James Hansen: Fracking is ‘Screwing Your Children and Grandchildren’

Speaking to Carbon Brief at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, Dr. James Hansen, one of the world’s most prominent climate scientists, has strongly criticized the UK government’s pursuit of fracking for shale gas. Asked what he thought of the UK government’s policy of seeking to copy the U.S.’s fracking revolution, Hansen said: Well, that’s screwing your children and grandchildren. Because if you do that, […]

Pennsylvania Focuses On Renewables In Latest Energy Plan

Pennsylvania’s path to a lower carbon future will include a significant expansion of renewable energy; fewer methane leaks from natural gas pipelines and coal mines; more efficient use of energy to power homes and businesses; new forest preserves; and more waste made useful as energy. That vision, described in a new draft update to Pennsylvania’s climate […]

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of uncertainty over the disputed method of natural gas extraction. State officials concluded that fracking, as the method is known, could contaminate the air and water and pose inestimable dangers to public […]

Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees To Ignore Residents Sickened By Drilling

The Pennsylvania Department of Health instructed its employees never to talk to residents who complained of negative health effects from fracking, StateImpact Pennsylvania reported Thursday. Two retired employees of the department detailed restrictions on attending meetings, lists of topics they could not discuss, and a general departmental hostility to the idea of health problems linked to shale […]

Picnic Held In Highland Township To Discuss Injection Well

KANE — As Highland Township gears up for a fight to keep Seneca Resources from drilling a wastewater injection well, the small township received support at the Residents Fight for Clean Water picnic on Saturday at the Highland Township firehall in James City. Approximately 60 people attended the seminar, including Highland Township Supervisor Joe Milstead. […]

Elk County Township Prepares For Battle Against Deep Injection Well

A small town in Northwest Pennsylvania is gearing up for what could potentially be a big battle against Seneca Resources over a drilling wastewater disposal well. In January, the Environmental Protection Agency approved Seneca’s applicationto operate a deep injection well in Highland Township – despite a local ordinance passed in 2013 banning such wells within the township’s borders. […]

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