December 8, 2016

Don’t Allow the Industry to Park Crude Oil Barges on the Hudson

Submit your comments to the Coast Guard here

oil-barge-spillA forward from Zephyr Teachout:

This weekend I went out on the Hudson River with John Lipscomb, the boat captain of Riverkeeper, to look at where the industry wants to get free access to park its barges. Industry has a proposal for … Continue reading

Opinion: The Sun Sets on Western Slope Farms

A nationally known food journalist, cookbook author and part-time Western Slope resident, asks for help in saving her community from fracking
By Eugenia Bone, 5280, October 18, 2016

Please sign this petition to save the North Fork Valley

How many of you have driven to the Western Slope to buy … Continue reading

Law Unfairly Gave Shale Drillers ‘Special’ Treatment, PA Supreme Court Rules

Court declares that Act 13 is an unconstitutional “special law” that benefits specific groups or industries
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2016

Download the Court’s decision as a pdf.
Download a related article from the Observer-Reporter as a pdf.
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Help Save Colorado’s North Fork Valley

Don't let this (North Fork Valley, CO)....

Don’t let this (North Fork Valley, CO)….

become this (natural gas plant, Parachute, CO)

become this (natural gas plant, Parachute, CO)

Please help, your letter CAN make a difference!
Write a letter (here is a sample comment letter for guidance), OR
create a letter online using this page from Citizens for a Healthy Community, OR
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Judge Blocks Central California Oil Development Over Fracking

Bureau of Land Management did not properly explore the potential dangers of fracking
By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, September 7, 2016

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from opening more than 1 million acres in Central California to oil drilling because the … Continue reading

DCS and the EPA’s Fracking Study – What Have We Been Up To?

Since 2008, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability has been among the leaders in the fight against fracking, often working behind the scenes to achieve tangible results. For example, in 2012 DCS proposed a ban on frack waste in New York City and has been working on this issue ever since. … Continue reading

Media Silent as Native Americans Successfully Halt Construction on Oil Pipeline

The pipeline could pollute a crucial source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux and Lakota Sioux and it intrudes on their sacred lands
By Brianna Acuesta, Nation of Change, August 20, 2016

More from David Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Note the use of Continue reading

What Frackers Say Behind Closed Doors

Recording sheds light on industry efforts to defeat ballot measures, take over city councils and stop the anti-fracking movement
By Joel Dyer, Boulder Weekly, July 28, 2016

A recording made during a 2015 meeting of oil and gas industry representatives and state regulators has surfaced. We believe the information from … Continue reading

Stop the Seneca Lake Gas Storage Project

It is important that NY Governor Cuomo hear from YOU to stress that there should be a pause on the fossil fuel infrastructure build out that is continuing. Pipelines, compressors, gas-fired power facilities, gas storage, “bomb train” permitting, etc. should be slowed way down…here’s one specific point to request:

  • Deny
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We Could Be Witnessing the Death of the Fossil Fuel Industry

In just two decades, the total value of the energy being produced via fossil fuel extraction has plummeted by more than half
By Nafeez Ahmed, AlterNet, April 22, 2016

It’s not looking good for the global fossil fuel industry. Although the world remains heavily dependent on oil, coal and natural … Continue reading