Posts Tagged ‘ fracking ’

Thousands flock to Albany, delivering a pledge to resist fracking | Waging Nonviolence

Aug 29th, 2012 | By

Several thousand people flooded New York’s state capital Monday, delivering letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office containing pledges to take nonviolent direct action against hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking, should gas companies be allowed to drill the state. Since taking office in 2010 Cuomo has been weighing whether to open New York up for fracking, but a

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Environmentalists in Connecticut Look to Ban Fracking

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

Environmentalists like Martin Mador, legislative and political chairman for the Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club, aren’t convinced that we’re safe from the fracking plague. “It’s not happening now,” he says, “but it is possible.” Mador is hoping Connecticut’s General Assembly will prohibit fracking and follow New Jersey’s lead in banning in-state treatment or storage

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Fracking in Connecticut? Summary of July 24, 2012, meeting in New Haven

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

Summary of the “Fracking” Meeting held by Environment and Human Health, Inc. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Yale School of Forestry for all those people in CT who were, and are, interested in the fracking issue for Connecticut.

‘More research needed to address widespread signs of health, environmental dangers of fracking’: Professor

May 31st, 2012 | By

Lack of Research in Rushed Embrace of Shale Gas as “Bridge Fuel” Seen as Troubling WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 31, 2012 – Modern hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is so new that over half of all the shale gas ever developed in the world has been produced in the last three years, which has resulted in nearly

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Like Vermont, Connecticut Needs Hydraulic Fracturing Ban

May 17th, 2012 | By

When Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the hydraulic fracturing ban into law Wednesday afternoon, those who’ve been fighting fracking around the country took heart. Rep. Tony Klein, D-East Montpelier, who co-sponsored the original bill to ban hydraulic fracturing, said officials in Michigan have contacted him seeking advice on how to pursue a ban there. For

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Gas Rush: Fracking in Depth

May 16th, 2012 | By

The controversial gas drilling technique known as “fracking” is quickly changing the landscape in Washington and our own backyards. Last week, Truthout launched a new section called “Gas Rush: Fracking In Depth,” where they try to blog all the groundbreaking coverage of America’s gas boom and the environmental problems caused by fracking. From well blowouts

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Fracking: green groups denounce report approving further exploration in the U.K.

Apr 18th, 2012 | By

Campaigners reacted angrily on Tuesday to the recommendation by government advisers that “fracking” for shale gas can resume in the UK, despite reassurances that the controversial technique is safe. In a report published today, experts said fracking could resume with stronger controls after it was halted last year following two earthquakes near Blackpool after the

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Gas ‘fracking’ gets green light | The Guardian

Apr 17th, 2012 | By

A quick note from the editor: You’d think we in the U.S. had had no problems with the practice of fracking. Doesn’t anyone pay attention to what’s going on with this stuff? Doesn’t anyone care? What’s going on? Ministers have been advised to allow the controversial practice of fracking for shale gas to be extended

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TIME Exclusive: How the Sierra Club Took Millions From the Natural Gas Industry—and Why It Stopped

Feb 5th, 2012 | By

TIME has learned that between 2007 and 2010 the Sierra Club accepted over $25 million in donations from the gas industry, mostly from Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy—one of the biggest gas drilling companies in the U.S. and a firm heavily involved in fracking—to help fund the Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Statement from NY AG Schneiderman on decision to delay vote on proposed fracking regulations

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued the following statement regarding a decision by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to postpone a scheduled vote on its proposed draft hydrofracking regulations. “This delay further demonstrates that the proposed regulations for fracking in the Delaware River Basin are not ready to see the

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The Fracking Industry’s War On The New York Times — And The Truth | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Oct 21st, 2011 | By

Superb investigative journalism by the New York Times has brought the paper under attack by the natural gas industry. That campaign of intimidation and obfuscation has been orchestrated by top shelf players like Exxon and Chesapeake aligned with the industry’s worst bottom feeders.

The Truth About Natural Gas Supply, Costs & Environmental Impact

May 12th, 2011 | By

A detailed new energy report argues that the natural gas industry has propagated dangerously false claims about natural gas production supply, cost and environmental impact. The report, “Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century” is authored by leading geoscientist and Post Carbon Institute Fellow J. David Hughes.

Leaked EPA Documents Expose Decades-Old Effort to Hide Dangers of Natural Gas Extraction | Democracy Now

Mar 4th, 2011 | By

Efforts by lawmakers and regulators to force the federal government to better police the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have been thwarted for the past 25 years, according to an exposé in the New York Times

Reserves make America the global powerhouse | Hartford Business

Feb 8th, 2011 | By

Everyone knows that the nation’s fossil-fuel outlook is bleak. It’s time to face the grim reality that we’ve nearly exhausted our energy supplies. So why is the United States exporting coal and natural gas? It’s doing so because everyone is wrong. America’s fossil-fuel base is vast, and energy professionals — unlike lazy reporters, oblivious talking

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