Entries by Ben

Marcellus Shale Hydrofracking Surface Water Impacts

SkyTruth’s Marcellus fracking monitoring project to a big step forward with our recent (first week of July) trip into the field. Being on the ground observing the sites, the pipelines, road work and traffic that all revolve around the massive drilling industry presence in the region was an eye-opening experience. In studying the rapid development […]

Marcellus Shale Hydrofracking Surface Water Impacts

Hi guys, I’m Ben Pelto and I am interning with Skytruth this summer. I am working on our surface water impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling project. Below is a map of Pennsylvania with all of the permits and spuds (where drilling has started) for 2011 only. That is one heck of a lot of action […]