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Fracking: Methane levels 1000 higher than EPA stats at some wells

West Lafayette - The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,000 times greater than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

Valero admits plans for East Bay refinery to burn tar sands oil

Benicia - Valero Energy Corp. could use a new rail terminal it plans to build at its San Francisco Bay Area refinery to process highly flammable Bakken crude from Montana.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Was March 18 L.A. earthquake man-made?

When the March 18 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Los Angeles, there were some who immediately wondered if the increase in fracking in the region could have been the cause.
In the Media by Martin Laine

ExxonMobil chief, neighbors sue over fracking concerns

New York - ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson has been a zealous advocate of the US shale boom and the controversial use of "fracking," but not when it hits too close to home.Tillerson and his neighbors are suing to block the construction of a 160-foot-tall...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Exxon Mobil CEO welcomes fracking, but not water tower in his backyard

It's not every day that the chief executive of the largest U.S. energy company joins a lawsuit opposing a new water tower planned in his neighborhood that could support fracking.
In the Media by Marice Richter (Reuters)

U.S. exports global warming

While America talks of a greener and cleaner future, exports of dirty fuel into other countries are flooding the markets with cheap, high carbon fuels.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

Op-Ed: Is fracking dangerous to human health? Special

Four states — Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas — have confirmed that hydraulic fracturing, also called "fracking," has caused water pollution near oil and gas wells.
Digital Journal Report by Sandy Dechert - 5 comments

Fracking linked to 'unhealthy' chemicals

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain "unhealthy chemicals." A new study has found hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Protesters face 10 years in prison for glitter 'oil spill'

Oklahoma City - Four protesters went to jail Friday at the Devon Energy Center over what turned out to be harmless black glitter. The protesters were staging a mock oil spill. Police originally detained 11 people over the incident.
In the Media by Justin King - 6 comments

Native Americans release art to create 12 days of consciousness

Native artists have released a collection of artwork in hopes of creating “12 Days of Consciousness.” The campaign, hosted by honorthetreaties.org, addresses a number of causes dear to the Native American community through the art.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments
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China's Water Problems Continue to Grow Along with Economy

China’s much publicized pig float in their showcase city of Shanghai is just the latest insult to their waterways....
Mar 17, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 1 comment

Bessemer Penn: Locals Chain Themselves to Giant Pig

Fracking or fresh water, that’s what it’s come down to in Lawrence County countryside. At the center of the pig...
Jan 29, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 1 comment

Beverly Hillbillies, fracking style

The reality of the natural-gas fracking world continues to hit in the hills at the edge of Appalachia, for folks like...
Sep 13, 2012 by Steve Snyder

Fracking War in U.S: Man Arrested for Trying to Report the Truth

"Mother Earth" is dying and without your help things cannot change! Independent journalist are trying to warn the...
May 26, 2012 in  Environmental Issues by Mindy Allan
 

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