September 25, 2016

Help Save Colorado’s North Fork Valley

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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:

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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

Scientists Find Fracking Contaminated Wyoming Water After EPA Halted Study

Dangerous levels of chemicals found in underground water, while waste was dumped in unlined pits and barriers to protect groundwater were inadequate
The Guardian, April 7, 2016

Two scientists have highlighted dangerous water contamination from a fracking operation in Wyoming, three years after the US Environmental Protection Agency decided … Continue reading

Is the IOGCC, Created by Congress in 1935, Now a Secret Oil and Gas Lobby?

In 1978, the DOJ told Congress IOGCC should be disbanded. It wasn’t. In 2005, the group claimed credit for the Halliburton loophole after ‘years of hard work.’
By Lisa Song, Inside Climate News, April 11, 2016

When Congress severely limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate hydraulic fracturing in … Continue reading

Scientists Slam EPA For “Walking Away” From Fracking Pollution Study

Fracking contaminated underground water reservoirs in Wyoming, finds a study by the former EPA scientist who led a preliminary investigation there in 2011. EPA never followed up that investigation.
By Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed, March 29, 2016

Fracking polluted underground water reservoirs around Pavillion, Wyoming, confirms a study that follows up … Continue reading