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Wenonah Hauter: Ten Years Later, the “Halliburton Loophole” and America’s Dirty Fracking Boom

This past Saturday, Aug. 8 marked a notable 10th anniversary. But it was certainly nothing to celebrate. Ten years ago, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: George Jucha’s Tour of Fracking Wells Seen from Outer Space

Environmental activist George Jucha takes us for a tour of fracking country in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania. From outer space, we can see hundreds of … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Tribute to Fallen Environmental Warrior George Jucha

Here’s a video produced by environmental activist and University of Pittsburgh professor George Jucha (1964-2015) and posted on December 14, 2014, showing an illegal flaring of a fracking well in Washington … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sarah Lazare: Disturbing New Study Links Fracking Wells to Lower Birth Weights

These findings cannot be ignored,’ urges University of Pittsburgh researcher. In an alarming new study, University of Pittsburgh researchers revealed that pregnant women who live in close proximity to fracking … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wenonah Hauter: EPA’s Fracking Study, Explained

Don’t be fooled. Headlines in the New York Times and other news media about the EPA’s long-awaited study on the impacts of fracking on drinking water are another tragic case … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Pete Seeger — 2013 Anti-fracking rally, Albany, New York

Musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, labor activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate, Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was born in Patterson, New York, son of Charles and Constance … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mel Packer: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Feb. 13 and 14 were “Global Divestment Days” devoted to the international movement calling for governments, universities and financial and religious institutions to divest from fossil fuels. In Pittsburgh, college students … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lauren McCauley: Forest Service OKs Fracking in Largest National Forest on East Coast

‘ The President can protect the climate and public health, or he can continue to promote fracking. He cannot do both. Threatening the water supply for millions of Americans, the … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sarah Van Gelder: 10 Ways Human Rights and Democracy Won in 2014

In 2014, we saw a lot of brutality. Unarmed black men and women were killed by police, women were raped on college campuses and in military barracks, foreign nationals were … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sierra Club: Fracking 101

Produced by the National Sierra Club and narrated by Edward James Olmos, this animated video outlines the environmental issues about fracking, depicting how methane gas escapes from fracking operations to drive … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mel Packer: Yes, my nation is guilty of torture…

Yes, my nation is guilty of torture, of murder, of discrimination, guilty of waging wars to make campaign donors even richer, guilty of many crimes that I was told in … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mel Packer: Manifesto on Violence

We are being inundated by media and government condemnation of the “violence” committed in Ferguson in response to the Grand Jury’s failure to indict Darren Wilson for murdering Michael Brown. … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mel Packer: Fighting the Frackers

On Nov 4, 2014, the town of Denton, TX, with 123,000 residents, situated in the middle of the Barnett Shale formation and one of the most heavily fracked areas of … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mel Packer: We Seek Justice

Welcoming remarks to the Great Climate March in Butler, PA October 11, 2014, and Pittsburgh, PA October 14, 2014. We are gathered here to welcome the marchers to Pittsburgh, which … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

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