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Cooperstown's Mayor on Obama's Visit -- and That Anti-Fracking Protest

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York
Greg Mitchell

Jeff Katz, who won his second term unopposed, is an unusual figure in this town -- as a Jew from Chicago and as one of the first Democrats to serve as mayor in this conservative region. But he's got the baseball fanaticism down, in this home for the hallowed Baseball Hall of Fame.

6 Reasons to Celebrate the Growth and Power of Our Movement to Ban Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Following an amazing week of activism, fractivists everywhere have plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend. It's hard to recall a week since last November's election sweep in Colorado as indicative of the growing power of the movement to protect communities from fracking.

Is Fracking About to Arrive on Your Doorstep?

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Gas fracked from shale formations goes by several names, but whatever it's called, it's mainly methane. Fracked gas helps to fuel the floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, and ever-hotter summers that are engulfing the planet. Methane is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and an ecological nightmare due to its potential for dangerous leaks.

Kate Sheppard

Local Anti-Fracking Activists Get Financial Assist From MoveOn

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The online progressive organization MoveOn will announce Thursday a new program to support local anti-fracking activists across the U.S....

Celebs To Obama: What The Frack?!

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

The campaign to end fracking just got star-studded. In a series of videos calling for an end to fracking, celebrity environmental advocates demand...

More Bad News For Church Of England

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) First it was payday lending; now fracking. Last month, the Church of England acknowledged and regretted investing million...

'Fractivists' Follow Governor To Aspen

The Colorado Independent | Andrea Tudhope | Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope. ASPEN– This tiny resort town, set high above the heavily plied natural-gas fields of the Colorado...

Anti-Frackers Turn Focus To State Of Colorado After Win At Local Level

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 09.09.2013 | Denver

Feeling the wind is at their backs, many activists who attended a Frack-Free Colorado meeting in Boulder on Tuesday night wanted to discuss the next s...

Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono & Their Celebrity Friends Star In Anti-Fracking Video

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green

In a new anti-fracking music video released Monday, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono and many of their celebrity friends put pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo to...

Grappling With the Water-Energy Nexus, Arid America Should Trim Fracking and Increase Renewables

Anne Butterfield | Posted 04.15.2013 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

"What more could go wrong?" asks Jane Q. Citizen. And the obvious answer is, we are witnessing compounding threats to our water supply. And some of those threats are done by our choice.

Albany Prepares For Anti-Fracking Rally

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Opponents of natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing are planning a big day of action in Albany, N.Y., culminating with ...

Fracking's Unlikely Foes

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 08.25.2011 | Green

WHITELEY, Pa. -- Fishermen are gearing up and hunters are taking aim – for Marcellus Shale gas drilling. A new coalition of outdoors groups is ...