Daily Archives: December 4, 2012

Highlights from a Fracking Flyover

by EcoWatch

SKYTRUTH — On Nov. 15, John Amos and I headed up to Pittsburgh to guide EDF and representatives from their partner foundations on an aerial tour of active natural gas fields…

Waterkeepers Worldwide Stand Strong Against Global Impacts of Coal Trafficking

by EcoWatch

MARC YAGGI – As you read this, the Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings on a proposal to build the largest coal-export terminal in North America. A consortium of investors, myopically focused on profit, want to build…

Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related?

by EcoWatch

THINK PROGRESS — Two new papers tie a recent increase in significant earthquakes to reinjection of wastewater fluids from unconventional oil and gas drilling. The first study notes…

Battle Over Minisink Compressor Station Heats Up

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The controversial project has been strongly opposed by the Minisink community in a battle that has already lasted nearly a year and a half. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project by an unprecedented slim margin…

Why Has the Republican Party Abandoned Conservation as a Core Value?

by Michael Brune

Here’s a chance to reclaim what once was a popular core value of the Republican Party—conservation—and, at the same time, actually accomplish something…

Groups Sue State Water Board for Delay of Agricultural Regulations

by EcoWatch

In recent years dozens of sea otters have washed ashore dead in Monterey County, killed by the toxic blue-green algae microcystis which blooms in nutrient enriched waters…

Fracking Infrastructure = Paradise Lost

by EcoWatch

It’s a story of paradise lost for some Pennsylvania residents who are confronted with a natural gas transmission compressor station that has…

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