December 1, 2015

Tell Gov. Cuomo to Go Slow on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Your snail mail letters have paid off! There is now a ban on high volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Governor Cuomo based his decision on the State Health Commissioner, Howard Zucker’s recommendation that drilling could cause “significant public health risks”. However, low volume fracking (using less than 300,000 … Continue reading

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline After 7 Years Of Review

Obama: “The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States. I agree with that decision.”
By Laura Barron-Lopez and Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post, November 6, 2015

President Barack Obama on Friday rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL … Continue reading

Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by NY Attorney General

Mr. Schneiderman’s decision to scrutinize the fossil fuel companies may well open a new legal front in the climate change battle
By Justin Gillis and Clifford Krauss, New York Times, November 5, 2015

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company … Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Companies Risk Plague of Lawsuits

Oil, gas and coal companies face the mounting risk of legal damages for alleged climate abuse as global leaders signal an end to business-as-usual
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, October 27, 2015

Oil, gas and coal companies face the mounting risk of legal damages for alleged climate abuse as global … 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

New Information Surfaces in Washington County Water Well Contamination Complaint

Little is known about tracers, the chemical and low-level radio nuclei added to the fracking process to assess the success of drilling thousands of feet underground
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 16, 2015

Range Resources used chemical and low-grade radioactive isotope “tracers” to chart and analyze the reach of … Continue reading

What Are Gas Drilling Jobs Really Like?

Gas Drilling JOBS?
What Are They REALLY Like?

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Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

Study: Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes closer to active unconventional natural gas wells
By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, October 8, 2015

Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely 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