Environmentalists

Message to BLM: Dump Fracking Rule and Start All Over

Producers, oil service companies, Native Americans and even some environmentalists agree on one point: that the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) should scrap its proposed rule overseeing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations on public and Indian lands and start all over again. But their reasons for requesting the do-over are entirely different.

September 17, 2012

Pro-Fracking Documentary Film Exceeds Funding Goal

A Los Angeles-based husband-wife independent filmmaking team said Tuesday they have exceeded their fundraising goal and will continue with production of a pro-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) documentary film, FrackNation, to combat an upcoming sequel to the Oscar-nominated anti-fracking film Gasland by activist Josh Fox. The couple, however, will continue to fundraise for their project, they said.

April 5, 2012

Documentary Film In the Works to Rebuke Gasland

Irish ex patriot journalist/filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer call their project “the film that will tell the truth about fracking,” on their website, which includes the slogan, “There are two sides to every story, and then there is the truth.”

February 10, 2012

Delaware Governor’s Position Could Decide DRBC Vote

Environmentalists say Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will be in a key position to oppose hydraulic fracturing (fracking) when the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) meets on Monday, but they admit they are unsure of where he stands on Marcellus Shale development within the basin.

November 17, 2011

Fracking Has Become a ‘Bumper Sticker’ Cause, Geophysics Professor Testifies

While environmentalists and some citizens are opposed to the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to develop shale natural gas, experts — one of whom has studied fracking for more than 41 years — told a Senate committee the practice does not negatively impact drinking water or the environment.

October 5, 2011

Santa Barbara County Enters California Fracking Debate

Government officials, environmentalists and industry representatives carried the debate on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to California’s south-central coast last Thursday in Santa Barbara County, and while there was no across-the-board agreement, local elected officials did voice surprise that fracking is a potential issue in their county where offshore oil/gas development has had a long-standing love-hate relationship with residents.

September 8, 2011

FERC’s Norris: Take Fracking Concerns Seriously

Shale producers should take seriously the questions and issues being raised by environmentalists and others with concerns about hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and be “open and transparent” about the composition of their fracking fluids, FERC Commissioner John Norris said Tuesday.

June 23, 2011

Range Resources Offers Well Site for Marcellus Study

The trouble with the argument raging between the gas industry and environmentalists over the impacts of shale gas drilling and production is that neither side has the data it needs to back up its position, the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Dan Soeder told NGI. That’s about to change, but probably not as quickly as either side would like.

August 30, 2010

Range Resources Offers Well Site for Marcellus Study

The trouble with the argument raging between the gas industry and environmentalists over the impacts of shale gas drilling and production is that neither side has the data it needs to back up its position, the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Dan Soeder told NGI. That’s about to change, but probably not as quickly as either side would like.

August 18, 2010

Xcel Agrees to Replace Colorado Coal With Gas

Xcel Energy, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and a coalition of state lawmakers, energy companies and environmentalists have reached an agreement on legislation that could close some older coal-fired power plants, with replacement by facilities fueled by natural gas and other lower-emitting or nonemitting energy sources.

March 9, 2010