Exxon’s XTO merger proposal isn’t killing the FRAC Act.
Exxon, America's biggest oil company, is planning on merging with XTO, a $25 billion oil and gas drilling company heavily invested in hydraulic fracturing of shale gas deposits.
Whether or not you think that's a good thing, it's causing a bit of furor in part because Exxon has included some language pertaining to fracking's regulatory landscape.
An Alaskan fisherman thanks jewelers for speaking out on Bristol Bay
In the November 19th Anchorage Daily News, Alaskan fisherman Ben Blakey congratulated jewelers who have signed the Bristol Bay Protection pledge.
Pennsylvania communities sue frackers for toxic pollution
Propublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports that Pennsylvania residents are suing Cabot Oil and Gas -- the company responsible for multiple spills associated with their Marcellus Shale drilling near Dimock, PA. They seek to stop future drilling and to establish a trust fund to cover medical expenses for those harmed by Cabot's operations.
Sears/Kmart, Blue Nile, Ultra jewelers say no to dirty gold.
This week Sears/Kmart, Blue Nile and Ultra Stores signed the No Dirty Gold campaign's "Golden Rules" for more responsible mining.
This brings the total number of jewelry retail signatories up to 60. Altogether, these jewelry retailers represent over $1.3 billion in annual US jewelry sales, or nearly a quarter of the total.
Drilling industry executive admits that oversupply, not regulations, responsible for decreased drilling
The drilling industry claims, over and over, that rules that better protect landowners, public health and the environment reduce the industry's willingness to drill.
It's a canard, of course.
Something stinks… the drilling industry’s attitude towards reasonable oversight.
What do the recent Pennsylvania and Colorado examples of industry's attempt to suborn reasonable state drilling oversight demonstrate?
The need for federal regulation of drilling/fracking.
What’s the big fracking deal? Toxic spills.
Updated. Update II.
While the natural gas industry maintains that stronger regulations aren't needed, its track record continues to prove otherwise.
On Tuesday, the Wayne Independent reported that three "substantial" toxic spills by a fracker have occurred in less than one week in Dimock Township, Pennsylvania.
Another violation of trust. Two PA fracking spills of who knows what.
More proof that the FRAC Act is, contrary to industry claims, quite necessary.