Air pollution has been identified as a big factor in gas development. It's often not seen or smelled but can have long term health impacts.
- - 1601 - [NA] - coming clean, NA - "Warning Signs: Toxic Air Pollution Identified at Oil and Gas Sites"
- "The recent U.S. oil and gas boom has transformed hundreds of communities across the country—from rural areas and small towns to suburbs and cities—into industrial production zones. Oil and gas companies are using unconventional techniques such as hydraulic fracturing—known known as "fracking"—to extract deposits wherever they can be reached, even if those places are in the backyards of homes, near schools or places of worship, or on farmland. Oil and gas production uses hundreds of toxic chemicals that are emitted directly or escape into the air, exposing residents, workers and animals."
- - 1788 - [April 16, 2015] - ClimateProgress, Katie Valentine - "Fracking Wells Could Pollute The Air Hundreds Of Miles Away"
- "Air pollution from hydraulic fracturing operations can likely travel hundreds of miles, even into states with little or no fracking, a new study has found.
The study, published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, looked at hourly measurements of air pollutants like ethane and methane — gases that are found in natural gas — in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. between 2010 and 2013. It found that ethane measurements increased by 30 percent between 2010 and 2013 in the region. "
- - 1950 - [June 9, 2015] - frackorporation, dhippauf - "Gas Gag for Dollars"
- "We’ve heard the phrases “put your money where your mouth is” or “put up or shut up”.
In a variation of these old phrases, natural gas corporations are now saying “take the money and shut up”.
In Finleyville, PA, residents regularly complained about air contaminants, noise levels exceeding 80 decibels (inside their homes), vibrations and light coming from nearby fracking operations by EQT Corporation."