Welcome to nogreenslime.com, where the distortions, half-truths and lies by groups claiming a number of environmental impacts from natural gas development are exposed and rebutted with slime-busting facts.

Earthworks Report Chooses Old Data Over New Data

by Joe Massaro joe@energyindepth.org, Pittsburgh, Pa. This week, the anti-oil and gas group Earthworks released a report on water use in the Marcellus region, exhausting nearly 90 pages to eventually arrive at the conclusion that hydraulic fracturing, in its view, uses too much water. In so many ways, the paper is classic Earthworks. Like other extended press [...]

New methane study is encouraging for fracking backers

By Timothy Puko Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 10:45 p.m. Updated 9 hours ago A nationwide study has made what may be a big first step in settling important questions over the gas boom’s impact on climate change, suggesting that natural gas wells probably don’t leak as much air pollution as previous worst-case estimates indicated. [...]

MSN Money…Right on the Money

MSN summarizes the economic surge being experienced in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania, thanks to the development of natural gas reserves, calling the city a “boomtown.” Why Pittsburgh is becoming a boomtown Proximity to new oil and natural gas sites is drawing interest from abroad and fueling the city’s economic and population growth The Primanti Bros. [...]