• 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

  • Support the “Green Dozen” Illinois Fracking bills – 2014

    Petition by Lora Chamberlain To be delivered to The Illinois State House, The Illinois State Senate, and Governor Pat Quinn Dear Illinois Lawmakers : Please protect Illinois from dangerous fracking. The rules on fracking at the IDNR are NOT good enough so Frack Free Illinois has introduced 12 bills about fracking in

  • More IDNR Frack Well Loopholes: Strata-X Receives Second Permit to Drill Horizontal Well near Carmi

    STRATA-X RECEIVES PERMIT TO DRILL SECOND HORIZONTAL WELL By: WROYWRUL News Feb 26th, 2014 (Clay County)-Strata-X has received a second horizontal drilling permit after some “heated discussion” between state lawmakers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. State Representative David Reis accused DNR officials of making additional demands for companies

  • Biggest Concerns Still Unanswered in Gov. Kasich’s Collusion With Fracking Industry

    By Brian Kunkemoeller Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich reversed his position on fracking public lands in response to public outcry about the events surrounding recently released information about the state’s collusion with the oil and gas industry to conduct a shady pro-fracking PR campaign. Last week, Gov. Kasich announced that he

  • Welcome to the new North Dakota; enjoy our ‘growing pains’

    http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/columnists/clay-jenkinson/welcome-to-the-new-north-dakota-enjoy-our-growing-pains/article_77714726-940d-11e3-af1a-001a4bcf887a.html?mobile_touch=true February 16, 2014 2:00 am  •  By CLAY JENKINSON Ah, yes, the new North Dakota. A minor oil spill here and a “minor” oil spill there, a barroom brawl tonight and a domestic homicide tomorrow, a wellhead natural gas explosion in Tioga and an oil train derailment and fire

  • Exxon CEO Joins Lawsuit to Stop Fracking Near His Home

    Rex Tillerson finally tells the truth about fracking. It lowers property values. Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson may be the world’s biggest fracker (Exxon is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S.) but he isn’t stupid. He’ll frack my backyard and tell me it’s good for me and he’ll frack

  • Silverstein Introduces New Fracking Moratorium Bill SB3386

    2/21/14, Sabrina Hardenbergh, SAFE Newsletter/Web Team. This may not exactly be  Valentine’s Day true love, but on Friday, February 14, 2014, representative Ira Silverstein introduced a new SB3386 “FRACKING-BAN TASK FORCE” bill to the Illinois state legislature.  The new SB3386 bill is interesting in a few ways, but read and analyse