• 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

  • 6 Reasons to Celebrate the Growth of the Ban Fracking Movement

    Wenonah Hauter | March 3, 2014 4:04 pm | Comments It’s hard to recall a moment since last November’s election sweep in Colorado as indicative of both the breadth and growing power of the movement to protect communities from fracking. Through a series of outrageous developments, we’ve also seen recently,

  • Drilling vs the American Dream: Fracking impacts on property rights and home values

    http://www.resource-media.org/drilling-vs-the-american-dream-fracking-impacts-on-property-rights-and-home-values/#.UxVGtIXEH6D November 4, 2013 Drilling conflicts are almost always described in the context of their impacts on air, water and health. But increasingly, as the drilling boom sweeps the country, another part of the drilling story is starting to bubble up in drilling hotspots like Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York, Wyoming

  • 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

  • Breaking: Los Angeles Passes Fracking Moratorium

    http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/28/breaking-los-angeles-passes-fracking-moratorium/ Brandon Baker | February 28, 2014 3:19 pm Los Angeles is the largest city in the U.S. to place a moratorium on fracking. City council unanimously voted Friday afternoon to send a moratorium motion to the city attorney’s office to be written as a zoning ordinance. It will then return to

  • FrackGate Comes to Illinois? Media Blackout on Fracking Vote

    Jeff Biggers | February 26, 2014 9:14 pm | Comments As the national media puts the spotlight on the “FrackGate” public relations scandal in Ohio, where state officials worked to “marginalize opponents of fracking by teaming up with corporations—including Halliburton—business groups and media outlets,” Illinois residents behind a ballot initiative to ban fracking