Corporate powers, politicians push massive fracking buildout in Appalachia

A September 10 gas pipeline explosion in Beaver County, Pennsylvania is a stark reminder of some of the dangers posed by the massive pipeline and petrochemicals expansion across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. A new report by Food &… Read More

Environmental Burdens of Fracking Placed on Communities of Color, Low Income

Unprecedented New Report Details Sweeping Environmental Injustice of Pennsylvania’s Ongoing Fossil Fuel Buildout   Washington, D.C. – A comprehensive new report released today from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a detailed look at the startling environmental… Read More

Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp in Louisiana

Author and activist Cherri Foytin, who has been campaigning against the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Southern Louisiana, recently issued a public letter titled Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp. Foytin was an Earth Watch guest on the… Read More

EARTH WATCH: Taking the Fight to Fracking, Drilling Near Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park

The most recent Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show was Becca Fischer of WildEarth Guardians, which, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Rocky Mountain Wild, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Sierra Club, and Wild Connections, submitted… Read More

EPA Concludes Fracking a Threat to US Water Supplies

By Patrick G. Lee Originally Published in ProPublica   Starting in 2008, ProPublica published stories that found hydraulic fracking had damaged drinking water supplies across the country. The reporting examined how fracking in some cases had dislodged methane,… Read More

200+ Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Correct and Clarify Unsupported Top Claim in Major Fracking Study

Via Food and Water Watch: Letter Comes on Heels of Report Showing Major White House Influence on “Messaging” in the June 2015 Study NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Led by Food & Water Watch, more than 200 public… Read More

Anti-Fracking Measures Won’t Make Ballot In Colorado

Originally published by Common Dreams   By Deirdre Fulton   Fracking opponents vowed to keep up the fight in Colorado on Monday after it was announced that measures seeking to restrict fracking in the state had failed to make the… Read More

How IOGCC Spawned the Lawsuit That Just Overturned BLM Fracking Regulations on Public Lands

Originally published at DeSmogBlog. By Steve Horn In a ruling on the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on U.S. public lands, U.S.District Court for the District of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl — a President Obama appointee — struck down the rules as an illegal violation… Read More

MASS ACTION: Stop The Bomb Trains in Albany on May 14

 Coming to Albany, New York – May 14 In Albany, on May 14, 2016, thousands of people will stand in the way of the fossil fuel industry in North America.  The New York State Capital has been a key… Read More

Earth Watch: Angela Spotts of Stop Fracking Payne County

KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth radio show makes its 2016 debut with “Earth Watch” guest Angela Spotts, co-founder of Stop Fracking Payne County in Oklahoma. Spotts digs into the connections between the recent explosion of earthquakes in Oklahoma and fracking, and what… Read More