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Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?

There has never been anything about the dumping of 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil into the Shawnigan Watershed that is supportable. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Will the Trudeau’s Federal Liberals step in and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?

DeSmogBlog: Drought, Fracking, Coal and Nukes Wreak Havoc on Fresh Water Supplies

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This is a guest post by EcoWatch, republished with permission.

For the last few months EcoWatch has been covering what's become the worst drought in the U.S. in more than half a century. More than 3,200 daily high temperature records were set or tied in June, and July is in the books . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Drought, Fracking, Coal and Nukes Wreak Havoc on Fresh Water Supplies

DeSmogBlog: ALEC’s Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House

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Authored by Sara Jerving of PRWatch.org and ALECExposed.org. Cross-posted with permission from the Center for Media and Democracy. 

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment on April 18 to the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (HR 4348) that would effectively pre-empt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating coal ash, . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC’s Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House

DeSmogBlog: ‘Theoretically, Super Fracking Would Be Super Bad’: Gas Industry Touts Even More Extreme Drilling

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According to Halliburton, one of North America’s largest hydraulic fracturing operators and suppliers, the “frack of the future” has arrived. Hoping to both increase well production and lower production costs, Halliburton is one among a crowd of energy companies looking to overhaul their fracking operations with new – and more . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ‘Theoretically, Super Fracking Would Be Super Bad’: Gas Industry Touts Even More Extreme Drilling

DeSmogBlog: Gas Industry Geologists – Not Doctors – Decide If Water Is "Safe" in Alberta Fracking Contamination Cases

Screen shot 2011-11-14 at 10.18.36 PM.png Water contamination is at the heart of the fracking debate. Gas companies and their well-funded industry support groups (still) adamantly contend that &l… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Gas Industry Geologists – Not Doctors – Decide If Water Is "Safe" in Alberta Fracking Contamination Cases

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: New York Comptroller DiNapoli Introduces Frack Fund To Cover Industry Damage

Picture 3.png Although New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has yet to take a stance on the issue of hydraulic fracturing within his state, he introduced legislation on Tuesday that will re… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: New York Comptroller DiNapoli Introduces Frack Fund To Cover Industry Damage

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Environmental Working Group Reveals EPA Knowledge of Water Contamination From Fracking

Screen shot 2011-08-03 at 11.29.37 PM.png Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been known by the EPA to contaminate underground sources of drinking water since 1987. In a 25-year old investigat… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Environmental Working Group Reveals EPA Knowledge of Water Contamination From Fracking

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission Bans Fracking Disposal Wells Due to Earthquakes

Screen shot 2011-08-02 at 2.23.46 PM.png The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission has voted unanimously to ban disposal wells for unconventional gas drilling wastes in a region that has been inundated… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission Bans Fracking Disposal Wells Due to Earthquakes

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Shell Forced to Retract "Misleading" Fracking Adverts in South Africa

Screen shot 2011-07-21 at 5.43.24 PM.png The gas industry has finally received the slap on the hand it deserves for parroting the outdated refrain: “there are no instances of documented wat… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Shell Forced to Retract "Misleading" Fracking Adverts in South Africa

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: New Jersey Senate Passes Fracking Ban

Lawmakers in the New Jersey Senate voted 33-1 today to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking), in a move to protect the Delaware River from potential contamination from the risky unconventional gas drilling practice. The Delaware River supplies drinking w… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: New Jersey Senate Passes Fracking Ban

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: The Case for a Ban on Gas Fracking: Food and Water Watch Report

Screen shot 2011-06-16 at 7.30.04 PM.png   Last month, DeSmogBlog released Fracking the Future, an in-depth report on the threats posed by unconventional gas drilling and the efforts of the … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: The Case for a Ban on Gas Fracking: Food and Water Watch Report

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Post Carbon Institute Debunks False Hope Of Gas As ‘Bridge Fuel’

PCI Gas Report.png Touted by industry as a “clean energy” panacea, unconventional gas is widely heralded as deliverance from air pollution to global warming to foreign energy dependen… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Post Carbon Institute Debunks False Hope Of Gas As ‘Bridge Fuel’