Key Marcellus study didn't test waste, researcher says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A state-sponsored study meant to examine potential pollution from the boom in natural gas drilling never actually tested key wastes from the Marcellus Shale formation, according to a West Virginia University researcher who led the effort.

Teams performing the legislatively mandated review examined only materials from the vertical portion of wells, not from the horizontal drilling at those same sites, which would have included Marcellus Shale mud and drill cuttings.

Ten more reasons to head to Albany tomorrow!

Dear friends across New York,
Still trying to decide whether to drop everything and join us in Albany on Wednesday for an historic State of the State anti-fracking rally? 
The answer is yes.
After years of creative, brave, anti-fracking resolve—and frankly, a whole lot of tedious work, personal sacrifice, and against-all-odds efforts—this is our defining moment. Now, before the eyes of the world—and with all of New York’s media cameras rolling—we need to demonstrate the breadth, depth, diversity, power, and ascendency of our movement.

Study Shows Fracking Is Bad for Babies

The energy industry has long insisted that hydraulic fracking -- the practice of fracturing rock to extract gas and oil deep beneath the earth's surface -- is safe for people who live nearby. New research suggests this is not true for some of the most vulnerable humans: newborn infants.

New Study on CO Fracking Chemicals and Hormone Disruption

We received this letter from ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. She is an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health.

Strong Rules on Fracking in Wyoming Seen as Model

In energy-friendly Wyoming, oil and gas companies are getting a clear message: Drill, baby, drill — but carefully.

Last week, state regulators approved one of the nation’s strongest requirements for testing water wells near drilling sites. The measure is intended to address concerns that groundwater can become contaminated from drilling activities.

New Yorkers Against Fracking Statement in Response to Siena Poll Showing Significant Opposition to Fracking

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Yorkers Against Fracking Statement in Response to Siena Poll Showing Significant Opposition to Fracking

Erie Rising rallies to protect children's health

Last Saturday, hundreds of people rallied and marched in Erie, CO to demand that Encana Oil & Gas halt construction of fracked gas wells that are being built next to three local schools.

Act Now to Halt Fracking in Alabama's National Forests

The Bureau of Land Management is about to sell 43,000 acres of Alabama's national forest to Big Oil & Gas. Here's what you can do to stop them.

Crime Wave On the Bakken Shale

The fracking oil boom on the Bakken Shale has caused an unprecedented crime wave as thousands of oil workers surge into Montana, North Dakota and Saskatchewan.


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