Fracking

Washington, D.C. – Today is the deadline to submit public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to their highly controversial study about fracking’s impact on drinking water. Food & Water Watch, Environmental Action, Breast Cancer Action and other advocacy groups delivered nearly 100,000 comments asking the EPA to redo their study with a higher level of scrutiny and […]
all fracking considered

Loading…If you’re an avid NPR listener, you’ve probably heard one or two “fracking horror stories.” I’m talking about the ones that tell you fracked gas is clean-er, safe-er or spurring the economic development of some little town that’s just SO GRATEFUL, and then ends with an ad from the American Natural Gas Association (ANGA) that tells you to “think about […]

Last weekend California Fracktivists came together in 18 cities from Eureka, all the way down to San Diego, to deliver a collective message to Gov. Jerry Brown: End Fracking Now! The Clean Not Extreme events were held in response to a new California study that revealed the many dangers of fracking and the fact that fracked waste water is currently […]
Carbon Bath

The United States (U.S.) currently has no rules for global warming pollution from power plants. This is significant given that power plants account for roughly 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions — the single largest source in the nation. Globally, U.S. power plants accounted for 6 percent of global warming emissions, second only to China. For these reasons, President Obama’s […]
Frack Free Local Radio

NPR is still taking money from frackers, running pro-fracking ads and reporting stories with a pro-fracked gas bias. So far, we’ve had trouble getting the national reporters and ombuds people to listen to our concerns, so we’re trying a new angle to turn up the volume and get them to drop the frackers:NPR gets more money from local stations (like […]
EPA-approved-flaming-water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finally released their study on how fracking impacts drinking water. You’ll doubtless see headlines repeating the study’s main finding that fracking poses no “widespread” risk to drinking water.  But even that summary is a lie, or at least a very misleading falsehood, and we’ll tell you why: The first, and most important reason not to trust this study on fracking’s […]
thank you

#fercus Tweets WOW. When Environmental Action members signed on to support another week of action at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), I knew it would be a powerful, important week of action. What I wasn’t prepared for was how fun, creative and downright beautiful it would all be!On behalf of the hundreds of people who showed up, made art, called […]

Almost a hundred people — many taking action for the first time —  blocked the entrances to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on First St. NE in Washington, DC, early this morning. Five were arrested when they refused to leave the side entrance to the building.FERC approves nearly every permit that comes before it for interstate gas pipelines, compressor stations, gas […]
Ferc Protest blocks North Capitol

Activists and Frontline Community Members from Across the Northeast Begin a Week of Action in DC to Shut Down the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)1st Street, Washington DC | May 26, 2015 – Led by frontline community members from New York State, Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and more, protestors held a rally and shut down a major traffic hub in downtown […]

Call (800) 588-9991 right now and back up front line communities rallying on the ground? Our FERCus bot will help you connect to the commissioners.Update — Right now our team is wrapping up a big march through downtown D.C. where they’ve occupied the lobbies of some of Fracking’s most notorious companies: Spectra Energy (which is building pipelines across the northeast); […]