Dumping of Wastewater into Aquifers

Dumping Wastewater into Aquifers

Dan Bacher: “The fact that high concentrations are showing up in multiple water wells close to wastewater injection sites raises major concerns about the health and safety of nearby residents.”

A Fracking Good Letter

Fracking Campaign

Walter Brasch: Nevertheless, the industry is digging in and defending not only its destruction of the environment and public health, but to recapture “fracking”— with a “k”—as good and pure.

Meet the Resnicks: The Koch Brothers of California Water

No On Prop 1

Dan Bacher: Want to have some fun and challenge corporate agribusiness at the same time? Then attend a mock reception outside the home of famous (infamous) Delta water diverters, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, hosted by the No on Proposition 1 campaign.

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

Fracking Poisons

Walter Brasch: The EPA identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the earth.

Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity

Climate Justice Requires Unity

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: What do rigged corporate trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Treaty, an international climate agreement to be signed in 2015, have in common? They are both tools being pushed by the power elite to rip away our hopes for democracy and to commodify all things to monetize them for profit.

Big Frackin’ Deal: The Money

Fracking Cleanup Costs

John MacMurray: In the United States, according to economists and geologists, we have mostly seen Peak Oil. Any petroleum we get from here on will require drilling deeper, and fracking.

Big Frackin’ Deal: The Politics

Politics of Fracking

John MacMurray: Although there are laws and regulations, both state and Federal, concerning fracking, the oil and gas industry has succeeded in having a myriad of exemptions, which have largely de-fanged the laws.

Big Frackin’ Deal: The Mechanics of Fracking

Mechanics of Fracking

John MacMurray: To get a picture of what this blast of water does to the rock below, try this: put a brick on the sidewalk. Hit the brick with a large hammer. Notice all the broken pieces and shards. That’s what fracking does.

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

oil tanker trains

Walter Brasch: Railroad derailments in the United States last year accounted for more than one million gallons of spilled oil, more than all spills in the 40 years since the federal government began collecting data.

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