September 22, 2014

Cuomo’s Fracking Investment Scandal

Documents indicate top advisors have conflicts of interest
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FOIL documents indicate that Larry Schwartz, Secretary to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and one of the governor’s closest advisors, has a conflict of interest due to his stock investments over his role in New York’s decision over whether … Continue reading

Bill to Jail Anyone Who Discloses Fracking Chemicals

North Carolina GOP Pushes Unprecedented Bill
By Molly Redden, Mother Jones, May 19, 2014

As hydraulic fracturing ramps up around the country, so do concerns about its health impacts. These concerns have led 20 states to require the disclosure of industrial chemicals used in the fracking process.North Carolina isn’t on … 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

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

Dents, holes, flaws in Keystone XL with startup weeks away

Steve Horn on desmogblog.org posts on structural problems found in the Keystone XL pipeline only a few weeks before it is scheduled to start pumping bitumen — with its load of toxins — as reported by a Public Citizen report.

Public Citizen Report Reveals Dents, Holes in Keystone XL Southern … 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

State subsidies to gas industry could reach $1 billion over a decade

Gas Driller Freezes Plans in UK

Gas Driller Freezes Plans in Rural Britain After Fracking Protests
By REUTERS
Published: September 3, 2013 at 3:01 PM ET

LONDON — Oil exploration at a site in rural England that sparked anti-fracking protests two weeks ago will be put on hold later this month and reconsidered next year with … Continue reading