Fracking

2015 in Review

Remember that time we stopped the pipeline, saved a species, shut down FERC or called out climate denial live on national TV? I do. But there’s no way I could fit all the amazing stuff you, me and everyone at Environmental Action did this year into one message. So check out our 2015 highlight reel – stuffed full of more […]

Yesterday was the day to Un-frack the #COP21 climate talks in Paris. Dozens of Environmental Action members chipped in to support a delegation from Beyond Extreme Energy — our pipeline fighting, export terminal busting, front-line community supporting buddies who you’ve met before on the sidewalks in front of FERC.Don Weightman of Philadelphia was one of a delegation of international fracktivists who […]
Methane delivery

Yesterday, along with friends like Sierra Club and Earthjustice, we delivered over 706,000 signature to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) telling them to plug the methane leaks from oil and gas drilling.These leaks are a huge problem. Methane leaks can cause sickness and disease, as in the case of the leak detected on Oct. 23 that has sickened nearby residents of Southern […]
Cop21 green zone

Another busy day here in Paris and Le Bourget, but negotiations of real substance are still slow to take shape.Just for fun here’s a quick version of the Walk into the conference site’s ‘Green Zone’ called the climate generations space. It’s free and open to the public, and is an easy space where anyone can come in and attend a lecture or stop […]

BREAKING: This afternoon New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he is rejecting the application by Liberty Natural Gas, LLC to construct the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility off the coasts of Long Island and Far Rockaway, New York. The veto of the application is a major victory for environmental activists who have been fighting this dangerous project […]

As the world gets ready for the global climate talks in Paris next month, Americans are getting ready to lead. Just yesterday Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders unveiled a bill to ban all fossil fuel extraction on public lands. The Keep it in the Ground Act was specifically designed to build and expand the Protect Our Public Lands Act in […]

Leaks of fracked gas are really bad for public health and our climate. Families near fracking infrastructure have reported much higher rates of asthma, heart problems, liver disorders and even cancer. One recent Johns Hopkins University study found that mothers living near fracking sites had a higher risk of premature birth and other complications during pregnancy. Even if you don’t live near […]

Today, more than 15 advocacy groups gathered outside of the nation’s Capitol, with Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) to deliver more than 350,000 petitions urging Congressional support of the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902. The legislation is the strongest anti-fracking bill introduced in Congress to date and would ban fracking on public lands. It […]

Welcome to our frack free radio hour! Scroll down in the window below starting at 11am to see the radio show (ok it’s a video-radio show) and use the comment box or tweet along to ask questions of our guests. Live Blog Live from NPR, it’s this american fracking life  Have you heard one of the ads on NPR that tell you […]

What a weekend, what an Action, what an amazing event!Yesterday I stood in front of major fracking companies with native and tribal leaders, in front of the local EPA with families who’s water was poisoned by fracking, and on the steps of the Colorado statehouse with families from 31 states — all calling for an end to fracking.I was proud […]