February 23, 2018

Oil and Gas Drilling Within Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest region has been significantly fragmented by rampant oil and gas drilling. This slideshow documents these impacts. All of the photos are within the Allegheny, though some of the photos could be private in-holdings within the national forest.

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Working Partnerships

Responsible Drilling Alliance: RDA is an education and advocacy coalition. We seek to educate ourselves and the public about deep shale gas drilling and all of its ramifications. Through outreach programs, events, public forums, and our weekly e-letter, we strive to balance the conversation with authenticity. RDA advocates for federal, … Continue reading

The Fracking Industry’s War on the Truth

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Reader Supported News

The fracking industry’s war on The New York Times – and the truth.

uperb investigative journalism by the New York Times has brought the paper under attack by the natural gas industry. That campaign of intimidation and obfuscation has been orchestrated by … Continue reading

Drilling, Earthquakes, and Motley Fools

Fort Worth Citizens Against Neighborhood Drilling Ordinance (FWCanDo)
CanDo Blogs

From the, “What-is-this-world-coming-to” Department…
The Fort Worth City Council will soon decide if allowing earthquakes inside the city limits is OK. I’ve lost track of the number of earthquakes that have occurred in the Barnett Shale since the beginning of … Continue reading

Delaware RiverKeeper, et al File Lawsuit

Delaware Riverkeeper Press Release

Groups File Suit Against Army Corps and Delaware River Basin Commission Over Gas Drilling Regulations; Lawsuit charges that an analysis must be completed and environmental impacts understood before drilling moves forward in the Delaware River Basin.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A coalition of concerned nonprofit organizations today … Continue reading

Leading oil and gas reform organization expands presence in Gulf Region


Durango, CO
“We are very pleased to announce Texas Sharon as our Gulf Region Organizer, said Gwen Lachelt, Director and Founder of EARTHWORKS’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project. Beginning today, Sharon Wilson, aka “Texas Sharon,” the prolific and much-respected Bluedaze blogger, becomes a full-time organizer for the nation’s leading … Continue reading

Benton gas well hearing canceled but protestors crowd community center

LAURA LEGERE, The Times-Tribune

BENTON TWP. – A hearing to consider a conditional use application for a natural gas well was canceled Wednesday evening but about 150 people rallied at the hearing site to oppose gas drilling in the township.

Supervisor Larry Seymour said the hearing on Southwestern Energy Production … Continue reading

Incidents where hydraulic fracturing is a suspected cause of drinking water contamination


NRDC supports federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act. We believe this is a sensible approach that would ensure a minimum federal floor of drinking water protection in the more than 30 states where oil and gas production occurs.

Opponents of such regulation claim that … Continue reading

As Regulators Weigh Drilling in Marcellus Shale, EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing

Democracy Now, democracynow.org

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun public hearings in Binghamton, New York on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a controversial technique that mining companies use to extract natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. The hearings are part of a broad investigation by the EPA into … Continue reading


The Association of Pittsburgh Priests

[Excerpt] We commend and pray for our fellow Catholics who are a part of the solution by working with organizations such as Clean Water Action, Duquesne University Center for Environmental Research, Rachael Carson Homestead, Sierra Club Allegheny Group, Three Rivers Waterkeeper, etc, but we strongly … Continue reading