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Additional Resources for Local Leagues

Note: The following materials are resources you may wish to use with your Local League Meetings on the Fracking Consensus. They are not required for the study. Possible Discussion Questions for Use with Local League Consensus LWV US and LWV VA Positions...

Possible Discussion Questions for Meetings

These are questions that may be discussed by Leagues prior to the Fracking Study consensus. They may be discussed in any order. There are no right or wrong answers. (a pdf version of these questions can be found here. Are DMME’s proposed r...

Rona Ackerman's Powerpoint Presentation

Rona Ackerman's Powerpoint Presentation from Fall Workshop Day 9/17/16 This set to manually advance. Use the arrows on either side of the screen to move backwards or forwards in the presentation. For a .pdf version of this presentation, please...

Committee Working Documents

Committee Working Documents: Chemicals Used In Fracking - Sue Delos Review of LWV-Virginia Positions - Carol Lindstrom Fracking Economics - Carolyn Caywood A Geologic and Seismic Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Resources - Meghan Dorsett...

Glossary - Fracking Terminology for The LWV-VA Study

(Another excellent glossary with more specifics can be found at OSHA website: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/oilandgas/glossary_of_terms/glossary_of_terms_a.html ) Best Management Practices (BMP) –best practice is a method, process, activity, i...

Working Bibliography for Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Still being updated. Hydraulic Fracturing Study Bibliography/Report

Scope and Purpose of the Study

Scope of and Reason for the Study (directions from the LWV-VA Board to the committee) The scope of the study may include: I mpacts of water withdrawal on ground water and surface water supplies; impacts of inadequate treatment of wastewater...

League on "Fracking"

This is a resource website for keeping people informed about specific topics of interest that are being studied by the League. The current focus is on "hydraulic fracturing". A committee has been hard at work to develop materials for all League members....

LWV California

Position on Environmental Protection and Pollution Control This is not specific only to fracking but it contains many of the most important areas of concern with fracking. Air Quality Energy Land Use Water Resources and Waste...

LWV Colorado

Materials LWVCO Position: Hydraulic Fracturing (adopted 2013) LWVCO webpage on fracking LWVCO Fracking Background Study LWVCO Fracking Consensus Questions LWVCO Cover Letter LWVCO Fracking Glossary LWVCO Letter to the Bureau of Land...

LWV Florida

Florida Fracking Summit: Held October 27-28, 2015 in Ft. Myers, Florida. The following presentations are from the Summit. Health Effects From Fracking, Adrienne L. Hollis, Ph.D., JD Big Cypress National Preserve and Proposed Oil Development,...

LWV New York

Hydrofracking: League Positions League action in this area is governed by numerous environmental positions.  The basis for action is the LWVUS natural resources positions , contained in LWVUS Impact on Issues 2008-2010 and located at pp. 44, 46-47, ...

LWV of Fairfax on "Fracking

LWV Fairfax Informational Study: LWVFA Fracking Article Oct 2014 Fairfax Studies Hydraulic Fracking_lwv-fa_2015_08_01 Full report with footnotes used for the LWVFA Fracking Article Oct 2014 LWVFX-ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFO ON FRACKING – f...

LWV Ohio

LWV Ohio Fracking Webpage LWVUS Fracking Related Positions **Note, the cites here are from the 2012-2014 Impact on Issues. Need to review for modifications and update with page #’s from 2014-2016 Version. (cl) A copy with these changes noted c...

LWV Pennsylvania

LWV-Pennsylvania The Straight Scoop on Shale Drilling 2015 Shale & Public Health Conference Video Presentations: Welcome – Susan Carty & Karen Hacker MD, MPH https://pitt.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ad372275-065d-4341-8af8-0f46951dd822 ...

LWV of Virginia on "Fracking"

Positioned For Action: Complete LWV-VA Positions With History; July 2015 http://lwv-va.org/files/positions-2015-positions-full-zachry.pdf Report prepared for Lynn Gordon, President, LWV of Virginia 5/2/13 LWVVA about EPA comments on fracking...

LWV US on Fracking

League Submits Comments to EPA Science Advisory Board http://lwv.org/content/league-submits-comments-epa-science-advisory-board-0 The League submitted written comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB). T...

LWV-VA Natural Resources

The LWV of Virginia has three sections in the Natural Resources Positions. Each of these has a unique page here. Use these pages to learn more about the positions the LWV of Virginia has stated concerning Natural Resources. AIR QUALITY - LWV of Virginia...

AIR QUALITY

The League’s Position (from full version with history) In order to achieve and maintain acceptable air quality the League of Women Voters of Virginia believes Virginia should:  Adopt the California Standards for low-emission vehicles to achieve an...

LAND USE

The League’s Position (from full version with history) The League of Women Voters of Virginia believes that the Commonwealth should have a long range comprehensive plan reflecting the needs and interests of citizens and flexible enough to meet future n...

