Petroleum, Poetry and Peace 3/22/14

“Petroleum, Poetry and Peace: The Exploration for Ecological Hope, Economic Justice and A Sense of Place” with Margie Swedish and The Peace Poets.

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 […]

Empire Energy Forum propaganda on Fracking and contamination of water

Fracking Call/Empire Energy update: Today, 6/13/2013, received another robocall from this group. The speaker claimed to be an environmental advocate and mother who wants fracking. Egads! We received the above robocall voicemail from the Empire Energy Forum which makes the false claim that  fracking has caused “no instance of ground water contamination”. Then, we received […]

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 […]

Put Global Warming in the debate by including Green Party’s Jill Stein

Unless Stein can join the presidential debates, there will be no discussion of Global Warming.

Yoko Ono gets serious (and silly) about fracking

Fracking stuff: (See video of Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Jimmy Fallon singing about fracking at the readmore…) Do you know what fracking is? It is a method of pumping water and chemicals underground, and then drilling horizontally in shale formations for natural gas. Fracking has been linked to earthquakes happening in areas near to, […]

US Senate candidate Colia Clark to speak at Green Party of Suffolk 4/21/12 annual meeting

Anti-War Candidate calls for Green Jobs, Hydrofracking Ban, Foreclosure Halt The Green Party of Suffolk invites all enrolled Green Party members to come hear their US Senate candidate Colia Clark (www.coliaclark.org) at their annual membership meeting. Clark is running for the seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand. The meeting will be held on Saturday, April […]

Colia Clark Wins Green Party NY Nomination for US Senate

Colia Clark won the unanimous vote of the Green Party State Committee to run for US Senate at a meeting held in Manhattan. Clark, a long time civil rights, peace and women activist

Does fracking cause earthquakes?: Expert in Ohio says, yes.

KW writes: I hope that with this admission from Ohio that fracking literally shakes the earth under our homes and feet, more folks in New York will struggle against fracking. I wonder how many people previously believed that man-made activity could cause earthquakes? This is eye-opening news. See links to fracking info for New York […]

Green Party of New York Denounces DEC Report, Calls for Ban on Hydrofracking

The Green Party of New York State is outraged in the latest DEC release on hydrofracking for natural gas and calls for a total ban on the practice. DEC’s report makes it clear that the state’s primary focus is clearing the way for the petro-chemical industry to reap enormous profits, cloaked in the language of […]

Did Fracking Cause the Virginia Earthquake?

Update for November 2011: Fracking could be to blame for earthquakes in Oklahoma. Story: here. ______________________________ According to geologists, it isn’t the fracking itself that is linked to earthquakes, but the re-injection of waste salt water (as much as 3 million gallons per well) deep into rock beds. Braxton County West Virginia (160 miles from […]

Gasland’s Josh Fox honored on Long Island (via Ecobeth)

The Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment, a statewide New York based environmental organization, honored Josh Fox, creator of the Academy Award nominated film Gasland, at its annual gala this past week. Gasland was the film that shed light on the controversial issue of hydrofracking for natural gas in the shale under areas of the country including […]

NYT: Fracking Injects Millions of Gallons of Hazardous Chemicals Into Wells

Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats. The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of […]

NY Green Party to Guv: Ban Nukes & Fracking, Invest in Green Jobs & Economy

The Green Party of New York observed Earth Day today by calling upon Governor Cuomo to support a ban on hydrofracking for natural gas and an immediate shut down of not only Indian Point but the nuclear reactors at Fitzpatrick and Nine Mile Point Unit 1 that are the same design as the Fukushima Daiichi […]

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