State and federal regulators are asleep at the wheel. Fracking remains virtually unregulated in the United States, putting our communities, health and safety at risk. It's time for us to create an energy policy that puts our communities and country ahead of corporate profit.
Two of the country's largest private water utility companies are participants in a massive lobbying effort to expand controversial shale gas drilling -- a heavy industrial activity that promises to enrich the water companies but may also put drinking water resources at risk.
Today, Reuters revealed that during the last three years McClendon has borrowed more than a billion dollars in order to pay the operating expenses of the wells that he participates in. For collateral, he has used his ownership in the wells – that is, the future production of the gas and oil.
Tonight, at 11:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, Mark Ruffalo is going on the Colbert Report to launch Water Defense's new campaign, Natural Gas Exxposed. We'd love it if you'd tune in to watch us kick off the campaign.