Water Supply & Distribution

The League’s Position (from full version with history) The League of Women Voters of Virginia believes that modifications should be made to Virginia's water laws, based on the riparian doctrine and the Ground Water Act of 1973. Specifically we b...

Additional Resources

These pages are for those who wish to do any additional research of their own: Possible tools to use for sharing: Info Graphics and Fact Sheets on “Fracking” Audio and Video Resources (mixed topics) Additional Research Sources: Best Practices – H...

Economics of Fracking

This page will cover the revenues and expenses of hydraulic. Some of the benefits and costs of fracking are short term, others are long term. What steps are or could be taken to best protect the public interest? Who Pays the Costs of Fracking?: Weak...

Audio and Video Resources

These are two resources that will give you enough familiarity with Virginia geology to understand any references you find when researching fracking . Putting together a section of your report on geology would be very difficult and probably would not...

Best Practices - Hydraulic Fracturing

Annex of Regulation and Best Practice for Developing Unconventional Gas - International Energy Agency http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/media/weowebsite/2012/goldenrules/weo2012_goldenrulesreport_annex.pdf Overview of Industry | Guidance/Best Practices...

Environment & Fracking

Facts About Fracking http://www.livescience.com/34464-what-is-fracking.html Green Fracking? 5 Technologies for Cleaner Shale Energy http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/03/140319-5-technologies-for-greener-fracking/ Fracking's Wastewater,...

"Fracking" Basics

Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) From MarathonOilCorp Published on Apr 26, 2012 Safe, cost-effective refinements in hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking), horizontal drilling and other innovations now allow for the production...

Governmental Resources

VIRGINIA Virginia Administrative Code: Agency 25 – Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy – http://lis.virginia.gov/000/reg/TOC04025.HTM#C0150 DMME: VA Dept. of Mines Minerals & Energy DMME Townhall Fracking Comments – click here ...

Health and Fracking

Environmental impact of hydra ulic fracturing Safe Drinking Water Act Clean Air Act .

Hydraulic Fracturing in Virginia

Introduction A review of the history of hydraulic fracturing in Virginia reveals some gaps in our knowledge. While the process has been in use in Virginia for more than 50 years, that process has changed significantly. In particular, there has been...

Info Graphics and Fact Sheets on "Fracking"

Shale Gas and Oil Terminology Explained: Technology, Inputs & Operations From Environmental and Energy Study Institute: Fact Sheet http://bit.ly/2bc2tVQ Marcellus Shale Underlying Drinking Water Supplies: George Washington National Forest Headwaters...

Offshore Fracking

Since there is a possibility that the future could bring issues concerning offshore fracking, here is some of the information about it: Will the Gulf of Mexico remain a dumping ground for offshore fracking waste? When you think of a fracking site,...

Regulatory-Legislative

From Virginia’s Legislative Information System: Energy Policy of the Commonwealth § 67-100   Legislative findings § 67-101   Energy objectives ("The Commonwealth recognizes each of the following objectives pertaining to energy issues ...

Uncategorized

Glossary of Terms Use in the Oil and Gas Well Drilling Industry (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pdfs/83-127g.pdf  

Variations of "Fracking"

Is Fracking for Enhanced Geothermal Systems the Same as Fracking for Natural Gas? http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/print/volume-16/issue-4/geothermal-energy/is-fracking-for-enhanced-geothermal-systems-the-same-as-fracking-for-natural-gas.html...

Water and Fracking

Water and Hydraulic Fracturing: A White Paper From the American Water Works Association (2013) http://www.awwa.org/Portals/0/files/legreg/documents/AWWAFrackingReport.pdf  

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FracFocus

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From Local League Work on Consensus

(Send in your Leagues materials so we can add them here. They could be invaluable in addressing fracking issues that may arise during the Legislative Sessions. Send to info@lwv-va-natres.org) League of Women Voters® of Lynchburg From Sue Delos' presentation, ...

Fracking In The News

News in Virginia: (listed by date with most recent first) 2017 2017, Feb. 26, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia agency says it will not exempt information on fracking fluid from disclosure 2017, Feb. 23, News Leader: Augusta first county in Va....

2017 VA General Assembly Watch

Here are some of the legislative activities involving hydraulic fracturing while this study is in process. Note: HB1389 is a hold over from last year. There has been no current activity with it, so it may truly be "dead". However, "dead" bills have...

HB1678, HB1679, SB1291, and SB1292

Summaries and textual changes for HB1678, HB1679, SB1291, and SB1292 for a pdf version of these bill summaries to print out and mark up, click fracking-bills-2017 . HB1678 – to amend and reenact § 2.2-3705.6 (Roxann L. Robinson) SUMMARY AS...