• Anti-fracking groups celebrate stop on bill

    http://thesouthern.com/news/local/anti-fracking-groups-celebrate-stop-on-bill/article_8a28d5ee-ad11-5b53-a6f7-0eaafefa6cca.html  

  • 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

  • How Fracking Destroys the American Dream

    http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/20/udated-fracking-vs-american-dream-resource-guide/ How Fracking Destroys the American Dream Resource Media | March 20, 2014 4:01 pm | Comments    Last fall, Resource Media compiled an in-depth media tip sheet to provide journalists with background information and sources about the growing body of evidence linking drilling with widespread impacts on property values,

  • Fracking Well Leak Spills 1,600 Gallons Of Oil Drilling Lubricant Into An Ohio Tributary

    Fracking Well Leak Spills 1,600 Gallons Of Oil Drilling Lubricant Into An Ohio Tributary BY JEFF SPROSS ON MAY 9, 2014 AT 11:48 AM   About 1,600 gallons of oil-based lubricant leaked into an Ohio river tributary this week, after an equipment failure at an oil and gas well. The rig site

  • Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development

    Environmental Public Health Dimensions of  Shale and Tight Gas Development Seth B. Shonkoff, Jake Hays, and Madelon L. Finkel http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307866 Received: 9 November 2013 Accepted: 2 April 2014 Advance Publication: 16 April 2014 Abstract Background: The United States has experienced a boom in natural gas production due to recent technological

  • Illinois List of the Harmed – Video & Photos

    We have begun compiling a list of individuals and families in Illinois who have been or are currently being harmed (i.e., negatively impacted) by oil and gas exploration, production and delivery in Illinois. When there are photos or video, we include it by permission. Will we continually add to this

  • Wayne County Blowout – Two People Injured

    Fairfield Rig Explosion Highlights Loopholes in Illinois Fracking Regulations On a sub-zero degree Monday, January 27th, the casing blew out of a Woosley Operating Company oil rig near Highway 15 southeast of Fairfield, IL, wherein, two SAFE volunteers witnessed the wreckage the following Tuesday morning.  Local reports said that two

  • Fracking in the Land of Lincoln

    Greenpeace Releases Video of Contaminated Water in Southern Illinois The international environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, a several decades old nonviolent direct action organization, is now shining a light on our southern Illinois fracking issue. On Tuesday, January 28th, Mitch Wenkus, a Greenpeace filmmaker, just released Fracking in The Land of Lincoln. The short 10:53 minute video features a former oil