November 28, 2015

EPA Finding on Fracking’s Water Pollution Disputed by Its Own Scientists

Panel finds little basis for claim that fracking has not led to ‘widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water.’
By Neela Banerjee, InsideClimate News, November 19, 2015

An Environmental Protection Agency panel of independent scientific advisers has challenged core conclusions of a major study the agency issued in June that minimized

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Tell Your Rep. to Ban Frack Waste in NJ

Last year New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate, with nearly unanimous bipartisan agreement, voted to ban hydraulic fracturing waste being treated, discharged, disposed of or stored in New Jersey**. Governor Christie vetoed the legislation. The bills (S1041 / A2108), are now in an over-ride process, which means that if … Continue reading

The End of Growth in the Tar Sands

An incredible and diverse movement is having keeping some of the world’s dirtiest oil – the Alberta tar sands – in the ground
By Hannah McKinnon, Oil Change International, October 27, 2015

Download the full report: “Lockdown: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands”
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Exxon’s Funding of Climate Denial Turned Americans Against Their Own Government for Profit

Exxon knew since the late 1970s that the company’s product was helping cause our planet to warm “catastrophically,” but management responded by covering this up and disseminating disinformation
By Dave Johnson, Huffington Post, October 22, 2015

Exxon and other fossil fuel companies may have committed a crime of enormous proportions, … Continue reading

Drilling’s Safety Exemptions and How They Got There

“It’s mind-boggling to me how many safety standards they’re exempt from”
By Mike Soraghan, E & E Publishing, November 4, 2014

Read more in the series Danger Zone: Examining Safety in the Oil & Gas Boom

In 1983, troubled by the high death rate in the oil field, the Occupational … Continue reading

Public Herald Finds PA DEP Fracking Complaint Investigations Are “Cooked” & Shredded

After a 30-month analysis, a Public Herald investigation shows how PA officials have kept drinking water contamination “off the books” since fracking began in 2004
by Joshua B. Pribanic & Melissa Troutman, Public Herald, September 15, 2015

Read About PA DEP’s Shredding Policy for Complaints

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Gas Drilling’s Safety Exemptions and How They Got There

It’s mind-boggling how many safety standards the gas and oil industry is exempt from
By Mike Soraghan, E & E Publishing, November 4, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks occupational injuries, but they are employer-reported and, therefore, low.
OSHA has some good regulations, but they are often … Continue reading

Gasland: HBO Documentary Key Driver of Opposition to Fracking

Study finds Gasland, dedicated to Damascus Citizens, reshaped public perception and triggered opposition to fracking
The Guardian, September 2, 2015

Gasland is Dedicated to DCS 2

University of Iowa researchers are the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film (Gasland) reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal Continue reading

The Climate Deception Dossiers

Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation — a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today
By Union of Concerned Scientists

For nearly three decades, many of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks … Continue reading

Sing for the Silenced

Don’t Let the Frackers Silence Our Neighbors!
Fight Back!
Join the Tour, Rally and Concert Sunday, July 19

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Families have been silenced! Why? Because Fracking companies bought their silence. All over the US from WY to AK, PA to TX, hydraulic fracturing has ruined drinking water, … Continue reading