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Climate Leaders Don’t Frack!

By Jhon Arbelaez

February 13, 2014

On March 15th, thousands of Californians will come together in Sacramento, and make it clear to Governor Brown and legislators that we don’t want expanded drilling and fracking in our state.

Along with the signing of SB4, and the proposed regulations on fracking and well stimulation by DOGGR, California is preparing to massively expand drilling, and along with it, increase our dependence on fossil fuels, and exacerbate climate change. In partnership with dozens of organizations in the state, and thousands of California residents, we will be showing the Governor and his administration that “Climate Leader’s Don’t Frack!” Let’s show up in force and make a difference in the Golden State!

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Tagged with: fracking, california, sb4


EPA Issues Guidance on Fracking with Diesel: An Oversight Step in the Right Direction

By Aaron Mintzes

February 13, 2014

Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered their final Guidance to their regional offices for regulating hydraulic fracturing with diesel fuel. Our story dates back to 2005 when then Vice President Dick Cheney gathered his former employer Halliburton and a number of other energy companies behind closed doors to hammer out what would become the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, hydraulic fracturing, safe drinking water act, halliburton loophole, diesel, guidance, underground injection control


This Valentine’s Day, Say NO to Dirty Gold

By Alan Septoff

February 12, 2014

Valentine’s Day is almost here. Whatever your stance on consumerism or manufactured holidays, it’s one of the biggest gift giving days of the year.  Millions of people in the United States and around the world will be expressing their love with gifts.

According to National Jeweler, 20 percent of these gift-givers will be giving jewelry, and they’ll spend $4 billion doing so. Unfortunately, much of this Valentine’s Day jewelry is tarnished with dirty gold that's tarnished by human rights abuses and pollution.

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Tagged with: mining, no dirty gold, bristol bay, jewelry retailers, conga, valentine's day


Public Meeting: Fracking Risks to Drinking Water for Fairfax County & DC Metro Area

By Dusty Horwitt

February 12, 2014

Learn about the proposal to frack in the George Washington National Forest, the source of drinking water for Fairfax and the rest of the DC metropolitan area, from Dusty Horwitt of Earthworks. Dusty has used his experience in journalism, law, and politics to conduct investigative research and advocacy on metal mining, oil and natural gas drilling, and hydraulic fracturing. His work has helped protect the Grand Canyon and Colorado River from uranium mining and the state of New York from unsafe shale gas drilling.

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Tagged with: fracking, water, george washington national forest, dc, virginia


Radioactive waste could settle permanently in Ohio

By Laura Hurst

February 11, 2014

Marcellus, Utica, Point Pleasant. Hailing from Pennsylvania and studying in Ohio, such names ring many depressing and unsettling bells for me.

In Ohio, the threat of fracking looms over the lives of many. With a monetary backing from the fracking industry, Governor John Kasich has plans to increase the number of fracked wells to over 4,000 in the next four years.

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Tagged with: fracking, ohio, radioactive waste


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On Earth Day, 2014, City of Beverly Hills votes to prohibit #fracking and #acidizing. Congrats to Beverly Hills!
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