Fight Reignites to Stop Keystone XL

Fight Reignites to Stop Keystone XL Republicans in Washington, D.C., aren’t giving up trying to ram through the Keystone XL pipeline. On Monday, less than two weeks after President Obama rejected the controversial Canada-to-Texas project, Republicans in the Senate introduced a bill that would let Congress make it a reality. They’re also scrambling to attach … Continue reading “Fight Reignites to Stop Keystone XL”

Fracking and Water

Hi All, I am sure you have noticed alot of commercials on TV telling us how great the natural gas companies are. They are on a campaign to obscure the facts of how destructive this practice is.  The shale extends from Monterrey to LA. A Federal judge in Wyoming (I sent this out last week) … Continue reading “Fracking and Water”

In Response to BLM’s Leasing of 2,600 Acres in CA for Fracking

Hi all– I want to note that the rocks in these areas are known to have been petroleum source rocks, but they have never been heavily exploited for oil or gas production.  This means that petroleum formed in the rocks but apparently migrated elsewhere, perhaps during recent events of faulting and folding. This means that … Continue reading “In Response to BLM’s Leasing of 2,600 Acres in CA for Fracking”

Fracking: Monterey shale exploration draws protest

July 19, 2011 Environmental groups filed a formal protest this week with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management calling for a halt to the leasing of 2,600-acres in California’s Fresno and Monterey counties for oil and gas shale exploration. They said future drilling would likely involve high-pressure hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a new drilling method linked to … Continue reading “Fracking: Monterey shale exploration draws protest”

BLM to lease 2,600 acres in California for Fracking Gas and Oil

Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Los Padres ForestWatch Protest Filed to Save California Watersheds From Dangerous Fracking Drilling Poised to Move Forward Without Thorough Environmental Review SACRAMENTO, Calif. – July 18 – The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Los Padres ForestWatch filed a formal protest today to stop the Bureau of Land … Continue reading “BLM to lease 2,600 acres in California for Fracking Gas and Oil”

Action on a Bill Curbing Impacts from Natural Gas Fracking

Jane and All, I will wait then to write the letter of support but really we must do something here and even if we just get basics on the book, it can be strengthened with litigation or amendment. I have pasted below the “fact sheet” his office sent me. Keep in mind that 1-5 million gallons … Continue reading “Action on a Bill Curbing Impacts from Natural Gas Fracking”

Fracking In California Prompts State Legislators To Introduce Regulation Bill

NOAKI SCHWARTZ June 6, 2011 LOS ALAMOS, Calif. — In a place where oil exploration long co-existed with agriculture, a three-story contraption humming day and night in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country struck residents as a mere curiosity until someone uttered the petroleum industry’s dirty word: fracking. The industry claims fracking, or hydraulic … Continue reading “Fracking In California Prompts State Legislators To Introduce Regulation Bill”

Fracking Disclosure Bill Advances In California State Legislature

June 6, 2011 SACRAMENTO–(ENEWSPF) The California State Assembly has passed legislation sponsored by Environmental Working Group and Earthworks to require oil and natural gas drillers to make public a complete list of chemicals they use in oil and natural gas hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations. The fracking issue has raised alarms in communities nationwide because some … Continue reading “Fracking Disclosure Bill Advances In California State Legislature”

Urgent Action on EPA Stormwater-Send by Monday, May 16

Dear Partners for Clean Water, As partners in a statewide effort to secure protections for polluted waterways, we ask for your help in letting U.S. EPA know that Californians support strong federal leadership on reducing storm water pollution and restoring the health of polluted lakes, rivers, streams, estuaries and coastal waters. In November 2010, EPA … Continue reading “Urgent Action on EPA Stormwater-Send by Monday, May 16”

Rovics’ New Song on Fracking (Natural Gas Mining)

Hi folks, Hope you’re not tired of hearing from me, but when I make a new song I figure it’s worth sending out to everybody… This one is an evil practice known as hydraulic fracturing, which is ruining lives, land and water (not to mention a lot of private property) throughout the US and Canada, … Continue reading “Rovics’ New Song on Fracking (Natural Gas Mining)”