Fracking linked to earthquakes

Earthquakes are evidently enough to shake people up. “Fracking” is trending on Yahoo. Below is the current news, and some previous onthewilderside warnings that hydraulic fracturing to find natural gas causes earthquakes. (Also, a video to remind Long Islanders that we can get earthquakes, too.) (excerpt from) Reuters Study raises new concern about earthquakes and […]

Is it time to turn LIPA back into a people’s power authority for Long Island?

Editors’ comments on November 14, 2012: LIPA does not need rants from the politicians who helped make the mess. LIPA needs elections! Pre- Sandy LIPA/Long Island Power Authority coverage from local media: Suffolk Closeup: Electing LIPA’s trustees Shelter Island Reporter / October 21, 2012 by Karl Grossman Sparring over LIPA board’s ‘legitimacy’ Newsday / October […]

Twin Earthquakes in Dallas, Texas: Could fracking be to blame?

Earthquakes in Texas First the news: WFAA.com reports: Twin earthquakes rattle North Texas September 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM IRVING — The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Irving at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Four minutes later, there was a magnitude 3.1 quake in West Dallas… Then: Any reasons why this could […]

Oct 23: Poets for Renewable Energy and Peace event in NYC

Featuring: Anne Waldman, Eliot Katz, Sahar Muradi, Zohra Saed, The Mast (featuring Haale Gafori and Matt Kilmer), Sara Goudarzi, Bob Rosenthal, Papoleto Melendez, Yusuf Misdaq, Tahani Salah, Jackie Sheeler, Chris Brandt, David Henderson, and surprise special guests. 10/22/2011 update: New additions to the evening’s celebrations: -Plus! Guest speaker, the author and investigative reporter, Greg Palast […]

Today 6/11/11: Anti-nuke rally in NYC (and report on rallies in Japan)

Today, in New York City, you can attend an anti-nuke rally, in solidarity with Japan: June 11th, 1PM at Tompkins Square Park (9th Street and Avenue A, New York, NY 10009) For more info, email: 311newyork at gmail dot com jfissures.wordpress.com There are lots of reports of the anti-nuke protests in Japan on Twitter. There […]

Can gas drilling cause earthquakes?: Case study happening in Arkansas

(excerpt from) Daily Mail UK via Common Dreams (progressive, international news) Drilling Companies Agree to Suspend Operations After Work at Wells in Arkansas Linked to Causing Earthquakes March 8, 2011 Two gas drilling companies have agreed to suspend specific operations at wells near Arkansas after their work was linked to nearby earthquakes… Arkansas geologists are […]

Election News from CA: Incumbent greens re-elected, Governor candidate Laura Wells makes a showing, and Prop 23 is defeated

[See Green Party of CA 11/3/10 press release at bottom of this post] The Green Party of California won on several levels on election day. Gayle McLaughlin, a green incumbent, won re-election for Mayor of Richmond. Several incumbent and non-incumbent California greens won local offices. The Green Party CA Governor candidate, Laura Wells, received a […]

Do all these earthquakes mean something?

Update for November 2, 2011: In Oklahoma, earthquakes could be a result of “fracking”, natural gas extraction. Story: here. Info from The US Geological Survey about earthquakes is here. Gives dates, magnitude, and info for recent summer 2011 Virginia and Colorado earthquakes. August, 2011, Earthquake analysis: Did fracking (gas and oil extraction) cause the Virginia […]

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