• 3 Fracking Facts That Gov. Perry Forgot to Mention

      In response to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)’s wild claims about fracking on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 Radio program this morning, John Armstrong of Frack Action, on behalf of New Yorkers Against Fracking, wanted to remind Gov. Perry about some of the facts he forgot. Fracking wells south of

  • Gasland II screening 7pm Thurs April 17, 2014

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1422261224694486/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcomingGasland II The Green Sanctuary of the Social Action Committee of the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship and SENSE (Students Embracing Nature, Sustainability, and the Environment) are hosting free films and discussions on the environmental issue of high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing “fracking” for oil and gas. Josh Fox’s award winning film,

  • Gasland screening 7pm Wed April 16, 2014

    https://www.facebook.com/events/845857125429960/Gasland The Green Sanctuary of the Social Action Committee of the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship and SENSE (Students Embracing Nature, Sustainability, and the Environment) are hosting free films and discussions on the environmental issue of high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing “fracking” for oil and gas. Josh Fox’s award winning film, Gasland,

  • EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

                                                A well pad in southwestern Pennsylvania. A new study finds that methane levels above shale gas wells during the drilling stage are up to 1,000 times higher than EPA estimates.                                                 (Photo courtesy of Dana Caulton) Also U.S. may be producing 50% more methane than EPA estimate indicated Planet-warming methane

  • Canadians Turn Up The Heat Against The Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline

    Source: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/14/3426238/canadians-protest-northern-gateway/ By Katie Valentine on April 14, 2014 at 9:04 am   “Canadians Turn Up The Heat Against The Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline“     CREDIT: Shutterstock   Residents of British Columbia, Canada are pushing back against Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, a 731-mile twin pipeline project that,

  • Report Offers Grim Predictions for South Texas Air Quality Amid Eagle Ford Oil Boom

    State-funded study projects dramatic increase in emissions from oil and gas development by 2018. Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer Apr 11, 2014 A facility flares in the Eagle Ford Shale’s Karnes County. Karnes is one of the four counties expected to see the greatest growth in oil and

  • New Fracking Studies Conclude We’re not Paying Enough Attention to Health and Environmental Impacts

    New fracking studies conclude we’re not paying enough attention to health and environmental impacts byMeteor BladesFollow, MON APR 07, 2014 AT 10:57 AM PDT Fracking in Wyoming. Four fracking pads for every square kilometer. One of the key problems with hydraulic fracturing—”fracking”—aimed at freeing natural gas and oil from tight shale

  • Oil Consultant Turned Whistleblower Exposes Fracking Crimes in Alberta

    Anthony Hall | April 8, 2014 This You Tube is a compilation of segments from a 90 minute talk. Jessica Ernst worked for more than three decades as an environmental biologist doing research and independent consulting for the Alberta, Canada petroleum industry. One of her main clients was the EnCana

  • Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Brothers’ Financial Interest in Keystone XL Pipeline

      As a writer of environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. I keep questioning if the U.S. is ready to set an example by eliminating fossil fuel extraction. Will we get

  • Congress to EPA: Investigate and Address Water Contamination From Fracking

    For the first time, members of Congress today called upon U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to “investigate and address the water contamination” in Dimock, PA, in Parker County, TX, and in Pavillion, WY. In all three communities, the EPA has previously withdrawn investigations into water contamination and