific, Medical and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (unconventional gas and oil extraction)

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About davidjkatz

The Moses family has lived on the Stillwater River since 1974, when George and Lucile Moses retired and moved to the Beehive from the Twin Cities. They’re gone now, but their four daughters (pictured at left, on the Beehive) and their families continue to spend time there, and have grown to love the area. This blog started as an email chain to keep the family informed about the threat of increased fracking activity in the area, but the desire to inform and get involved led to the creation of this blog.
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6 Responses to Two excellent new collections of peer-reviewed scientific data on horizontal drilling

  1. Dennis Hoyem says:

    It is extremely gratifying that concerned health care professionals in New York cared enough to cause this invaluable compendium of findings to manifest. Hopefully their concern is contagious. The document is very well written and appropriately summarizes and references very credible and extensive research.

    If more public officials were enlighted with this factual information, they would be much more motivated to promulgate laws, regulations, policies, etc. appropriately protecting public health and safety,

  2. davidjkatz says:

    The involvement of these health care professionals is a key reason that Governor Cuomo banned high-volume fracking in New York today. We’re all doing our part. As Martin Luther King once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

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