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Alarm bells sound for Karoo residents after US farmer’s water supply ruined

DESPITE assurances by Shell that fracking in the Karoo will not affect the region’s water supply, shocking details have emerged in the United States of how shale drilling by the giant petroleum company has wiped out a farm’s pristine water supply.There's more…

Spin overtaking facts in Marcellus Shale debate [AP]

thumbnail of ap screenshotThis AP article, now hosted by dozens of media outlets, features a photograph of Marcellus Protest's banner and contingent at Shale Gas Outrage. Too bad the author, Kevin Bagos, fell prey to another kind of sensationalist oversimplification. Read the AP article - and then read this blog post post which critiques it.There's more…

Signing Leases for Drilling, and Now Having Regrets - NY Times

A recent article in the New York Times tells a story many of us have heard from farmers and property holders time and time again: If they could go back in time and do it over--they would never have signed a lease.There's more…

Why I'm Donating My Heinz Award Money to the Fight Against Fracking

sandra steingraberSandra Steingraber beautifully shares why the fight against fracking is so important.There's more…

Skunk At the Garden Party: Rendell Delivers Harsh Message During Shale Conference Speech

Ren­dell took the stage and told the room that “frac­tivists” had a point. “The things they’re talk­ing about are not incor­rect,” he said. “They’re rais­ing seri­ous and legit­i­mate issues. They express the fears of not just a few mil­i­tants, but the fears of a lot of good, hard-working Penn­syl­va­ni­ans. About what’s going to hap­pen to their neigh­bor­hood. About what’s going to hap­pen to their water sup­ply. About what’s going to hap­pen to their water­ways. Those are things that we can’t con­tinue to ignore.”There's more…

Activists protest Philly gas drilling conference

Shale Gas Outrage rallyPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several hundred environmental activists and homeowners packed the sidewalks outside a natural gas industry conference Wednesday and called for a moratorium on drilling, which they said was contaminating water, harming animals and creating a public health hazard.There's more…

Article: "Groups share details about gas drilling"

Check out this article from the South Hills Record about the recent actions of the Jefferson Hills Marcellus Group and the newly formed South Hills Area Against Dangerous Drilling (SHAADD) group.

"Pittsburgh sends natural gas ban to mayor" - article in Politico

The second-largest city in Marcellus Shale-rich Pennsylvania is taking a harder line against natural gas drilling.There's more…

City council approves gas production referendum

Pittsburgh City Council on Monday approved a referendum on natural gas production with a six-member majority -- enough to override a veto -- but it's unclear whether voters will see the issue on the November ballot.There's more…

Community-Rights Ordinance Prohibiting Natural Gas Extraction Adopted in Baldwin Borough

Baldwin Borough

June 21, 2011 -- The Borough of Baldwin has passed by a 5-1 vote a community-rights oriented ban ordinance, prohibiting the commercial extraction of natural gas from within the borough limits.There's more…

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