From Russianriver Keeper (www.russianriverkeeper.org) Our worst fears were realized in the Feb 28th flood event. The largest gravel pit mine, Syar’s Basalt Pit, had a complete levee failure on a section that had failed in previous floods. The image at left shows the breach in center of picture, with river on the left and Syar […]

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To All, The Senate passed AB 2975 by Assembly member Laura Friedman. This bill provides a mechanism for the state to include river segments in its wild and scenic river system, should the Trump administration remove them from the federal system. If you can nudge the Governor so sign this, please do it. Thanks to […]

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To All, Senator McGuire, along with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Senator Ricardo Lara introduced SB 834 and Assemblymember Monique Limon introduced AB 1775   identical bills that will help discourage offshore drilling by making it harder for offshore oil to be processed. See?  They do listen!  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov Rue

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Greetings: WebEx capabilities are now included for the Expert and Public Stakeholder Meeting on Model Criteria for Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas Production.  The meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.. However, due to WebEx audio and attendees limitations we highly recommend that you personally attend the meeting. WebEx […]

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Sign up and listen and watch, “Keeping Our Watersheds Frack Free” webinar on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 11 am PST. From Pennsylvania to California, from Colorado to Texas, the dirty form of gas drilling known as fracking is contaminating our water and threatening our communities. Join Clean Water Network’s webinar to learn about the […]

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Tests Find Elevated Arsenic, Thallium Levels in Nearby Water Wells SAN FRANCISCO— Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The wastewater entered the aquifers through at least nine injection disposal […]

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To All, Here are actions that can help stall or turn back attempts to frack in California. Larry What is the significance of access to the Eel River Basin offshore Natural Gas Hydrates? Methane (Natural Gas) Hydrates in offshore subduction zone sediments hold the world’s largest reserves of Natural Gas. More than all combined known […]

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Dear Congressman Guinta, Bass and Senators Ayotte and Shaheen, As a constituent in New Hampshire, I request that you introduce legislation that will provide a federal ban on hydraulic fracturing for oil, natural gas and mineral mining.  As a scientist working in the interest of public health and the environment, I am concerned with the […]

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To All, Fracking is the dangerous method of oil and gas drilling that’s causing poisoned water and air in Wyoming, earthquakes in Ohio, and tap water that can light on fire in Pennsylvania. It’s happening here in California, too! Yet we have no laws to ensure we are protected from fracking — and incredibly, state […]

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Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica May 4, 2012 A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted. More than 5,000 wells were drilled in the Marcellus between […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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TEDX The Endocrine Disruption Exchange September, 2010 Extracting, processing, and burning fossil fuels (natural gas, oil and coal) introduces huge volumes of harmful chemicals into our environment. These chemicals, and the tens of thousands of chemical products synthesized from them, are now present in every environment on earth, including the womb. Extremely low concentrations of […]

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Betsey Piette September 10, 2010 Much of the focus on the rapid expansion of natural gas extraction through hydrofracturing, or “fracking,” has centered on methane leaks and chemical contamination of residential water wells. In Dimock, Pa., more than 15 residents sued Cabot Oil and Gas Corp., charging permanent damage to their wells. However, another concern […]

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TDX, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange As natural gas production rapidly increases across the U.S., its associated pollution has reached the stage where it is contaminating essential life support systems – water, air, and soil – and causing harm to the health of humans, wildlife, domestic animals, and vegetation. This project was designed to explore the […]

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To All, Clean Water Network’s next big regional caucus, “Oil, Mining and Gas (OMG) Water Pollution in the Lower Mississippi River Basin”, is right around the corner!  This caucus is scheduled for September 15-16, 2010, and will take place in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Holiday Inn Presidential, 600 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72202 […]

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