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2012-08-20 02:25:40

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Scott Noren, U.S. Senate candidate running as a Progressive Independent, comments on the alleged approval of Fracking in NY per CBS. "This is a time for Federal action to protect not only NY State, but also the whole U.S. from any future fracking activity (deep gas well horizontal fracturing drilling). Senators Schumer and Gillibrand will only support 'safe drilling' which most of the medical, environmental and public does not stand...

2012-08-06 06:21:24

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Risk analysts have concluded that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") wells producing natural gas in the intensively developed Marcellus Shale region poses a substantial potential risk of river and other water pollution. That conclusion, the analysts say, calls for regulators and others to consider additional mandatory steps to reduce the potential of drinking water contamination from salts and...

Fracking - Bad Science Debate Looms
2012-07-23 09:49:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmentalists often lean heavily on science and research to support their political cause, but a few scientists are now saying that some of the evidence these activists use is misleading or questionable. "The debate is becoming very emotional. And basically not using science" on either side, Avner Vengosh, a Duke University professor studying groundwater contamination told the Associated Press. Shale gas drilling has become a...

2012-07-19 02:22:05

WORCESTER, Mass., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corp. (OTCBB: TMEN), a diversified technologies company engaged in the development and sales of wastewater recovery and power generation technologies, has announced the signing of a contract to deliver ThermoEnergy's first commercial frack water production system to an oil and gas services company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO ) In early 2012, the company made a strategic decision to focus on...

2012-06-21 06:20:57

"Precaution Over Politics" is Common Sense Message From State Residents; Majority of Those in 5 Counties Reportedly Targeted for Fracking Also Want Science Verdict First. FREMONT CENTER, N.Y., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than seven out of 10 New York state voters (72 percent) think that Governor Cuomo should "wait for all the necessary health and environmental studies to be completed first before opening the state to fracking," according to a major new Public Policy...

National Research Council Punts On Fracking-related Earthquakes
2012-06-18 13:44:12

DM Crumbliss The National Research Council folded to pressure from the fossil fuel industry and pro-fracking Congress members last week by releasing a “more study needed” report on fracking and earthquakes. The report was requested by members of Congress. The stakes are simply high enough that the council is unwilling to strongly state the obvious. The report says, “Keep fracking, these earthquakes are no big deal.” Earthquake activity has jumped significantly in...

2012-06-07 10:21:09

SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smock, (www.smockpaper.com) an eco stationery line based in upstate New York, has launched the first letterpress card focusing on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing. Part of Smock's Change the World series, these earth-friendly cards bring attention to hot-button environmental issues and urge consumers to act. Smock donates 100% of profits from the series to environmental causes that are affecting the planet. Smock partnered with non-profit...

2012-06-06 23:01:14

Alec Baldwin hosts a film screening and panel on the environmental and health dangers of hydrofracking in Syracuse on Saturday, June 2 Syracuse, NY. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Emmy award winning actor and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin hosted “What the Frack” this past Saturday at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse. The event featured a viewing of Gasland, the 2010 Academy Award-nominated documentary by Josh Fox, and a panel of speakers that included the well-known biologist and advocate...

2012-05-19 23:13:34

Frack Free Nation and over 1,000 New York residents call on Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 On May 15th, grassroots citizens of New York and beyond took their message to Albany and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health to stop all new gas extraction until a full public health assessment has been conducted. They demanded that the Governor withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS that addresses permit...

2012-05-16 06:23:12

In Wake of Instances of Problem Drilling, Regulatory Rumblings and Shareholder Unrest, Investors Seek Greater Certainty through 12 "Best Practices" Guidelines; Growing Coalition Includes Sustainable and Religious Investors in U.S., Europe and Australia. BOSTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major investors are no longer willing to sit by idly as energy companies engaged in shale gas fracking face concerns about industry drilling problems, growing regulatory uncertainty, and...