Fracking “Shock Doctrine” Unveiled as 2013 Illinois Legislative Session Nears End

By: Thursday May 30, 2013 6:08 pm

The shale gas industry has performed the “shock doctrine” at the 11th hour of the 2013 Illinois State Legislature’s debateover hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the toxic horizontal drllling process through which oil and gas is obtained from shale rock basins nationwide.

 

“Gasland 2″ Grassroots Premiere in Illinois Highlights Industry PSYOPS and Ongoing Fracking Fights

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 3:50 pm

Gasland 2 screened yesterday in Normal, IL and DeSmogBlog was there to gain a sneak peak of the documentary set for a July 8 HBO national premiere.

Josh Fox’s documentary played at the Normal Theater, the second-ever screening since the film officially premiered on April 21 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

The movie builds on Fox’s Academy Award-nominated Gasland, further making the case of how the shale industry’s hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) boom is busting up peoples’ livelihoods, contaminating air and water, polluting democracy and serving as a “bridge fuel” only to propel us off the climate disruption cliff.

ALEC Sham Chemical Disclosure Model Tucked Into Illinois Fracking Bill

By: Thursday February 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Illinois is the next state on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)‘s target list for putting the oil industry’s interests ahead of the public interest.

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Environmental Protections That Voters Supported

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 9:10 am

Americans elected clean energy and clean air champions up and down the ticket last week. Even though oil, gas, and coal companies spent more than $270 million on campaign ads in the past two months, the majority of people rejected their dirty agenda. Voters want healthy air and safe drinking water, not more pollution.

Keystone XL Contractor and SUNY Buffalo Shale Institute Conduct LA County’s Fracking Study

By: Monday October 15, 2012 4:15 pm

A huge report was published on Oct. 10 by Los Angeles County that’ll likely open the floodgates for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for unconventional oil and gas in the Monterey Shale basin. The report, as it turns out, was done by LA County in name only.

As the Los Angeles Times explained, the study found “no harm from the method” of fracking as it pertains to extracting shale gas and oil from the Inglewood Oil Field, which the Times explains is “the largest urban oil field in the country.”

Stop Kids From Eating Cancer Causing Shrimp? Not My Job!

By: Saturday September 11, 2010 11:15 am

The White House, the FDA and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board are teaming up with a group of celebrity chefs to promote the eating of Gulf Seafood.

With Focus on BP Workers, Will Country Finally Pay Attention to 130 Million Others?

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 6:01 am

While we fight for BP’s recovery workers, remember that they’re not alone. Much, much more needs to be done to protect all of America’s workers.

With Gulf Wildlife Under Threat, Louisiana Senators Defend Drilling; Is Pelosi Also Capitulating?

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 2:50 pm

Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, the two Senators from Louisiana, speak out in favor of continuing oil drilling as the Horizon oil slick threatens their state’s environment and livelihood. Lieberman backs them up from his perch in the Senate. Pelosi signals no resistance from the vaunted House Democratic majority.

Four-Story, Rusty Steel Box Built as Consolation to Sea Birds; Horizon Spill out of Control

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 4:40 pm

The latest spill extent graphic from NOAA shows an increasingly staggering area impacted by the Horizon well leak by mid-week. Winds have reversed now, spreading the slick Westward, and temporarily relieving fears that the slick could migrate to the East Coast though Atlantic fisheries could still be impacted.

Horizon Spill Continues, Rome Burns, Nero Gets Out His Stradivarius

By: Sunday May 2, 2010 4:00 pm

Mass media, industry, and Washington, DC have begun their inevitable hysteria and gamesmanship as the Horizon slick steadily grows and threatens more and more of the Gulf coast.

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