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Solutions from the Gas Fields | Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy

This piece, by Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy Research Prize Fellowship recipient Vanessa Lamers, was originally published by Sage Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. In Texas in 1999, as the story goes, an inattentive, possibly bored researcher flipped a switch that would change US energy for decades to come. Instead of pumping a specially prepared gel ...

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Brought to You by…Big Oil? | FAIR

Washington Post hides industry sponsorship of energy debate The Washington Post had a two-page spread in its September 11 edition devoted to a “debate” on energy policy. But industry critics were missing from the picture. Why? Perhaps because the oil industry, undisclosed to Post readers, was sponsoring the discussion. “Ahead of 2012 Vote, Energy Generates a Lively Debate,” read the ...

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Environmentalist Bill McKibben on Keeping a Strong Focus on Climate Change | Common Dreams

Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate change group 350.org, is one of the world’s leading campaigners on the climate change crisis. In 2010, the Boston Globe called him “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist.” The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) interviewed McKibben to ask about the status of the global climate change movement and the current priorities of 350.org. ...

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Hydraulic Fracturing: Bridge to a Clean Energy Future? 4 p.m., Sept. 18, New Haven

  New Haven, Conn.—A panel discussion on a controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in Kroon Hall at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). The discussion, “Hydraulic Fracturing: Bridge to a Clean Energy Future?”, will explore whether hydraulic fracturing, better known as hydrofracking or fracking, ...

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Obama not keeping fracking promise | Earthjustice

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama promised that drilling and fracking for natural gas would happen “without putting the health and safety of our citizens at risk.” Oil and gas companies are trying to get Obama to go back on his word. On April 17, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to finalize regulations that would reduce ...

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The Environmental Health Costs of a Petrochemical Future | TruthOut

By Sue Sturgis, Facing South A chemical industry trade group is touting a job-creating side benefit of fracking in North Carolina, claiming that building a plant to process natural gas into the petrochemical products used to make plastics and synthetic fabrics would create thousands of jobs for the state. But the experience of other places with similar facilities shows those ...

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Thousands flock to Albany, delivering a pledge to resist fracking | Waging Nonviolence

Several thousand people flooded New York’s state capital Monday, delivering letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office containing pledges to take nonviolent direct action against hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking, should gas companies be allowed to drill the state. Since taking office in 2010 Cuomo has been weighing whether to open New York up for fracking, but a groundswell of resistance from environmental ...

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Fracking site bows to Earth First! convergence | Waging Nonviolence

Following their annual week-long Round River Rendezvous, occurring this year in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest, Earth First! activists from across the United States successfully shut down a hydraulic fracturing site in the nearby Moshannon State Forest. The action on Sunday, July 8, marked the first time protesters have managed to shut down a hydrofracking site in the U.S. The blockade ...

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Fracking Pennsylvania, Consequences Be Damned | Counterpunch

The Hub of Destruction by WALTER BRASCH Politics continues to threaten the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians. The latest is how the Republican-dominated legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas. Less than a week before the 2011–2012 fiscal year budget was scheduled to expire, June 30, ...

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Hundreds Protest Fracking in Ohio as Drilling Expands | TruthOut

Columbus, Ohio – Hundreds of people gathered in Ohio’s capital city on Sunday to protest hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the oil and gas drilling process that is rapidly expanding across the Buckeye state as the industry takes advantage of friendly politicians, shale gas reserves and unconventional drilling techniques. The protesters marched through downtown Columbus and temporarily occupied the front hall ...

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Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted to a Few NY Counties | NYTimes.com

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration is pursuing a plan to limit the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing to portions of several struggling New York counties along the border with Pennsylvania, and to permit it only in communities that express support for the technology. For more on this story, visit: Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted ...

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