Research Shows that Methane from Gas Wells Affects Groundwater & Travels Great Distances

April 17, 2017

Researchers call for effective groundwater monitoring in Canada From an Article by Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee.ca, April 11, 2017 A new University of Guelph study proves what many western Canadian landowners have long documented — that methane gas leaking from energy industry wells can travel great distances in groundwater and pose safety risks, contaminate water [...]

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Letter 84 on Day 84, Values & Voices, April 13, 2017

April 16, 2017

From: ELLEN M. ROSS, Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professor of Quakerism and Peace Studies, Swarthmore College, April 13, 2017 Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of the Trump Administration and 115th Congress, As leaders of our nation, I imagine you seek to bring all Americans together to build a better future. Quaker voices [...]

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Trees, Science and the Goodness of Green Space

April 15, 2017

Scientists dig to unearth answers to an age-old question—why are people healthier (and happier) when surrounded by nature? From an Article by Lindsey Konkel, Environmental Health News, April 12, 2017 The connection between trees, human health and well-being dates back millennia. The ancient Celts worshipped in sacred groves, believing the trees would protect them from [...]

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Appalachian Mountain Advocates Disputes Permit for MVP Pipeline

April 14, 2017

Law firm disputes W.Va. water quality permit for pipeline From an Article by Duncan Adams, Roanoke Times, April 11, 2017 An environmental law firm contends that a West Virginia state agency acted prematurely, relied on incomplete information and otherwise erred last month when granting a water quality permit for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. Appalachian [...]

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Clean Power Plan is Needed for Nation, says Appeals Court Testimony

April 13, 2017

EPA Should Not Be Allowed to Dodge Clean Power Plan Ruling, Cities and States Tell Court Coalition of states, cities and green groups urges D.C. Court of Appeals to reject Trump administration request to stall decision on cornerstone climate regulations From an Article by John Cushman, Inside Climate News, April 6, 2017 The Trump Administration [...]

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Our Good Earth is Under a Major Challenge

April 12, 2017

TRUMP vs. EARTH From the Essay by Amy Davidson, The New Yorker Magazine, April 10, 2017 He said that his order puts “an end to the war on coal.” In reality, it’s a war on basic knowledge of the harm that coal can do. In late 2006, President George W. Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency argued [...]

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WVSORO: Final 2017 Legislative Update & Free Webinar

April 11, 2017

WV Surface Owners’ Rights Organization: Final Legislative Update From an Article by Julie Archer, WV SORO, April 9, 2017 Today is the last day of the 2017 legislative session. You’ve probably heard that the industry’s re-branded forced pooling legislation (SB 576) was officially declared dead earlier in the week by the chair of the House [...]

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New York State DEC Denies Permit for National Fuel Pipeline

April 10, 2017

National Fuel’s pipeline project would have crossed more than 190 creeks and streams up through Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie and Niagara counties, according to the specifications From an Article by T.J. Pignataro, Buffalo NY News, April 8, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has rejected National Fuel’s plans for a 97-mile pipeline to carry natural gas [...]

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WV Gas Industry has No Place for Science

April 9, 2017

No Science, Please, for Fracking Industry ….. ? Essay by S. Tom Bond, Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV, April 4, 2017 The human brain is not a reality machine.  It is a device for survival in a world where problems must be solved, but exact reality is not needed.  Think about all the fantasies in literature, everything [...]

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Earthquake in Wayne National Forest is Within Ohio’s Fracking Region

April 8, 2017

Ohio investigates cause of weekend earthquake in drilling region From an Article by Marion Renault, The Columbus Dispatch, April 4, 2017 State officials are investigating whether a magnitude 3.0 earthquake in the Wayne National Forest was caused by nearby oil and gas operations. It wouldn’t be the first time: Hundreds of temblors have been linked [...]

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