• 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

  • Updated: BREAKING: Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/22/1293937/-BREAKING-Jury-awards-3-million-in-first-fracking-case Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 07:20 PM PDT by TXsharon When you present the evidence to six people who know nothing about fracking, they find fracking guilty. I wrote a diary on Daily Kos when Lisa Parr’s doctor found drilling chemicals in her blood and lungs. That was back

  • 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,