• Protestors Arrested Halting Fracking Operations in Pennsylvania State Forest

    In the pre-dawn hours, activists with Marcellus Shale EarthFirst!, Pennsylvania residents and students took action to halt Anadarko’s fracking operation in the Tiadaghton State Forest. Protestors blocked the only access road to a wellpad by locking themselves to barrels of concrete, preventing workers from entering the site. At this time

  • Yes – 42% for Right to Self-government, Ban Fracking, No – 58%: Still a Strong Showing on the Ban Despite Industry Campaign Finance for the Opposition

    Johnson County fracking ban defeated 2 hours ago  •  By Nick Mariano 0 VIENNA – A divisive and what many called a confusing ballot question seeking local Johnson County control over fracking failed at Tuesday’s polls with nearly 60 percent of votes going against it. Many believe the non-binding referendum led to an

  • Research Lights Up Fracking’s Black Hole

    Industry’s silent treatment has been wildly successful Thanks to a silent industry, large-scale studies of gas drilling’s impacts on communities simply do not exist. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Barray) Gagging doctors. Silencing children. Muzzling victims. These are among the tactics used within the oil and gas industry to hide the

  • 200+ Groups Tell Congress and Obama: Reject Fast-Tracking Exports of Fracked Gas Overseas

      Following a push by the Obama Administration and House Speaker John Bohener to fast-track natural gas exports as leverage against Russia in the growing tensions between the nation and Ukraine, Americans Against Fracking and allied organizations today called on President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S.

  • Fracking Debate Heats Up Ahead of Election

    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/your-community/union-johnson/Fracking-Debate-Heats-Up-Ahead-of-Election-249667021.html By Sam Jones By Benjy Jeffords Story Created: Mar 11, 2014 at 10:09 PM CDT Story Updated: Mar 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM CDT JOHNSON COUNTY– The primary election is a week away, and voters in one local county will weigh in on an anti-fracking referendum. Emotions are running high

  • Radioactive Waste From Bakken Oil Fields Raises Concerns About Local Water Contamination

    By Katie Rucke Editor’s note: Some names have been changed in this article to protect the identities of certain individuals who came to MintPress with concerns about how this landfill would affect the health and well-being of those who lived nearby and depended on water sources the landfill could potentially

  • Straight Talk About Fracking from Johnson County Resident Tony Gerard

    Johnson County resident Tony Gerard speaks out about fracking in Johnson County, about ordinary citizens expressing how they feel about fracking, and about risks involved with fracking.   From Tony: “I feel odd about asking people to share a video with me in it- but the Profracking interest is putting

  • Breaking News: Drilling Halted After 2 Earthquakes

    http://businessjournaldaily.com/drilling-down/breaking-news-drilling-halted-after-2-earthquakes-2014-3-10 Monday, March 10, 2014 By Dan O’Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has halted drilling at Hilcorp’s well pad at the Carbon Limestone Landfill in Poland Township. The action, taken this afternoon, follows two earthquakes this morning both of which had epicenters close to the

  • NTSB investigating derailment, oil spill in Lynchburg

    Photo by Paula Mays http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/train-carrying-crude-oil-derails-in-downtown-lynchburg/article_ca91041c-d096-11e3-ae9b-0017a43b2370.html Fire, oil spill into James River highlight growing concern over rail transport of crude Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:11 pm | Updated: 11:27 am, Thu May 1, 2014. BY MICHAEL MARTZ AND REX SPRINGSTON Richmond Times-Dispatch The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an

  • Johnson County Residents Standing Strong Against Fracking; Other Side Said “This Whole Thing Wasn’t About Fracking”

    Johnson County residents are standing strong against fracking, according to the Johnson County residents interviewed in this WSIL interview.  Opponents of the ballot initiative admit that “This whole thing wasn’t about fracking.”   Johnson County officials are apparently concerned about establishing local rights for counties, and have said repeatedly that the