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Podcast: Unlikely alliances and unexpected heroes | Waging Nonviolence

Fracking-foe Helen Slottje standing in front of a natural gas compression facility in Ithica, NY. (Goldman Environmental Prize)

After a minor quibble over how to pronounce one another’s last names threatens to derail the podcast, the WNV team sets its differences aside to discuss May Day actions, the global struggle to end sexual violence and the recent anti-Keystone XL gathering of cowboys and Indians in Washington, D.C. We then hear from 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Helen Slottje ...

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The third and final PSR webinar on hydraulic fracturing 8-9 p.m. Thursday June 19

The third and final PSR webinar on hydraulic fracturing has been rescheduled for Thursday June 19, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This session looks at the real-life impacts of hydraulic fracturing on people’s lives and health, as experienced in the heavily fracked state of Pennsylvania. Because hydraulic fracturing is so widespread, the information is relevant regardless of where you live. Sign ...

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WATCH: “Don’t Frack My Mother” | Artists Against Fracking

The artists of Artists Against Fracking worked together to create this music video for “Don’t Frack My Mother,” Sean Lennon’s very own anti-fracking anthem. This is the perfect time to celebrate our progress. In case you missed it, the New York State Assembly passed a two-year moratorium on fracking in New York. But this is also the perfect time to ...

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The Environmental Movement at the Crossroads | Counterpunch

There is a growing culture of resistance in the environment movement as Rising Tide of North America reports. Last week the Guardian published an amazing video of the group “No Dash for Gas” in the UK occupying a gas power plant. The video showed the preparation they went through: training, intelligence gathering, practice; and then the meticulous execution of a ...

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Why the fracking boom may actually be an economic bubble | Grist

Fracking proponents like to use an evocative economic metaphor in talking about their industry: boom. The natural gas boom. Drilling is exploding in North Dakota and Texas and Pennsylvania. Only figuratively so far, but who knows what the future holds. The Post Carbon Institute, however, suggests in a new report [PDF] that another metaphor would be more apt: a bubble, ...

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Hundreds Rally in NY: ‘Not One Fracking Well’ | Common Dreams

Hundreds of anti-fracking activists a packed legislative hearing in Albany, NY on Monday to demand that Governor Cuomo protect the state’s air and water supply and not lift the ban on the controversial drilling practice known as fracking. “New Yorkers don’t want the gas industry to poison them and ruin New York. We know that once the gas industry ruins ...

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The Myth of Purifying Fracking Water in Saudi America: The Competition Between Food, Drink and Energy Needs | TruthOut

Sustained droughts and skyrocketing demand underscore the critical need to re-evaluate public policy to address the growing competition among farmers, residents and the energy industry for scarce water resources. Climate change already has caused some of the worst droughts and water shortages in the US and on the planet. In the midst of this disaster, the nation’s energy interests are ...

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As New York fracking moratorium nears expiration, activists vow to take action / Waging Nonviolence – People-Powered News and Analysis

… A moratorium on the controversial shale gas drilling method is set to expire at the end of February, so activists on both sides of the debate came to Albany to make their voices heard. While there was a small cluster in favor of drilling, the vast majority of the more than 1,500 people in attendance were there to tell ...

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