April 25, 2014

Another City in CO Considers a Fracking Ban

The Sound of the Sixth Shoe Falling
By Phillip Doe, CounterPunch, April 16, 2014

Rarely do you hear squeals of glee when people are told the oil boys are coming to town. Usually you get the other reaction, which helps explain why 5 front-range cities, Ft Collins, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, … Continue reading

Sponsor Kills Oil Pipeline Bill

Colorado Rep. may file ethics complaint against lobbyist
By By Marianne Goodland, Journal-Advocate, April 5, 2014

The Colorado House voted to kill Senate Bill 14-093, which would have granted eminent domain rights to oil pipeline companies. The House’s action came at the request of the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jenise May … Continue reading

WY Court Rejects Fracking Industry Argument to Withhold Chemicals As Trade Secrets

Litigation continues to better identify the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing
By Earth Justice, March 12, 2014

Today, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued its decision in a case where Powder River Basin Resource Council and other groups challenged the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission’s withholding of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) chemical … Continue reading

Gas patch jobs: not all they’re cracked up to be

Theo Colburn, in High Country News, reports that the supposed employment benefits of natural gas development are not all they seem, with problems ranging from health risks that are not covered by OSHA regulations, to practices that shift employment costs and risks to workers while depriving them of unemployment … Continue reading

Exxon CEO joins lawsuit against fracking infrastructure

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes interviews Josh Fox in a report on a lawsuit filed by Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, along with his neighbors in a wealthy suburb of Dallas, to keep fracking infrastructure out of his own backyard. Tillerson is on record as blaming opposition to natural gas … Continue reading

Fracking Away Our Air, Water and Land

Natural gas is not a “bridge fuel” to less hazardous energy sources, but a grave danger to communal resources and the global climate
By Ruth Hardinger and Barbara Arrindell, Creative Time Reports, January 21, 2014

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The gas and oil industry … Continue reading

Fracking for an Energy Renaissance that Will Not Come

Talk of an American energy renaissance is essentially baseless
By Kurt Cobb, The Christian Science Monitor, January 12, 2014

Last week when I laid out seven misconceptions about energy shared by the public and policymakers, the pushback I received had little to do with the actual data I used … Continue reading

What the EPA Hoped You’d Miss This Holiday Season

From the Community Environmental Defense Council

Wondering if you missed anything while busy with the holidays? Well, the EPA was sure hoping you would! You may recall that the EPA has engaged in a number of flip-flops in its attempts to respond to allegations that gas well drilling may lead … Continue reading

Fracking Industry Out-Lobbies Opponents, Still Loses Ground

If the fracking industry is losing ground to opponents in New York, it’s not for lack of spending on lobbyists
By Scott Waldman, Capital, December 6, 2013

Anti-Fracking NYIf the fracking industry is losing ground to opponents in New York, it’s not for lack of spending on lobbyists.

According to state … Continue reading

Romanian Police ‘Brutally’ Remove Protesters Opposed to Chevron Fracking

US energy giant Chevron has resumed its search for shale gas in north-eastern Romania
By RT, December 3, 2013

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Romanian ProtestorsUS energy giant Chevron has resumed its search for shale gas in north-eastern Romania after hundreds of riot police reportedly brutally removed a bunch of villagers who had … Continue reading