Schneiderman said “The court’s decision to allow the state review of hydrofracking risks to continue is an important victory in our effort to ensure all New Yorkers have safe water to drink and a clean, healthy environment.” Amen to that, Mr. Attorney General. Click on this Environmental Headline to more.
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Local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry in precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.
Citizens Campaign for the Environment is applauding Gov. Dannell P. Malloy for signing Public Act 14-200 into law, which enacts a three year moratorium on toxic fracking waste in Connecticut. The legislation was passed with strong bi-partisan support in the House and Senate, and saw an outpouring of grassroots support across the state. In total, activists generated over 7,850 signatures and more than 3,250 hand written letters from the public to elected officials in favor of a ban on fracking waste in 2014.
Residents of Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island gathered outside the Democratic Governors Association Thursday, using a puppet performance to protest the governors’ support for the natural gas industry.
They called on the governors to withdraw their support for Spectra Energy’s gas pipeline expansion proposal. Called the “Algonquin Incremental Market” project, Spectra’s project would carry high volumes of methane gas through neighborhoods in Connecticut and other states and, most dangerously, in the vicinity of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.
Pelham, Massachusetts, has become the first community in the state to vote unanimously at their annual town meeting to establish a new bylaw prohibiting the storage, use, or dispersal in town or on its roads of any waste products from the process of hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.
The moratorium, which would run until July 1, 2017, is a bipartisan alternative to a permanent ban sought by environmentalists concerned that waste generated from fracking in Pennsylvania and, eventually, New York could reach Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: CT Senate endorses moratorium on disposal of fracking waste | The CT Mirror.
regardless of how a competing bill that could allow it in for treatment and disposal in the future fares, industry experts, environmental officials and even companies that could profit from treating the waste agree that the chance of such waste coming to Connecticut is roughly zero.
The organization Environmental Action has said that National Public Radio has been airing pro-fracking statements for months, but when the group confronted them about it, they refused to air the group’s anti-fracking sponsored message or listen to their concerns.
News on the current status of the conveyance act, fracking, and other news from the Capitol this legislative session from Margaret Miner of the Rivers Alliance.
“How can you say the operations are sustainable if you don’t know where the water is going, how many chemicals are being used and eventually what’s happening with the waste water?” An order of nuns in Philadelphia are taking on Chevron.
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.”
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.