LNG - Fracking

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.

Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, June 7, 2014

A project that could crush British Columbia’s dreams of multiple LNG developments began to take shape in the spring of 2012 when the heads of three of the biggest energy companies in the world wrote a remarkable letter to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. The trio of CEO’s – Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil, Jim Mulva of ConocoPhillips and Bob Dudley of BP – told Mr. Parnell the rivals were joining forces to exploit 35 trillion cubic feet of natural gas locked in Alaska’s vast North Slope oil field.

Joe Romm, Think Progress, June 5, 2014

An explosive new report from the U.S. Department of Energy makes clear that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is likely a climate-destroying misallocation of resources. That is, if one uses estimates for methane leakage based on actual observations. This is the same conclusion I reached back in 2012, based on

, SCNCC, May 30, 2014

Update VI:

A message from Dan Wallace:


just got out of the tank.

Thank you to everyone that came to support us and bring food that was so awesome. Thanks for everyone that spread the word that was so dam kool.
Would like to thank those from New York that sent love to us by ordering a pizza for us that was the best.


RT, Rising Tide Vermont, May 27, 2014


27 May 2014


BREAKING: Climate justice activists blockade Vermont Gas headquarters, drop banner from roof


Damien Gillis, CommonSenseCanadian, May 23, 2014

In the keynote address kicking off her government’s second major conference on liquefied natural gas (LNG), BC Premier Christy Clark billed the resource as nothing short of “the cleanest fossil fuel on the planet.” Clark touted LNG as a “generational opportunity” for the province’s economy, before a sold-out crowd at the Vancouver Convention Centre yesterday.

Nathan Vanderklippe and Brent Jang, Globe and Mail, May 21, 2014

Russia has struck a deal to supply some $400-billion (U.S.) worth of natural gas to China over three decades, a breakthrough pact that solidifies ties between the nations as the West seeks to isolate Russia amid the crisis in Ukraine. After a decade of failed attempts, the countries struck the agreement on Wednesday while Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, the presidents of Russia and China, were in Shanghai for a two-day conference.

John Olivas, Mora County Legal Defense Fund, May 22, 2014

Mora County, New Mexico, the first county in the U.S. to ban oil and gas drilling, is now the subject of multiple lawsuits filed on the part of a fracking companies and one local resident seeking to overturn the Mora County Community Bill of Rights. You can support residents in Mora County fighting to protect their land, air, and water from fracking here.

Rising Tide - Coast Salish Territories, May 21, 2014

Members of Rising Tide - Coast Salish Territories gained access to the second annual International LNG in BC Conference to warn major business players about the risks of investing in Liquified Natural Gas in British Columbia.

Jon Queally, Common Dreams, May 20, 2014

As written, secretive trade agreement would push industry-friendly protections for gas production in the US and larger exports to the EU

According to a leaked draft (pdf) of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal seen by the Huffington Post, a key provision relating to fossil fuels would be a windfall to the natural gas industry in both the U.S. and in Europe.


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