• 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

  • 100 Helpful Resources on the Dangers of Fracking


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  • 6/7/14 Peace Coalition vigil on fracking

    Press Advisory and Announcement 30 May 2014 The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois is sponsoring a vigil to raise public awareness of the violent nature of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as well as the nonviolent character of developing renewable sources of energy. The vigil takes place at the corner of Illinois

  • Bill that would have sped up fracking in Illinois dies

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-fracking-speedup-bill-dies-in-springfield-20140528,0,5572516.story By Julie Wernau Tribune staff reporter 11:37 a.m. CDT, May 28, 2014 A bill that sought to speed up the start of fracking in Illinois is dead, legislators said at a press conference this morning. A southern Illinois legislator introduced it Friday in Springfield in an attempt to get

  • Voice of the Reader: Yes, it’s frustrating

    http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/mailbag/voice-of-the-reader-yes-it-s-frustrating/article_8111a4ac-2b7c-5880-bafe-f85de631290c.html May 16, 2014 1:00 am To the Editor: “Frustration is growing over delays in fracking” stated a headline in your April 27 edition. It’s interesting that those reported to be frustrated are those who would make considerable profits from fracking in Southern Illinois. I wonder if they will be