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Pennsylvania communities sue frackers for toxic pollution

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By Alan Septoff

November 23, 2009

Propublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports  that Pennsylvania residents are suing Cabot Oil and Gas -- the company responsible for multiple spills associated with their Marcellus Shale drilling near Dimock, PA.  They seek to stop future drilling and to establish a trust fund to cover medical expenses for those harmed by Cabot's operations.

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Tagged with: marcellus shale, pennsylvania, cabot oil and gas, atlas energy, propublica, reuters


Sears/Kmart, Blue Nile, Ultra jewelers say no to dirty gold.

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By Alan Septoff

November 20, 2009

This week Sears/Kmart, Blue Nile and Ultra Stores signed the No Dirty Gold campaign's "Golden Rules" for more responsible mining.

This brings the total number of jewelry retail signatories up to 60. Altogether, these jewelry retailers represent over $1.3 billion in annual US jewelry sales, or nearly a quarter of the total.

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, jewelry retailers, golden rules, blue nile, kmart, sears, ultra


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