March 27, 2017

Coal seam gas drilling suspended in Australia

Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald has broken a story about the suspension of coal seam gas drilling in New South Wales due to a failure of the company, Metgasco, to consult suffiently with the community. Protesters had been blockading the camp for several weeks.

Sean Nicholls May 15, 2014

Resources company … Continue reading

Shale boom financing ‘unsustainable’

Asjylyn Loder at Bloomberg Businessweek has posted an article, “Junk Bonds Fuel the Shale Boom”, pointing out that the financial model underlying the boom is unsustainable.

The article notes, “S&P says that of the 97 energy exploration and production companies it grades 75 are rated below investment grade.” That’s … Continue reading

What other industry can get away with wasting 29% of product?

What other industry can get away with wasting 29% of product? To say nothing of the damage with respect to global warming.  That 29% of product that is flared is the oil and gas industry average in North Dakota, as discussed in a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. … Continue reading

‘Caught up in their own hype’

By Betsey Piette
November 10, 2013
www.workers.org

Energy industry looks to government to save profits

For nearly a decade, the natural gas industry has drained valuable water resources, poisoned the land with dangerous chemicals, released radiation into water supplies and increased the danger of global warming through its unconventional drilling … Continue reading

Could fracking boom peter out sooner than DOE expects?

Photo: Mike Groll, AP

People hold signs during a rally against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, on Oct. 30, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.

Surging oil and gas production is nudging the nation closer to energy independence. But new research suggests the boom could peter out long before the … Continue reading

Gas Driller Freezes Plans in UK

Gas Driller Freezes Plans in Rural Britain After Fracking Protests
By REUTERS
Published: September 3, 2013 at 3:01 PM ET

LONDON — Oil exploration at a site in rural England that sparked anti-fracking protests two weeks ago will be put on hold later this month and reconsidered next year with … Continue reading

Fracking Boom Slouching Toward Bust

What’s an obscenity that starts with “f” and ends with “ck”?
By Richard Heinberg, Common Dreams, August 23, 2013

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. What’s an obscenity that starts with “f” and ends with “ck”?

Oh wait, sorry, this is supposed to be a serious article about fracking. … Continue reading

Court Rejects Exxon Bid to Dismiss Lawsuit

Court rejects Exxon bid to dismiss citizen enforcement suit.
Environment Texas, May 3, 2013

A federal court has rejected, for the second time, an attempt by ExxonMobil Corporation and two subsidiaries to get rid of a lawsuit filed against them by Sierra Club and Environment Texas.  The lawsuit alleges thousands … Continue reading

Letter from Chemung County Jail – Part II

By SANDRA STEINGRABER, Part 2, April 19, 2013

(Click here for Part 1)

Why I am in Jail on Earth Day

This morning–I have no idea what time this morning, as there are no
clocks in jail, and the florescent lights are on all night long–I heard the familiar
chirping … Continue reading

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