Archive for November, 2015

Michigan Fracking Ban Petition Falls Short

November 24th, 2015 by James Amaro

A group seeking to place a Michigan fracking ban on a statewide ballot failed to gather the required number of signatures for its petition. The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan compiled over 150,000 signatures for a measure seeking to enact a Michigan fracking ban. State law requires that any petitions must have over 252,000

Do Fracking Wells Target Urban Neighborhoods?

November 17th, 2015 by James Amaro

A recent report showed that oil companies have placed thousands of fracking wells in urban neighborhoods. The study found that 70 percent of the fracking wells in the oil-rich Los Angeles Basin have been drilled within a quarter-mile of homes, schools and hospitals. Many of these fracking wells have been drilled in South Los Angeles,

The Oklahoma branch of the Sierra Club has threatened to file an Oklahoma fracking lawsuit against four oil and gas companies unless they cut down the amount of wastewater they inject into underground wells. The Oklahoma fracking lawsuit, which also has the backing of a New York law firm and a Washington-based activist group, alleges

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Fracking Protestors Crash Monday Night Football Game

November 3rd, 2015 by James Amaro

Two fracking protestors rappelled inside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, during last night’s Monday Night Football game. The fracking protestors hung a banner reading “Dump Dominion” during the game between the hometown Carolina Panthers and the visiting Indianapolis Colts. The “Dominion” refers to the energy company Dominion Resources, a natural gas export

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