The skewed IEC award stunned many in Illinois' diverse environmental community, which had been deeply divided over the backroom negotiations on an admittedly flawed regulatory bill earlier this summer.
I have a love-hate relationship with hydraulic fracturing, but my affection for the drilling method has nothing to do with its so-called benefits.
Film: Gasland Part II (2013) Director: Josh Fox (Gasland, The Sky Is Pink) Genre: Documentary (120 minutes) "We have a supply of natural gas that wil...
The statement that fracking is safe is at this point a political statement, reflective of a policy agenda that promotes full-scale exploitation of fossil fuels and propounds that it is wise to continue to propel the current global economic paradigm with finite energy sources.
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The fracking rush in the heartland may have been unleashed by ill-conceived regulatory measures last month, but frontline organizations and citizen groups in southern Illinois are not throwing in the towel -- or even taking vacations this summer.
Touted at first as being clean and efficient, it was supposed to become a legitimate replacement for energy-producing substances like coal and oil. It was the solution America needed to foreign oil imports.
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Illinois' environmental groups conceded it was better to push for regulations than to go for an outright statewide ban of fracking. Will permits and disclosure of chemicals be enough to make fracking safe in Illinois?
Big Oil has deployed the "Tobacco Playbook" once again, this time in response to the release of "Gasland 2." It comes in the form of a documentary film titled, "FrackNation."
Before environmental lobbyists and legislators push a hydraulic fracking bill through the Illinois legislature, they need to sit down with farmers in Clinton County and learn how well regulations defended their water, farms and cankered lives from the contamination of coal slurry.
Gasland 2 screened yesterday in Normal, IL and DeSmogBlog was there to gain a sneak peak of the documentary set for a July 8 HBO national premiere.
I spoke with City Council member Vincent Gentile and Eileen Muller of DC37 Local 1842 and Valentin Colon of DC 37 Local 1930 about the future of New York City libraries. Then we heard from David Braun, president and co-founder of United for Action, about fracking in New York.
If we do not ask the right questions, we will not get the right answers and a key consideration here is whether the right question is how do we wean ourselves off of foreign oil or how do we wean ourselves off of fossil fuels?
People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.
Angela Monti Fox is a psychotherapist and social worker by vocation, but she's also an activist by what you might call an accident of birth -- she's the mother of filmmaker Josh Fox, whose 2010 Emmy award-winning documentary Gasland exposed the perils of hydraulic fracturing.