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Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 12 Comments
Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

California state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity in October 2014 revealed that the oil industry had illegally dumped almost three billion gallons of wastewater from fracking (hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas) into central California aquifers. According to the Center for Biological Diversity report, the leaking occurred through at least nine injection disposal wells used by the oil industry to dispose of contaminated waste.

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Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 6 Comments
Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Birth defects, premature births, endocrine disruption, cancer, Parkinson’s—why are we doing this to our kids? According to a new study published in the journal Endocrinology, oil and natural gas operations are contaminating surface and ground water with chemicals that wreak havoc on birth and growth hormones. Other recent reports show toxic levels of selenium contamination in the groundwater near fracking operations. This is leading to premature births.

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In ‘Tragic’ Decision, Top Ohio Court Takes Away Local Power to Ban Fracking

Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 8 Comments
In ‘Tragic’ Decision, Top Ohio Court Takes Away Local Power to Ban Fracking

In a blow to anti-fracking campaigners across the state, the Ohio Supreme Court said this week that the authority to regulate oil and gas drilling activities—and therefore, to ban fracking within municipal borders—lies with the state as opposed to cities, towns, or counties.

As the Akron Beacon Journal put it: “The decision takes local control of drilling away from communities and supports the state as the continued main overseer of drilling.”

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Water Use For Fracking is Making Things Harder For Drought-Ridden States

Posted by on July 3, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Water Use For Fracking is Making Things Harder For Drought-Ridden States

Fracking operations in the U.S. have gotten thirstier in the last 15 years, consuming more than 28 times the water they did a mere 15 years ago.

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Don’t Be Fooled by Yesterday’s Headlines, EPA Finds Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

Posted by on June 5, 2015 in Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Don’t Be Fooled by Yesterday’s Headlines, EPA Finds Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

Rather than seriously undertaking its mission, the U.S. EPA’s headline and conclusions in the fracking study reflect the agency’s on-going narrative about the safety of fracking. The agency asserted in the report on the study that there were no “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.” They based this outrageous conclusion on the limited industry controlled data and analysis that was included in the poorly designed research project.

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Frackers Are Pumping Nuclear Waste into Your Backyard

Frackers Are Pumping Nuclear Waste into Your Backyard

Revealed within these articles is Halliburton’s long-standing relationship with the secret government and deep ties between the oil and nuclear industries. Teaming up with the U.S. Government and Union Carbide Corp., who operate nuclear materials divisions at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee, Halliburton was then credited with “solving” the radioactive waste problem faced by America’s secretive nuclear industry. Dumping waste via fracking had apparently been going on since 1960, according to these reports, but was only made public here in 1964.

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Nebraskan Oil & Gas Committee Challenged To A Glass Of “Safe” Fracking Water

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 2 Comments
Nebraskan Oil & Gas Committee Challenged To A Glass Of “Safe” Fracking Water

Appearing before a Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation committee hearing, a local farmer received nothing but silence from the pro-fracking members of the board after he invited them to drink glasses of water tainted by fracking.

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How Technology Is Helping Us Reuse Earth’s Resources Simpler and Cheaper

Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
How Technology Is Helping Us Reuse Earth’s Resources Simpler and Cheaper

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a simpler process that can simultaneously remove both salts and organic contaminants from the wastewater, all while producing additional energy.

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‘Game-Changing March for Climate’ as Californians Rise Up Against Fracking

Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
‘Game-Changing March for Climate’ as Californians Rise Up Against Fracking

Thousands of people from across California kicked off a march through Oakland on Saturday to demand that Governor Jerry Brown show “real climate leadership

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Protest Movements Growing in Sophistication and Effectiveness

Posted by on December 21, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Protest Movements Growing in Sophistication and Effectiveness

The movement for social, economic and environmental justice has built a foundation on which to grow. People mobilizing can build their power and shape the future.

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We Can Ban Fracking, New York Paves the Way

Posted by on December 18, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
We Can Ban Fracking, New York Paves the Way

Fantastic news came from the state of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking in the state.This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state from the ravages experiences elsewhere from fracking.

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Toxic Air Pollution Another Big Problem With Fracking

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Toxic Air Pollution Another Big Problem With Fracking

The threat posed by fracking to water quality is an issue receiving a lot of attention lately (seehere, here, andhere, for instance), as is thelooming collapse of the fracking boom. But the Center for Environmental Health, suspecting that the whole story wasn’t being told, partnered with 15 different local, state, and national organizations to study fracking’s impact on the air we breathe, and the results are not pretty.

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Denton Tells Big Oil to Frack Off

Posted by on November 2, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Denton Tells Big Oil to Frack Off

Nothing’s crazier than letting corporate giants plunder the environment and deny our democratic right to govern local communities.

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The Revolution That Wasn’t: Why the Fracking Phenomenon Will Leave Us High and Dry

Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The Revolution That Wasn’t: Why the Fracking Phenomenon Will Leave Us High and Dry

America’s energy landscape has undergone a dramatic shift over the last decade—literally and figuratively—as a result of the widespread use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Whole areas of the country have been transformed in a matter of months, while the fossil fuel industry has reversed the decades-long decline in crude oil production and increased natural gas production to record highs. Thanks to shale gas and tight oil (“shale oil”), by 2013 annual crude oil production was 24% higher and natural gas was 20% higher compared to just ten years earlier.

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Popular Resistance: The People Are Ready for Action

Popular Resistance: The People Are Ready for Action

The people are rising with recent major events including the Ferguson October massive march to end police brutality and racism in St. Louis, the European-wide day of actions against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TAFTA) and the Global Frackdown.

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