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 […]

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

When NPR started airing pro-fracking messages, I was annoyed. But now that they've also announced plans to close down virtually all their environmental coverage — leaving just one part time reporter to cover fracking, the climate crisis, and more —now I'm frankly alarmed. If you agree that public radio needs to reject money from the fossil fuel industry, and spend more […]

NPR has been accepting millions of dollars in "sponsorship" from the fracking front-group known as ANGA. In exchange for their support, NPR hosts like Steve Inskeep, Melissa Block and Audie Cornish routinely read messages that blatantly misrepresent the dangers of fracking to our planet and people. We've delivered petitions, met with NPR's ombudsman and CEO, and cajoled their staff on Facebook […]

It's pledge drive season. If you're like me, and you've been listening to NPR frequently, I'm sure you've heard the local stations interrupting your favorite shows to ask you to support public radio. That's because local stations are funded by people like you and me. However, the National Public Radio office is funded by frackers. For months we've been calling, emailing, […]

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 […]

Join us here for a live broadcast of our radio show from outside the NPR headquarters! Rsvp below for a reminder email:     […]

When I left our meeting with NPR last December – I was feeling pretty good. We'd gathered over 40,000 signatures. You'd helped us raise money to air an anti-fracking spot on WNYC, the nation's biggest NPR affiliate. And we'd just spent an hour talking fracking facts and consequences with the Ombudsman and acting CEO.  But in the last few weeks it's […]