A Region Scarred By Coal Production Now Faces Fracking Threats

By Maximillian Alvarez, The Real News. -

In her documentary “Hard Road of Hope,” independent filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield details the history and contemporary struggles of West Virginians living and dying in coal country. As part of our [...]

WildEarth Guardians To File Suit To Protect Clean Air From Fracking

By Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians. -

Santa Fe, NM—WildEarth Guardians announced this week its intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to crack down on smog pollution in the Permian Basin of southeast [...]

Study Measures Fracking’s Impact On Nearby Surface Water Quality

By Bridget Reed Morawski, Nation Of Change. -

A new study correlates poorer surface water quality with nearby hydraulic fracturing but finds that the impacts aren’t major enough to be considered harmful by federal regulators. However, the [...]

EPA Approval Of PFAS For Fracking May Spell A New Health Crisis

By Leanna First-Arai, Truthout. -

For over a month, noxious wastewater has been leaching across the ground on Ashley Watt’s family ranch in the Permian Basin in West Texas where she lives and raises cattle. It started in [...]

Highlighting The Too-Often Invisible Labor Of Mothers, Who Protect Us And Lead Us

By Veronica Coptis, Coalfield Justice. -

This week two major publications were released that highlight public health impacts on people living next to oil and gas operations. The Environmental Health News released their investigation [...]

Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking Provokes Call For Rapid Phaseout

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

"While financial analysts, policymakers, and massive corporations squabble over the finer points of the fracking debate, families living amidst the wells day in and day out live in constant [...]

Coalition To Governor Wolf: No Sacrifice Zones In Pennsylvania

By Berks Gas Truth. -

Today, Governor Tom Wolf voted with the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware to ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin and to remove from consideration regulations that would have [...]

Flint Activists Remember How Gina McCarthy Failed Their City

By Naomi Lachance, Counterpunch. -

Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy has reportedly been picked as Biden’s domestic climate policy chief. That concerns activists in Flint, Michigan, who say that she failed to address the Flint water [...]

How Activists Shut Down Key Pipeline Projects In New York

By Greta Moran, Grist. -

If all had gone according to plan, the Constitution pipeline would be carrying fracked gas 124 miles from the shale gas fields of Pennsylvania through streams, wetlands, and backyards across the [...]

Every Purple Dot

By Eleanor Goldfield, Hard Road of Hope. -

Water is Life – it is where we come from, who we are (both in a base physical sense and philosophically as fluid beings in space and time), how we and the ecosystems we depend on survive. And [...]

Fracking Shatters Illusions Of A Clean British Columbia

By Peter McCartney, The Georgia Straight. -

Wind howls in my ears. My fingers are numb. It’s midnight and I’m on top of Pink Mountain, near Mile 147 of the Alaska Highway in northeastern British Columbia. As I look out into the night, [...]

Boat Blockade At Ineos Oil Refinery

By Jaime Shuttleworth, The Herald. -

Scotland - Climate activists have blocked the gates of the Ineos refinery at Grangemouth with boats in a protest against pollution. Extinction Rebellion Scotland claims Ineos is Scotland’s [...]

Mountain Valley Pipeline Project Remains Stalled In Legal Limbo

By Mike Tony, Charleston Gazette-Mail. -

It was a shock to the system. That’s how EQT President and CEO Toby Rice described the impact of the July cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Rice made the allusion during EQT’s [...]

Victory: East Pittsburgh Community Stops Fracking Well

By Food and Water Watch. -

The East Pittsburgh Zoning and Hearing Board announced this evening that it was rejecting a permit appeal from Merrion Oil & Gas, the company seeking to drill a fracking well at the US Steel [...]

Natural Gas Fracking Under Fire In Pennsylvania

By Ad Crable, Bay Journal. -

In a blistering report on Pennsylvania’s 12-year experience with hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a special statewide grand jury said public health and the environment have suffered and the [...]