LNG - Fracking

Brian Ward, August 9, 2014

Virginia-based Dominion Energy is planning a $3.8 billion project to build the East Coast’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export center at Cove Point in Southern Maryland. Cove Point sits on the Chesapeake Bay in a rural beach community surrounded by state park land just 30 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.

Chris Williams, Truthout, July 27, 2014

Despite efforts to economically colonize the ancient cultures and peoples that populate Morocco, a strong resistance movement is fighting back.

Aaron Beswick, The Chronicle Herald, July 15, 2014

It’s about to get hot in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

A proposal by Corridor Resources Inc. to drill a test well for oil and gas has caught the attention of industry, cash-strapped provincial governments, aboriginal leaders and environmental groups.

Tom Kenworthy, Climate Progress, July 10, 2014

One of the largest oil companies in the world has been forced in court to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about one of the key environmental impacts of developing oil shale in the arid West. Namely, it will consume an enormous amount of water in a region where drought and climate change are already stressing available water supplies.

Tara Lohan, AlterNet, July 9, 2014

By now, many people have heard about the booming Bakken Shale in North Dakota where there is a mad rush for oil, enabled by the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a practice that pumps millions of gallons of water, chemicals and sand underground to break rock and release hydrocarbons.

Brian Ward, July 9, 2014

Natural gas has become the Obama Administration's solution for what the White House describes as a “new clean energy future” in the United States. Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as fracking, is the gateway to this future. Yet, contrary to many of the talking points from the industry and the White House, this gas is attained dangerously and won’t necessary even stay in the U.S.

Steven Mufson, Washington Post, July 2, 2014

The multibillion-dollar Anschutz Exploration Corp., which helped make its founder, Philip Anschutz, one of the richest men in America, filed a lawsuit three years ago against Dryden, a small town in Upstate New York.

Christine Geovanis, June 23, 2014

Three months ago, BP’s massive Whiting, Indiana tar sands refinery spilled 1,600 gallons of oil into the largest freshwater system in the world. But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming.

Peter Rugh, Vice, June 19, 2014

Leanne and Robert Baum used to take their children sledding in the field across the road from their house in Minisink, New York. But these days, Leanne, who drives a school bus for a local Christian academy, and Robert, who runs a hardware store, say they're afraid to even let their kids play in the front yard. The couple's small township in Orange County has for decades supplied fresh organic and heirloom produce to the restaurants and farmers' markets in New York City, 60 miles south. Now, it is the site of a growing health crisis.

Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, June 15, 2014

A Princeton University study has found that leaks from abandoned oil and gas wellbores pose not only a risk to groundwater, but represent a growing threat to the climate.

Between 200,000 and 970,000 abandoned wells in the state of Pennsylvania likely account for four to seven per cent of estimated man-made methane emissions in that jurisdiction, a source previously not accounted for, the study says.

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