Environmental Issues: Transportation

Transportation Main Page

All Documents in Transportation Tagged gas drilling

Don't Drill and Drive
Expanding Oil and Gas Drilling to Boost Transportation Funding Doesn't Add Up

Fact Sheet
There appears to be bipartisan support in Congress for reauthorizing surface transportation legislation in the coming year, however a major roadblock remains: Finding a way to pay for the infrastructure improvements that America so badly needs. The current tax on gasoline purchases cannot fully cover the costs of repairing and upgrading -- let alone expanding -- our country's vast network of bridges, roads and mass transit systems. Failing to efficiently move people and products around the country hurts America's economy and costs all of us time, money and patience. Recently, Republican leaders in Congress proposed filling the revenue hole in the Highway Trust Fund by using royalty fees from new oil and gas drilling. Linking the highway bill to expanded domestic energy production is not a sensible way to meet the nation's transportation needs. Get document in pdf.

Documents Tagged gas drilling in All Sections

3 Things You Should Know About the Massive Southern California Gas Leak
Overview
On October 23, 2015, the Southern California Gas Aliso Canyon underground storage facility in Los Angeles's Porter Ranch neighborhood started spewing natural gas into the soil and air at the rate of 66,000 pounds per hour.
Fracking's Most Wanted: Lifting the Veil on Oil and Gas Company Spills and Violations
Issue Paper
States need new policies and regulations to ensure that the public can easily find information on violations by companies that drill for oil and gas, and that illegal acts are being recorded.
Air Pollution from Fracking Threatens Public Health and Communities
Issue Brief
While the links between oil and gas extraction and potential health effects are well established, a growing body of new research points to associations between unconventional oil and gas development, specifically fracking, and health threats. Although health discussions, particularly in eastern states, have focused on drinking water contamination, there is mounting evidence for a range of health threats from air pollution as well.
Unchecked Fracking Threatens Health, Water Supplies
The rapid expansion of natural gas drilling across the nation endangers human health and the environment.

Overview
The oil and gas industry is seeking to expand natural gas production across the nation, as new technology makes it easier to extract gas from previously inaccessible sites. NRDC supports establishing a fully effective system of safeguards for hydraulic fracturing to protect our health and land and is committed to working with the federal government, states, communities and industry to put these safeguards into place right away.

More >


For older publications available only in print, click here.

Get Updates and Alerts

See the latest issue >

Switchboard Blogs

Proposing an Overdue Oil and Climate Security Fee
posted by Deron Lovaas, 2/5/16
The Story of the Little Tokyo that Could...and Will
posted by Shelley Poticha, 1/26/16
Clearing the Air in India's Polluted Cities
posted by Anjali Jaiswal, 1/15/16
Give the Gift That Will Make a Difference: Clean Energy Boost

NRDC Gets Top Ratings from the Charity Watchdogs

Charity Navigator awards NRDC its 4-star top rating.
Worth magazine named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities.
NRDC meets the highest standards of the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau.


Donate now >

Share | |
Find NRDC on
YouTube