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Yesterday environmental activists, Indigenous youth, and other concerned citizens disrupted a Politico event sponsored the American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading American trade group of the fossil fuel industry. The event, “Energy and the Election at the DNC”, featured prominent Democratic lawmakers and energy advisors including, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Ed Rendell, […]
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The Michigan primary has been over for weeks now, and with it, so is the focus on Flint, Michigan by the press, by the larger public and even by candidates running to be President. Previously showcased as the issue du jour by Secretary Clinton, which included appearances with embattled Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, local news outlets now accuse Mrs. Clinton of […]
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Hillary Clinton has a new plan for fracked gas in America entitled, “Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Ensuring Safe and Responsible Natural Gas Production,” and it isn’t good. Increased extraction and use of a fossil fuel that’s known for it’s epic, months-long leaks and is 80 times more potent a global warming pollutant than Carbon Dioxide isn’t leadership, it’s a climate catastrophe. And it highlights the […]
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UPDATE: In a climate BFD: Obama put another nail in fossil fuel’s coffin by blocking all new coal leases on federal lands. Read all about this new decision and sign our thank you card to tell the Obama team that we’re counting on them to do MORE to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his last State of the […]

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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I'm frustrated that despite some good actions reining in coal and cleaning up cars, President Obama and his team are mostly putting the interests of the gas industry ahead of our health, safety and climate. The President's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rubber-stamped project after project to expand fracking here and to export fracked gas overseas. That's why I'm going […]
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NPR has been airing pro-fracking statements for months, but when we confronted them about it, they refused to air our anti-fracking sponsored message or listen to our concerns. So we took a small FM transmitter to their front door and broadcast a live radio show that told the truth about fracking right from their doorstep. On the show were interviews […]
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    Washington, D.C. – When we brought your signatures, comments and questions to NPR, I expected to meet with the Ombudsman, Edward Schumacher-Matos, and talk about our concern that the fracking industry's sponsorship is polluting NPR's coverage of energy and the environment. We didn't expect to spend an hour explaining the science of fracking, climate change, and water pollution to the CEO […]