April 24, 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

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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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

Jobs Impact of Shale Drilling Exaggerated by Industry

New report examining drilling-related employment across 6 states in the Marcellus and Utica Shale
By Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative

Six-state study finds jobs impact of shale drilling exaggerated by industry and supporters

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Drilling in the six … Continue reading

Frackers Caught Up In Their Own Hype

Energy industry looks to government to save profits
By Betsey Piette, Workers World, November 10, 2013

For nearly a decade, the natural gas industry has drained valuable water resources, poisoned the land with dangerous chemicals, released radiation into water supplies and increased the danger of global warming through its unconventional … Continue reading

Who Pays the Cost of Fracking?

The report posted below should be of interest to the general public, which will bear the cost of the failures on the part of companies engaged in horizontal hydrofracking (fracking) to properly insure their projects against the possibility–ever present given the high-pressure environment and toxic chemicals, radioactive drill cuttings and … Continue reading

Fracking Methane Leakage Study Financed by Gas Industry with Partner, EDF, is Deeply Flawed

Numerous Problems Outlined With How Study Was Conducted in Order to Achieve Results Inconsistent with Findings of Independent Researchers
By Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, September 17, 2013

The new gas industry/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study released Monday on methane gas leakage appears to be fatally flawed. 

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Attend a Deborah Rogers presentation on ‘Frackonomics’

Attend a presentation by Deborah Rogers, Founder of Energy Policy Forum titled “Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking,” on Thursday, October 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street (8th and 9th Avenues). Get the facts from an energy and financial expert … Continue reading