By Laura Legere, the times-tribune.com, May 19, 2013
May 20, 2013
The Texas Tribune reported yesterday on legislative attempts to address the damage done to Texas roads by drilling:
“The Texas Department of Transportation has estimated that maintaining infrastructure impacted by the drilling boom will cost $4 billion a year. Advocates are urging lawmakers to tap the state’s Rainy Day Fund
By now, companies that extract natural gas in Pennsylvania by fracking are used to protests. They’ve got talking points to answer those who complain that fracking fouls drinking water and makes people sick. They’ve devised ways to deflect
A message from Bill McKibben of 350.org:
Today was the day. Finally, powerfully, decisively — the movement to stop climate change has come together.
This was the biggest climate change rally in US history. By our count, 50,000 people gathered by the Washington Monument and then marched past the … Continue reading
Dr. Gary Ramage treating a patient at McKenzie County Hospital in Watford City, N.D. The hospital now averages 400 emergency room visits per month. –Matthew Staver for The New York Times
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The patients come with burns from hot … Continue reading
Over 1,500 New Yorkers from every corner of the state descended on Albany Wednesday to rally against fracking outside of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the … Continue reading
Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation’s drinking water.
The most basic thing that photography does is visually describe what can be seen. The problem facing photographers of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project is that what they wish to describe cannot be seen — an invisible … Continue reading
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