Oil & Gas Development In Colorado Trying the Patience of Residents

August 10, 2019

Protesters Disrupt Oil and Gas Commission Hearing From an Article by Chase Woodruff, Westword News, July 31, 2019 Protests briefly shut down a meeting of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission today, July 31, as climate and environmental activists continued to pressure the agency to crack down on the fossil fuel industry. The meeting [...]

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EQM Admits the Mountain Valley Pipeline is Delayed by Challenges

August 9, 2019

EQM admits MVP won’t be flowing this year From a News Article of Kallanish Energy, May 1, 2019 EQM Midstream Partners admitted Tuesday the Mountain Valley Pipeline joint-venture “is working through several alternatives to address the project’s remaining legal and regulatory challenges.” “Although completing the project during 2019 is unlikely, the MVP JV continues to [...]

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The Allegheny Front Investigates Fracking in Ohio

August 8, 2019

Who’s Listening? — By Julie Grant, et.al., The Allegheny Front The Allegheny Front Investigates Fracking in Ohio A decade ago, people in Ohio hadn’t heard much about fracking for natural gas in their state. But since then, the gas industry has literally changed the landscape in parts of eastern Ohio, from countryside, to what some [...]

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Ron Fraser Describes Public Policy Regarding “Fracking” and “FERC”

August 7, 2019

The FERC natural gas pipeline sham Column by Ronald Fraser, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, August 2, 2019 How much public necessity goes into a “certificate of public convenience and necessity” authorizing the construction of a natural gas pipeline? Let’s take a look. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in 2017, granted National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation a [...]

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US Forest Service Plans to Limit the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process

August 6, 2019

Forest Service Could Roll Back 93% of Public Comment Periods Urgent Appeal from the Outdoor Alliance, July 29, 2019 Almost anytime there’s a chance for you to weigh in with land managers about an important decision—from trying to fight off mining in the headwaters of the Boundary Waters to the creation of a new management [...]

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CLIMATE CHANGE ETHICS IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA & ELSEWHERE

August 5, 2019

Centre Climate: Central Pa. helped create climate crisis. It’s time to be part of the solution Essay by Jonathan Brockopp (Penn State Univ.), Centre Daily Times, August 04, 2019 We have it pretty good in Centre County. Plentiful jobs, great arts and music, world-class sports — there’s a lot to like. We are even pretty [...]

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Pregnant Women are Impacted by Drilling / Fracking Activities

August 4, 2019

Fracking Linked To Anxiety, Depression In Pregnant Women From an Article by Sarah Boden, WESA Public Radio, Pittsburgh, August 2, 2019 A new study finds that pregnant women living near hydraulic fracking activity in Pennsylvania are more likely to develop depression and anxiety. “These are vulnerable women who are growing another human being inside of [...]

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Major Long Distance Gas Transmission Pipeline Explodes & Burns Homes in Kentucky

August 3, 2019

‘Immensely sorry.’ Company apologizes as residents cope with fatal Kentucky gas line explosion From an Article by Bill Estep, Mike Stunson, and Rebekah Alvey, Lexington Herald-Leader, August 02, 2019 The NTSB is investigating after a gas pipeline exploded, destroying homes, killing a woman and injuring several others early Thursday in Lincoln County, authorities said. The [...]

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Natural Gas is Escaping into the Atmosphere from Drilling/Fracking Operations

August 2, 2019

A small number of leaky natural gas wells produce large emissions of greenhouse gases From a Press Release of Princeton University, August 1, 2019 Wells that extract natural gas from underground often leak large amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the air. A team of Princeton University researchers has found that, in one [...]

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Second Fire at ExxonMobil Refinery Generates Toxic Smoke in Baytown, TX

August 1, 2019

Some 66 people sent for medical attention after ExxonMobil refinery explosion in Texas From an Article of NBC News, July 31, 2019 Authorities say 66 people were sent for medical evaluation after an explosion and fire at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday. The fire began after an explosion just after 11:00 a.m. [...]

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