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

Financial Strategies for Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

The Sun is Setting on Fossil Fuels

Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, New York City (86th Street and West End Avenue)

Climate change is threatening our food and water supplies, economy, infrastructure, public health, and the future of … Continue reading

The DCS Frac Sand Poster is Here

Frac sand mining companies come at local communities like a runaway bulldozer going 100 mph. – Ric Zarwell, Allamakee County Protectors

Click to see the full poster

Click to see the full poster

“Frac Sand, Why Worry…” is an educational folding poster that summarizes in easy-to grasp-form the nature and impacts of frac sand mining and … Continue reading

The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand Mining

A report on Frac-Sand Mining in West Central Wisconsin prepared for Wisconsin Farmers Union, Wisconsin Towns Association and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Executive Summary

A new technology to extract oil and natural gas from geological formations that lack the porosity to allow the oil and natural gas … Continue reading

Why This Tea Party Leader Is Seeing Green on Solar Energy

Tea Party leader promoting a Florida ballot initiative that would allow homeowners to sell power produced by rooftop solar
By Diane Toomey, Environment 360, March 26, 2015

Debbie Dooley’s conservative credentials are impeccable. She was one of the founding members of the Tea Party movement and continues to sit on … Continue reading

TxDOT Ends Program That Converts Paved Roads to Gravel

Agency says truck traffic from the drilling boom was quickly wearing away roads and that it lacked the funding to fix them
By Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune, October 24, 2014

Last year, TxDOT announced that it needed $10 Billion for last year and this year to repair damage to Continue reading

Shale Drillers Feast on Junk Debt to Stay on Treadmill

“It’s a perfect set-up for investors to lose a lot of money.  The model is unsustainable.”
By Asjylyn Loder, Bloomberg, April 30, 2014

Rice Energy Inc. (RICE), a natural gas producer with risky credit, raised $900 million in three days this month, $150 million more than it originally sought.… Continue reading

Chesapeake Energy’s $5 Billion Shuffle

The energy giant raised the cash it needed to survive by slashing royalties it paid property owners to drill on their land
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, March 13, 2014

At the end of 2011, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies, was teetering on the brink … 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

MA Has Double the Jobs in Clean Energy That PA Has in Natural Gas

A majority of companies say taxes and cost of living are not a barrier to doing business in the state
By Stephen Lacey, greentechmedia, September 19, 2013

Five years after signing one of the nation’s most progressive pieces of energy legislation into law, Massachusetts continues to see strong growth in … Continue reading