• Not One Well!

    Not ONE Well! Another 14 day comment period is open now until August 18th.  As they say the devil is in the details… IDNR has opened the “second” comment period following the August 2nd Public Hearing on Woolsey’s application for the first frack well. These comments should pertain to testimony or evidence that was received

  • EPA’s Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

    Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (Final Report) Overview History Downloads Notice EPA is announcing the availability of the final report, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on

  • Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction)

    The Compendium is a fully referenced compilation of the significant body of scientific, medical, and journalistic findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking. Organized to be accessible to public officials, researchers, journalists, and the public at large, the Compendium succinctly summarizes key studies and other findings relevant to the ongoing

  • Induced Earthquakes Increase Chances of Damaging Shaking, Wastewater Disposal From Fracking Primary Cause

    U.S. Geological Survey | March 28, 2016 12:41 pm | For the first time, new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards. This is also the first one-year outlook for the nation’s

  • USGS acknowledges human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater injection associated with oil and gas production

    Coping with Earthquakes Induced by Fluid Injection Released: 2/19/2015 2:15:00 PM Contact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communications and Publishing 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119 Reston, VA 20192 Susan  Garcia Phone: 650-346-0998Leslie  Gordon Phone: 650-329-4006 MENLO PARK, Calif.— A paper published today in

  • New York Times on Governor Cuomo’s Ban on Fracking, Citing Health Risks

    Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State By THOMAS KAPLAN DEC. 17, 2014 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas.

  • When we fight we win!

    Big Win for Grassroots Group as County Board votes to Deny a Permit to Minard Run Oil Company The county board room erupted in applause as the McLean County Board voted 15 to 3 to deny a drilling permit to Minard Run Oil Company from Pennsylvania. “It is really encouraging

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Department of Natural Resources

    November 12, 2014- Several Southern Illinois citizens and SAFE (Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment) have filed a complaint against the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Nine violations in total show that rulemaking procedures were not followed as required under Illinois law. Plaintiffs are requesting an injunction be granted

  • Physician fleeing Pennsylvania gas wells fights Berkshire pipeline

    http://theberkshireedge.com/physician-flees-tracking-fields-pennsylvania/ By Karen Andrews Sunday, Aug 3 Editor’s Note: Karen Andrews has transcribed parts of a Pittsfield Community Television interview of Dr. Mehernosh Kahn on Pittsfield Community Television (see below). He was interviewed by Rachel Branch and Jane Winn of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. He talked about his assessment of the health

  • ‘Conclusive Link’ Between Fracking, Aquifer Contamination Found in Texas

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/06/06-1 Scientists say water samples from Texas man’s well show identical chemical signatures from nearby gas drilling operations – Jon Queally, staff writer Independent scientists who have reviewed a water analysis conducted by state authorities of a Texas resident’s drinking well say the chemical signatures found in the water may