• 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

  • Fracking-Linked Earthquakes May Strike Far from Wells

    http://www.livescience.com/45322-fracking-wastewater-farther-earthquakes.html?cmpid=557645 By Becky Oskin, Staff Writer   |   May 02, 2014 04:18pm ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Fracking may cause earthquakes much farther from the sites of its wastewater wells than previously thought, researchers said here Friday (May 2) at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America. Click http://www.livescience.com/45322-fracking-wastewater-farther-earthquakes.html?cmpid=557645 to

  • A Fracking Manifesto from the People of Illinois to the Nation

        A Fracking Manifesto  from the people of Illinois to the nation June 3, 2013     We know that high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracking (HVHF) is an accident-prone, inherently dangerous industrial process with risks that include catastrophic and irremediable damage to our health and environment. We know that HVHF

  • Subsurface Trespass: Illinois Law Allows Horizontal Wells Under Residents Without Consent or Notification

    The New Fracking Statute: A Huge Loophole and, worse yet, a Trojan Horse by Vito A. Mastrangelo February 12, 2014 During the recent debate about new methods of fracking, the oil and gas industry used the term “fracking” as in “We’ve been fracking for 50 years.”  What they meant, at

  • Newfoundland bans fracking pending more research

    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/11/20131104-132030.html QMI AGENCY Amid ongoing anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick that have at times turned violent, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday came out against the process, saying it requires more study. “Our government will not be accepting applications for onshore and onshore to offshore petroleum exploration using

  • Pipeline Problems

    [Photo: The image shows a stress corrosion crack in carbon steel manufactured in 1973. See article with more information. Note the Eastern Gulf Crude Access pipeline would turn an old natural gas pipeline into a tar sands crude pipeline, going through the heart of the Shawnee National Forest.  (Photo: Pipeline

  • I Like Clean Energy website

    http://www.ilikecleanenergy.org/ Please visit this website for information on moving Illinois forward with clean energy.  Thanks!

  • How to make Illinois into a clean-energy leader

    http://grist.org/climate-energy/how-to-make-illinois-into-a-clean-energy-leader/ By David Roberts Shutterstock Illinois is a big deal where power is concerned: of U.S. states, it’s the sixth largest consumer of electricity and the fourth largest producer. It has more nuclear power plants than any other state and is unusually dense with underutilized transmission lines, which are at

  • NTSB investigating derailment, oil spill in Lynchburg

    Steve Helber   Firefighters and rescue workers work along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River near downtown in Lynchburg, Va.., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Police said that 13 or 14 tanker cars were involved in the derailment.(AP Photo/Steve

  • Families Sue Frackers for $120 Million

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/25/67330.htm Friday, April 25, 2014 CONWAY, Ark. (CN) – Eight families sued a natural gas company for personal injuries they attribute to its fracking operations, which emit half a pound of toxic emissions per minute, 24 hours a day, year round. The lawsuit comes two days after a Texas jury