Water Supply Explosion Linked to Frack Well in Texas

March 12, 2017

Scientists Link Fracking to Explosion That Severely Injured Texas Family From an Article by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch.com, March 10, 2017 Scientists have determined that methane from a fracked well contaminated a Texas family’s water supply and triggered an explosion that nearly killed four members of the family. The family’s ranch in Palo Pinto County is [...]

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Comment Information

March 11, 2017

Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Notice on Permit Applications Public Notice Information, WV-DEP, Compiled from Internet Sources, March 10, 2017 The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection – Division of Water and Waste Management will hold public hearings regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project for State 401 Water Quality Certification, Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, [...]

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The Legal Term “Public Use” in Relation to Long Distance Pipelines

March 10, 2017

Debating ‘Public Use’ and Its Worth to Landowners Op-Ed Column by David McMahon, WV State Journal, March 9, 2017 In order for eminent domain laws, sometimes called “condemnation,” to be used to take private citizens’ land for a project, the project must be for a “public use.” I write to caution that the broadening of [...]

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Toxic Chemicals in Frack Wastes are Very Dangerous

March 9, 2017

Endocrine Disruptors Found in Frack Waste More Dangerous Than Previously Understood Essay by Barb Daniels and April Keating, Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance In an October 20, 2016, article, Dr Joseph Perrone, chief science officer at the Center for Accountability in Science, an organization funded by and biased toward the fossil fuel industry, states that “most studies of endocrine disruption examine [...]

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Math Equation Shows Humans Dominate on Climate Change

March 8, 2017

Simple equation shows how human activity is trashing the planet From an Article by Owen Gaffney, New Scientist, February 10, 2017 Definitions: The rate of change of the Earth system (E) over the last 40 to 50 years is purely a function of industrialised societies (H) Homo sapiens now rivals the great forces of nature. [...]

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Mineral Rights of WV Residents ‘Get No Respect’

March 7, 2017

Gas industry tries to steal property rights of mineral owners’ Letter to the Editor, Bill Suan, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, March 3, 2017 EQT Corp. flexed its political muscle at the West Virginia Senate Judiciary meeting concerning Senate Bill 244. We need to be loud and clear of our opposition to this bill and the effect it [...]

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PUBLIC HEARINGS: Speak to WV-DEP in Webster, Summers & Harrison Counties on MVP

March 6, 2017

State DEP to host public hearings this week regarding Mountain Valley Pipeline From an Announcement of WV MetroNews, March 5, 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Environmental Protection has three public hearings scheduled for this week in areas which will be affected by the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The public hearings are required [...]

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Residents are Actively Opposing Sunoco Pipeline across Penna.

March 6, 2017

Residents look to township codes to block Sunoco pipeline From an Article by Michaellae Bond, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5, 2017 Photo: Workers install 20-inch epoxy-coated pipes on the Mariner East 2 pipeline in the rolling hills of Washington County, Pa., February 16, 2017. They can lay 2,000 to 3,000 feet per day. One of the [...]

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Global Warming in the Far North is an International Crisis

March 5, 2017

Arctic Ice Melting, Permafrost Degassing, Oil Exploration Interacting with Climate Change Essay by S. Tom Bond, Retired Chemistry Teacher & Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV For the world’s people, preoccupied with more immediate problems of politics and war, and for most, preoccupied with making a daily living, the Far North seems remote and unimportant. But [...]

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Marching on Washington DC, April 22nd & April 29th

March 4, 2017

At the People’s Climate March, help launch a new drive for a 100% renewable energy economy on April 29 Letter from Bill McKibben, Co-Founder of 350.org, March 1, 2017 Dear friends, I don’t know if you’re like me, but there are days when the sound of Mr. Trump’s voice just makes me want to curl [...]

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