Tag Archives: Fracking

Monkey Wrenching the Frackers

Monkey Wrenching the Frackers
The make-believe cops have been supplied with blaze orange construction vests, plastic badges and faux police caps, which combine with their many tattoos and piercings to make them look like a punk version of the Village People. This mock police ambush was part of a three-hour crash course in “Responsible Direct ... Read more

Here’s what fracking can do to your health

Here’s what fracking can do to your health
Although the natural gas industry is notoriously tight-lipped about the ingredients of the chemical cocktails that get pumped down into wells, by now it's widely known that the list often includes some pretty scary, dangerous stuff, including hydrochloric acid and ethylene glycol (a.k.a. antifreeze). ... Read more

Fracking Could Cause People to Die of Thirst

Fracking Could Cause People to Die of Thirst
You cannot live without water, but the fossil fuel industry is counting on squeezing the last drop out of the Earth to extract oil and natural gas. On March 21, Bloomberg news ran an article, "Global Energy Thirst Threatens Water Supplies, UN Says." It's rather grim to foresee that when the fresh ... Read more

Report: Fracking Drains Water from Drough-Stricken States

Report: Fracking Drains Water from Drough-Stricken States
As states from Arkansas to California deal with economically crippling, record-breaking droughts, a new report has found that hydraulic fracturing — a process of drilling for oil and natural gas also known as fracking — could further deplete scarce water resources. The report, issued by ... Read more