EARTHblog » Jennifer Krill
June 3, 2013
Last week, Californians Against Fracking launched with 100 organizations signed on, ranging from grassroots groups on the frontlines of the state's massive oil and gas industry to national organizations working in many states. Earthworks is proud to stand with them.
We have been working to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for its impacts on communities and the environment for 25 years. In that time, we have seen a sea change in the movement; we have gone from isolated community battles to a national movement (see Stop the Frack Attack). And now California is part of that movement.
April 16, 2013
The formation of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) illustrates much that’s wrong with today’s fracking debate.
By attempting to address the need for stronger standards, the effort validates claims that existing state oversight of oil and gas extraction is inadequate to protect impacted communities.
But CSSD also validates local communities’ mistrust of fracking supporters by excluding drilling-impacted communities from the CSSD formation and decision-making structure. The CSSD has publicly launched a plan to certify drilling, but has not publicly disclosed its verification process.