The Environment Committee approved a House bill that would allow the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to regulate fracking waste. Along with the Judiciary Committee, it also moved forward a Senate bill that would “prohibit the storage or disposal in this state of materials produced as a by-product of fracking activities.”
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Over 100 Long Island residents plan to protest outside a political fundraiser tonight feting retiring Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, where Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to appear, to send a message of opposition to fracking in New York State. For more on this story, visit: Long Island protesters to send anti-fracking message to Cuomo at McCarthy
The legislative battle over banning or regulating “fracking waste” in Connecticut opened Friday with a barrage of testimony about the environmental dangers this industrial byproduct may bring. Connecticut’s new commissioner of energy and environmental protection, Robert Klee, urged lawmakers to give the state authority to regulate the wastes produced by natural gas drilling as a
Unfortunately, states without industrial oil and gas development such as Connecticut can still be negatively impacted by the disposal of waste products from fracking. Oil and gas companies often look to other states to dispose fracking waste. Volumes of toxic, radioactive, and caustic waste pose storage, treatment, and disposal problems: Toxic Fracking Waste Contaminated flowback
State legislators, environmental and consumer advocates, and community leaders gathered to announce the launch of a statewide campaign to ban the importation, processing and/or treatment of fracking waste in Connecticut. The legislative sponsors of a Fracking Waste Ban Bill will join with experts and community leaders to discuss the legislation and grassroots efforts to support it.
At the press conference, the legislators and activists highlighted an “I Heart CT” sign and hundreds of “Valentines” with messages of support for the legislation from state residents written to their representatives.
A coalition of public health groups, environmental organizations and concerned citizens is coordinating a radio and internet campaign this week designed to alert Connecticut citizens to the dangers posed by the importation, processing and/or sale of waste materials produced by fracking.
One of every 7 fracking chemicals are known or suspected endocrine disruptors. Keep fracking waste out of ConnecticutDec 28th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
A statement from the Concerned Health Professionals of New York statement says that “of the 700-plus chemicals that can be used in fracking — 100 are known or suspected to be endocrine disrupters.” You can help groups in Connecticut who are dead set against fracking waste being sent to Connecticut for disposal. Click on this Environmental Headline for more information.
The PowerPoint presentation reveals a clear link between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for shale gas in Dimock and groundwater contamination, but was censored by the Obama Administration. Instead, the EPA issued an official desk statement in July 2012 – in the thick of election year – saying the water in Dimock was safe for consumption.
Millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for consumption by wildlife and livestock with formal approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to public comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Contrary to its own regulations, EPA is issuing permits for
Pennsylvanians want to put a moratorium on fracking. And it’s not just a few thousand, but a majority of the state’s residents. Pennsylvania lies in the heart of the Marcellus Shale, possibly the most productive shale for gas in the country.
About 2,000 opponents of fracking rallied Monday outside New York’s Capitol, and a new statewide poll found a slight increase in voters statewide who oppose the method of drilling for natural gas. The demonstrators cheered announcement of the poll results while urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New
Although natural gas burns much cleaner than other fuels, there is a problem with the extraction of it from the shale deposits. The extraction methods, called fracking, are poorly regulated and therefore are causing many serious environmental and human health problems. Click on this Headline for more on this story from Nancy Alderman.
On Wednesday, members of Capitalism vs. the Climate unfurled a banner from the bridge connecting the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building. The banner said: “We Will Not Let You Dam Our Rivers, Frack our Land, Sell Our Air.”
The banner referred to Gov. Malloy’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy, which demonstrators say expands Connecticut’s reliance on “false solutions.” Click on this Headline for more from CapitalismvsClimate.
Is shale gas’ ecological footprint really favorable? Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr argue that its exploitation requires and pollutes massive amounts of water and that the damages it cause far outweigh its benefits. New and more rigid regulations are needed to preserve America’s water resources.
Excerpts of Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ panel discussion on climate change: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry at Yale, and Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale School of Forestry’s Project on Climate Change, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus
New York needs to be diligent where Pennsylvania has been carelessNow that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stopped the clock on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in order to give his health commissioner more time to study its potential problems, medical professionals in other states where fracking has arrived have a chance to weigh in. New
Although natural gas burns much cleaner than other fuels, the extraction of it remains extremely problematic. The extraction methods, called fracking, are poorly regulated and are causing many serious environmental problems.
Promoters of modern drilling and fracking celebrate the industry’s newfound ability to extract oil and natural gas from shale and other tight rock formations, calling it an energy “revolution,” a “paradigm-shifter,” a “rebirth” and a “game changer.” One recent report claims that North America might soon become “the new Middle East,” a net exporter of
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say a water quality problem in the Monongahela River that may have been linked to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is going away. Regulators contend that water and air pollution problems are rare, but environmental groups and some scientists say there hasn’t been enough research on those
Scientists studying the fault beneath the Spanish city of Lorca say that groundwater removal may be implicated in a deadly 2011 earthquake there. Detailed surface maps from satellite studies allowed them to infer which parts of the ground moved where. They report in Nature Geoscience that those shifts correlate with locations where water has been