Saturday, August 2, 2014

Amazing tools for querying Oil and Gas production data from PA and NY + stuff I've learned from this

Here are four very useful tools for
scientific investigators, bloggers, journalists, and curious people
for querying PA and NY oil and gas wells'
spud and production data, PA drilling waste,
and toxic chemical spills in NY:

I created this amazing map from one of these databases.

Jerry Action used this data to determine there
was little potential for shale gas in NY.


Here are some amazing things I've learned from having coffee
with the developer of one of these tools today:

Lots of info here: but this is one big takeaway:

You know how the Pro-Gas boosters are always saying

"They've been fracking in NY since the 1970s,
and there's never been any problems!"

This is because, only by examining every record in the
NYS DEC toxic spill database
can you learn this:

Of 6885 spills in this dataset, which is everything recorded
for the last 12 years covering 7 NY counties in the Southern Tier,
none are attributed to any source!

So-- Industrial polluters,
(including the Oil and Gas industry,
one of the biggest offenders in the state)
get a clean bill of health because of shoddy reporting
of chemical spills by NYS DEC.

Check it and share this
where you see is appropriate.

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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