September 23, 2014

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

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

Caught in the Drill Zone

A growing natural-gas industry poses toxic challenges for organic farmers and anyone else living near a fracking operation
By Sue Smith-Heavenrich, Organic Gardening, June/July 2013

Before Carolyn Knapp signed a gas lease, she questioned the industry representatives as to its effect on her organic dairy certification. That was 7 years … Continue reading

NYPIRG Urges Cuomo to Reject dSGEIS Due to Conflicts of Interest

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has sent a letter to New York State Governor Cuomo urging him to reject the Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) due to a conflict of interest on the part of the consultants who worked on the socio-economic impact section. … Continue reading

You Have to See It to Believe It: What It’s Like to Have Fracking in Your Backyard

You Have to See It to Believe It: What It’s Like to Have Fracking in Your Backyard
Residents in industry-friendly West Virginia share their experiences, photos and videos. April 15, 2013

From Alternet, by Tara Lohan

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This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.

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Research Shows that Fracking is Shrinking the PA Dairy Industry

Open letter to the NY Farm Bureau — Time to protect NY farming
By Ken Jaffe, Slope Farms, April 1, 2013

An Open Letter to New York Farm Bureau,

We now know that gas drilling is shrinking the Pennsylvania dairy industry.  Two recent studies by researchers at Cornell and Penn

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Booms and Busts: The Impact of West Virginia’s Energy Economy

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Conclusion of “Booms and Busts”, by Sean O’Leary and Ted Boettner

In the past, West Virginia counties with a concentration in mining saw their economic performance dramatically decline after an energy development boom. Today, their economies are weaker than the … Continue reading

Blockade at PA Fracking Site Highlights Risks to Farms and Food

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience in Lawrence County
EcoWatch, Jan. 27, 2013

 

Residents of Western Pennsylvania and friends of Lawrence County farmer Maggie Henry locked themselves to a giant paper-mache pig today in the entrance to a Shell natural gas well site in order to protest the company’s threat to local Continue reading

Fracking Our Food Supply

In collaboration with the Food and Environment Reporting Network
By Elizabeth Royte, The Nation, Dec. 17, 2012

CLICK HERE to View Elizabeth Royte’s Interview on The Leonard Lopate Show.

In a Brooklyn winery on a sultry July evening, an elegant crowd sips rosé and nibbles trout plucked from the … Continue reading