Texas Towns Running Out of Water Due To Fracking

Beverly McGuire saw the warning signs before the town well went dry: sand in the toilet bowl, the sputter of air in the tap, a pump working overtime to no effect. But it still did not prepare her for the night in June when she turned on the tap and discovered the tiny town where she had made her home for 35 years was out of water.“The day that we … [Read more...]

Split Estate; What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

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Split Estate; What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine having little recourse, other than accepting an unregulated industry in your backyard. Split Estate maps a tragedy in the … [Read more...]

Fracking In Florida!?

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Floridians Alarmed As Industry Signals Desire To 'Frack' and Drill Populated Areas Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder - www.greenmedinfo.com In what is shaping up to be a move as potentially disastrous for the Collier family name as the Collier county environment, a May 2013 drilling permit application by Dan A. Hughes company describes … [Read more...]

Global Frackdown – Sept 22nd 2012

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Join the Global Frackdown September 22nd 2012 Fracking for oil and gas poses a direct and immediate threat to our drinking water, our health and our communities. But the oil and gas industry is ramping up its PR machine to try and convince the public and decision makers that fracking is safe. It’s time to fight back in our communities with a … [Read more...]

USGS: Recent Earthquakes ‘Almost Certainly Manmade’ – EWG

Environmental Working Group By Dusty Horwitt and Alex Formuzis A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research team has linked oil and natural gas drilling operations to a series of recent earthquakes from Alabama to the Northern Rockies. According to the study led by USGS geophysicist William Ellsworth, the spike in earthquakes since 2001 near oil … [Read more...]

Could Fracking Contamination be The Cause of Mystery Illness in LeRoy?

(CNN)-- In the tiny New York town of LeRoy, one thing is for sure; since October, 16 people suddenly have developed uncontrollable twitching and verbal tics. Three months later, they -- and the rest of the town -- are still wondering why. Doctors have diagnosed most of them with conversion disorder, saying that stress is the likely root of their … [Read more...]

Clean Up Fracking – Sierra Club

Tell EPA to Clean Up Natural Gas Drilling! Every year, the oil and gas industry drills and fracks more than 25,000 wells across the country. While you are reading this, the oil and gas industry is taking advantage of loopholes that allow them to pollute with little regard to surrounding communities. We must change this. Fracking is … [Read more...]

Digest Your Water Before You Drink It! – Water Is Life Blog

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Readers Digest, that is!  This is a photo of David Green and longtime Multi-Pure Master Builder Ron Kafker, sharing a copy of the August 2011 Readers Digest.  The lead article is called "How Safe is Our Water?"  It focuses on the contamination from fracking, perchlorate, rainwater runoff, and pharmaceuticals in the water. You might ask, "what … [Read more...]

Food & Water Watch Demands Equal Public Voice On Fracking

 Speak out and demand an equal public voice on fracking! We all know how democracy works. Every citizen gets an equal voice when it comes to important decisions facing our country. But it seems like the Department of Energy is forgetting the rules — favoring the oil and gas industry's position on fracking and limiting opportunities for … [Read more...]

New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Failure to Study Fracking in Deleware Watershed

by Kristian Boose Presented in its entirety is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s May 31, 2010 press release regarding the lawsuit brought against the Federal Government: A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN TO SUE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TODAY FOR FAILURE TO STUDY “FRACKING” Demand For Fracking Study In Delaware River Basin Ignored – Even Though … [Read more...]

Food & Water Watch Organizes Ban On Fracking

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Why We’re Organizing for a Ban on Fracking By Mark Schlosberg, Food & Water Watch National Organizing Director There is a growing grassroots movement against fracking for natural gas. From New York to California, Michigan to New York, Ohio to New Jersey, citizens are rising up against big oil and gas companies whose insatiable quest for … [Read more...]

Hydraulic Fracturing – What it’s about and why you should care

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The Fracking Fuss What it's about—and why you should care by Sheryl Eisenberg Fracking is all over the news these days, but what exactly is it? A.A harmless way to get natural gas out of the ground. B.A fictional euphemism in a TV series for, well, you know what. C.The answer to global warming. D.None of the above. If you answered B, … [Read more...]

Gasland – A Documentary Film by Josh Fox

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When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new … [Read more...]

EPA Tackles “Fracking” (Hydraulic Fracturing)

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With the push for energy independence and fuels that emit fewer greenhouse gases, domestically produced natural gas has been growing in popularity. But alongside this growth have come concerns that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), a procedure used in the extraction of natural gas and oil, may pollute ground and surface waters. Responding to … [Read more...]