Tag: oil and gas

Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages

Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages













Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Last Wednesday, the Washington D.C. city council passed a resolution opposing fracking in the George Washington National Forest, making the nation’s capitol the third major U.S. city, after Los Angeles and Dallas, to decry the hazards of shale drilling in recent days.

The D.C. council’s … More

March 11, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
6 States Where Fracking Earthquakes are a New Feature of Reality

6 States Where Fracking Earthquakes are a New Feature of Reality













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The movement against hydraulic gas fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ is becoming mainstream as this toxic and rapidly expanding technique by the oil and gas industry affects more and more everyday people. Essentially, fracking is the process of forcefully injecting different blends of chemicals, fresh … More

March 5, 2014 | By | 40 Replies More
California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History

California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History













Food & Water Watch
Waking Times

With drought jeopardizing California agriculture, farmers across the state urge Governor Brown to place a moratorium on water-intensive fracking.

California farmers, grappling with a record drought that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Governor Jerry Brown to place a moratorium on the water-intensive … More

February 28, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Nobody Knows How Much Fracking is Happening Off California’s Coast

Nobody Knows How Much Fracking is Happening Off California’s Coast













Mike G, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The modern environmental movement was born when a drilling platform blew out and some 100,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, polluting California’s famous coastline. Yet as the race to exploit the vast amount of oil in the Monterey More

February 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Severe Oil Contamination Found in the Largest National Reserve in Peru

Severe Oil Contamination Found in the Largest National Reserve in Peru













Stefan Kistler, Alianza Arkana
Waking Times

Last week Peruvian governmental authorities released test results that prove alarming levels of contamination in Peru’s largest national reserve, Pacaya Samiria. The park has been declared a “wetland of international importance” by international treaty and is part of Kukama Kukamilla indigenous territory. The contaminated … More

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas

Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas













Sharon Wilson & Alan Septoff, Earth Island Journal
Waking Times

When Texans say “no” to oil and gas development, it’s a sign that times are a-changin’

The earthquakes you may have heard about — the 30 tremblors that have struck north central Texas since November 1 and have damaged many More

January 29, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Scientists Make Crude Oil in Laboratory in About an Hour

Scientists Make Crude Oil in Laboratory in About an Hour













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

As the world continues to seek energy solutions that may alleviate some of the big problems associated with fossil fuel extraction, new ideas and inventions are being made possible with technological advances.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists and engineers have developed a … More

December 24, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
What a Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About

What a Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About













Emily Atkin, Nation of Change
Waking Times

While coal, oil, and gas are an integral part of everyday life around the world, 2013 brought a stark reminder of the inherent risk that comes with a fossil-fuel dependent world, with numerous pipeline spills, explosions, derailments, landslides, and the death of 20 More

December 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Broken Trust: Victims of Pipeline Spills Tell Their Stories

Broken Trust: Victims of Pipeline Spills Tell Their Stories













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Evaluating pipeline safety is the business of engineers and scientists, but evaluating the human cost of transporting hazardous materials near people’s homes is best left to those who’ve experienced the fallout.

Homeowners shared their experiences with industry insiders at the New Orleans Pipeline Safety More

December 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes

Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes













Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The Great Lakes, drinking water source for over 40 million North Americans, could be the next target on tar sands marketers’ bullseye according to a major new report out by the Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes.

The 24-page report, “Oil and More

December 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Water Industry Admits Fracking Compromises UK’s Water Supply

Water Industry Admits Fracking Compromises UK’s Water Supply













Kaye Spector, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Today, two industry groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding stating that their members will minimize the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources.The memorandum accompanies a report released by Water UK. The report concludes that ”where water … More

November 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Photos Reveal Ecuador Building Secret Oil Roads Deeper Into Richest Rainforest on Earth, the Yasuní National Park

Photos Reveal Ecuador Building Secret Oil Roads Deeper Into Richest Rainforest on Earth, the Yasuní National Park













Massimo De Marchi, Mongabay
Waking Times

In August 2012, professional photographers Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet were on assignment for National Geographic in Yasuní National Park, home to arguably the most biodiverse rainforest in the world. While there, they happened to take an aerial shoot above an area known as … More

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Word Games are Misleading the American Public About Fracking

Word Games are Misleading the American Public About Fracking













Sky Truth
Waking Times

“Half the truth is often a great lie.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac – 1758

Hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, and other drilling practices have unlocked previously inaccessible reserves of oil and gas across the United States and the world. However, some of the … More

November 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Could California’s Shale Oil Boom Be Just a Mirage?

Could California’s Shale Oil Boom Be Just a Mirage?













Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Since the shale rush took off starting in 2005 in Texas, drillers have sprinted from one state to the next, chasing the promise of cheaper, easier, more productive wells. This land rush was fueled by a wild spike in natural gas prices that helped make … More

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Worldwide Protests Challenge Fracking Industry

Worldwide Protests Challenge Fracking Industry













Farron Cousins, De Smog Blog
Waking Times

On Saturday, October 19th, from Romania to Canada and beyond, protests of varying size took place all over the globe to bring attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

The events, part of a worldwide effort by Global More

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mobile Alabama: A Tar Sands Mecca in the Making

Mobile Alabama: A Tar Sands Mecca in the Making













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

It took a while for the Alabama public to understand that their state is being transformed into a tar sands Mecca. Proposals for rail and pipeline transport and tar sands storage facilities were first presented in 2010, and by 2012, most were rubber stamped … More

September 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Corporate Propaganda – Fox News Sells Fracking as ‘Incredibly Good for Our Environment”

Corporate Propaganda – Fox News Sells Fracking as ‘Incredibly Good for Our Environment”













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“Nature doesn’t give us a clean environment.” 

Recently on Fox News, Alex Epstein, the founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, and author of the book, Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet, argues in favor of hydraulic gas fracturing, or fracking, as it … More

September 16, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Whether By Train Or By Pipeline, Oil and Gas Transport Is Unsafe

Whether By Train Or By Pipeline, Oil and Gas Transport Is Unsafe













Don Lieber, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The deadly oil train disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec on July 5, which (as of this writing) has left 33 people dead, with 17 still missing, and contaminated over 60 miles of local drinking water sources, has initiated a curious response across the … More

July 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hydro-Fracking – Boom or Bust?

Hydro-Fracking – Boom or Bust?













James Hall, Contributor
Waking Times

The economics of oil or natural gas hydrofracking are seldom analyzed from the perspective of the American consumer. Most discussions focus upon the investment opportunities of specific companies, royalties to leaseholders, windfall tax revenues that state governments will benefit from and the bonanza that local … More

June 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?

Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?













Caroline Selle, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Much of the debate around the Keystone XL pipeline has focused on the dangers of extracting and transporting the tar sands. Left out, however, are those in the United States who are guaranteed to feel the impacts of increased tar sands usage. Spill or no … More

May 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More

Must Watch Videos

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | 13 Replies More
Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More