August 28, 2014

Twelve NY counties ban fracking wastes

Twelve New York State counties have passed legislation taking steps to limit or ban fracking wastes in various applications within their borders. The provisions vary somewhat from county to county, but in general focus on prohibiting acceptance of fracking waste at treatment facilities, sale of fracking waste, or use of … Continue reading

Alliance for Green Heat submits comments on EPA heating rules

The Alliance for Green Heat recently submitted comments on the EPA’s Proposed Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters.

You can read their comments here, and also sign up on this page for their email newsletter, … Continue reading

Petition to Protect PA School Kids from Fracking

Please sign, and pass along, this petition to stop unconventional gas drilling 1/2 mile from 3,200 school children (you can be anywhere)

Protect PA School Kids

Add your name to this petition by MASD Parent Group:

To:
PA DEP Secretary E Christopher Abruzzo, Pennsylvania DEP Secretary
PA DEP Deputy Secretary Scott Perry, Pennsylvania DEP
Continue reading

Concerned Health Professionals of NY Comment on the NYS Energy Plan

THE NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACTS OF INCREASED RELIANCE ON NATURAL GAS AS AN ENERGY SOURCE ARE LARGELY IGNORED

Download the full comments as a pdf

The Energy Plan puts New York on a path to increased reliance on natural gas extracted through unconventional drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The Energy Plan concedes … Continue reading

Caution on Fracking Wise

Our opinion: The state’s deliberative study of natural gas drilling is appropriate to insure the safety and health of residents
By TU Editorial Board, timesunion.com, April 18, 2014

Eighteen months after the New York State Health Department began studying the health impacts of high-volume hydrofracking, there is still no indication … Continue reading

Another City in CO Considers a Fracking Ban

The Sound of the Sixth Shoe Falling
By Phillip Doe, CounterPunch, April 16, 2014

Rarely do you hear squeals of glee when people are told the oil boys are coming to town. Usually you get the other reaction, which helps explain why 5 front-range cities, Ft Collins, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, … 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

Couple Sues Ohio to Stop Fracking Beneath Lake

Couple’s suit against state’s fracking lease gets OK to proceed
By John Futty, The Columbus Dispatch, April 9, 2014

An important first step to challenge what has become a wholesale give-away of Ohio to the drilling interests

A Franklin County judge has ruled that a Guernsey County couple can move … Continue reading

Stop the Cove Point LNG Export Facility

For the sake of future generations, Cove Point must be stopped
Opinion by Sarah Bur, The Baltimore Sun, April 8, 2014

Thank you for covering the controversy regarding the proposed Dominion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Cove Point (“Calvert County Cove Point opponents, supporters flood state with Continue reading

Weak Records Cited on PA Shale Pollution

Violations often go unrecorded or publicly reported
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 3, 2014

Even when pollution discharges from shale gas well pads and impoundments contaminate private water supplies, those violations often go unrecorded or publicly reported by state environmental regulators, according to documents filed in the Pennsylvania Superior … Continue reading