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Harvey Wasserman: How We Win on Climate Change

‘New Orleans: The Seas Are Rising And So Are We.’  Okay, so we had this historic march a little while ago. It was…. …joyous, beautiful, exhilarating, inspiring, life-confirming…and in many … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yale Researchers: Serious Health Problems Near Fracking Wells

September 10, 2014: A Yale-led study has found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled by hydraulic fracturing. The study … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Michael T. Klare: Big Oil is Back!

A Global Warming President Presides Over a Drill-Baby-Drill America. Considering all the talk about global warming, peak oil, carbon divestment, and renewable energy, you’d think that oil consumption in the … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cole Stangler: Why Won’t Our ‘Environmental President’ Stop Fracking on Public Land?

It has become increasingly fashionable in liberal circles to credit President Barack Obama for doing all he possibly can to combat climate change. Praise reached especially dizzying levels in the … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Fracking is Blowing up the Balance Sheets of Oil and Gas Companies

Fracking has caused an uproar in local communities and split some in two. It has brought environmentalists to a boil. It allegedly caused tap water to go up in flames. … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Naomi Oreskes: Fracking’s Effect on Air Quality

Fracking has been shown to pollute streams, rivers, and groundwater — perhaps irreversibly — but what about its effect on air pollution and climate change? The answers may surprise you … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

NRDC: Fracking Endangers Health and Water Supplies

The rapid expansion of natural gas drilling across the nation endangers human health and the environment. The oil and gas industry is seeking to expand natural gas production across the … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Health Professionals Report Major Problems with Fracking

Of the 700-plus chemicals that can be used in drilling and fracking operations, more than 100 are known or suspected endocrine disruptors. Unique among toxic agents, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormonal … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

40% of PA Fracking Wells Expected to Leak

A recent study by Cornell University has found that newer and unconventional natural gas wells leak methane at a greater rate than older and traditional ones. The study was based … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Watershed Moment’ for Fracking Foes?

Opponents of fracking are feeling emboldened by a ruling in New York’s highest court that found towns can outlaw the controversial drilling practice. Environmentalists are cheering the decision against hydraulic … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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