• 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 In all three communities, the EPA has previously withdrawn investigations into water contamination and

  • Facing Unprecedented Extraction Crisis, Illinois Environmental Groups Make Call to Action

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-reynolds/illinois-faces-unpreceden_b_5036219.html Will Reynolds Illinois Environmental Politics Blogger Posted: 03/27/2014 9:48 am EDT Updated: 03/27/2014 9:59 am EDT Illinois is facing an extraction crisis. Expanded coal mining and the looming threat of fracking will create an unprecedented two-pronged threat to southern and central Illinois. Grassroots groups on the front lines of the extraction crisis raised the

  • Both sides of fracking debate plan next move

    http://thesouthern.com/news/local/5ff3fb25-70e2-5870-88a1-0c53319e9f2a.html March 30, 2014 9:00 am  •  By Becky Malkovich Despite a recent loss at the polls, anti-fracking activists will continue their efforts to ban high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Johnson County. A non-binding referendum seeking to ban fracking in the county was turned down by nearly 60 percent of voters earlier this

  • Breaking: 400 Youths Arrested at White House Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline

    Today more than 1,200 youths from across the country marched to the White House from Georgetown University—where President Obama laid out his “climate test”—to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. Once at the White House, 400 youths were arrested while participating in a nonviolent civil disobedience sit-in. This protest was the

  • How 11,000 Oil and Gas Wells Gave Utah Community More Ozone Pollution Than Los Angeles

    Clearly, there’s no comparing the sparse population of Utah’s Uintah Basin and that of the mega-metropolis within the Los Angeles basin. So, how could both places possibly have similar volatile organic compounds (VOCs) levels? Despite an area population of barely 30,000, Uintah County is home to a combined 11,200 oil-