Petition submitted to Elections Office Updated: 07/02/2014 08:30:32 PM PDT Click photo to enlarge Shannon Biggs, community rights director of Global Exchange in San Francisco, assists communities in passing new laws that place the right of residents over the interests of corporations.
A newly formed group of residents seeking a ban on hydraulic fracturing will begin collecting signatures this week on a petition to force a ballot initiative in Denton.
If they are successful, Denton could become the first Texas city with a ban on fracking and the first city in the nation to ban fracking after permits have already been granted, according to the Denton Drilling Awareness Group.
Saying New Jersey is lagging behind many other states in curbing energy use by its businesses and residents, the Sierra Club yesterday said it would ask the state to establish binding mandates to reduce electric and gas consumption by utility customers.
For the third time in four years at the last minute of a lame-duck session, legislators are trying to sneak another “Dirty Water” bill (S-3107/A-4531) that will delay critical water quality management plans (WQMPs) for another two years. These plans protect water quality and environmentally sensitive areas by regulating where sewer and septic systems can go.
As a mom of two young boys, I am disturbed that Radio Disney is promoting oil and gas extraction and pipelines to kids in a music-filled show called “Rocking in Ohio.”(1) Funded through a partnership with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, the road show is being presented everywhere from schools to county fairs under the guise of teaching kids “science.”
On Oct. 19, people from around the world will unite for a day of action to protest fracking. A project of Food & Water Watch, the second annual Global Frackdown will bring thousands of people together that are calling for an international ban on fracking.
Urge Congress to Stop Obama’s Secret Trade Deals – Food & Water WatchPresident Obama has indicated that he will be seeking fast-track authority for negotiating trade deals overseas, meaning that Congress wouldn’t have to approve his plans. Email your legislators in Washington to urge them to oppose fast track!
This Comment to the Maritime Administration on PORT AMBROSE is well worth reading.
Some of their data gaps have deeply concerning ramifications. Their lack of interest in including any impacts upstream, when inevitably this port gets used for exporting (and vessels which can serve to liquefy and store the gas for those which can transport it are being built now) makes me feel that they are mainly saying they are going to import so they can avoid having to deal with the impacts they would have on neighboring states by exporting.
It all makes for very interesting and surprisingly fast reading.
July 7, 2013
Doddridge County gas fracking explosion injures at least 7
By David Gutman
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At least seven people were injured, four of them very seriously, after an explosion at a hydraulic fracturing operation at a gas well drilling pad in Doddridge County early Sunday morning, according to emergency officials.
Pat Heaster, the Doddridge County director of emergency services, said that four workers had potentially life-threatening burns. Those four were transferred to United Hospital Center in Bridgeport and then flown to West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh.
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