Stopping a Climate Change and Pollution Nightmare in the East Bay | East Bay Express

Source: Stopping a Climate Change and Pollution Nightmare in the East Bay | East Bay Express

Who Bears the Most Risk From Fracking? – The New York Times

Drilling companies are suspected of picking sites that disproportionately affect low-income and minority residents.

Source: Who Bears the Most Risk From Fracking? – The New York Times

Video: insight 5/24/13 | Watch Insight Online | WCNY Public Media Video

Gas Controversy on the Shores of Seneca Lake

Source: Video: insight 5/24/13 | Watch Insight Online | WCNY Public Media Video

TransCanada to Buy Columbia Pipeline Group in $10.2 Billion Deal – The New York Times

The all-cash deal will make the Canadian company a major force in the distribution of natural gas produced in the northeastern United States.

Source: TransCanada to Buy Columbia Pipeline Group in $10.2 Billion Deal – The New York Times

A federal jury found that Cabot Oil & Gas company was responsible for contaminating two couples’ wells in Dimock, Pennsylvania. We spoke with co-counsels for the plaintiffs Leslie Lewis and Elisabeth Radow about the Dimock, PA water contamination case.

A federal jury found that Cabot Oil & Gas company was responsible for contaminating two couples’ wells in Dimock, Pennsylvania. We spoke with co-counsels for the plaintiffs Leslie Lewis and Elisabeth Radow about the case.

 

Ashley Hupfl, a reporter with City & State, shared this week’s Winners and Losers. Bill Mahoney of Politico NY joined Susan and Ashley for a reporter

Source: March 11, 2016: Ashley Hupfl, Bill Mahoney, Michael Borges, Elisabeth Radow and Leslie Lewis, David Gibson | Member Supported Public Television, Radio |WCNY

Deadly-Crossing-Web-Version.pdf

Source: Deadly-Crossing-Web-Version.pdf

25 million Americans live within one mile of a bomb train route. Are you one of them?

As you read this, train cars are crisscrossing the nation carrying a highly volatile form of crude oil. Known as “bomb trains,” these cars have a history of devastating explosions – threatening lives and waterways – when involved in any kind of an accident.

Our report, Deadly Crossing: Neglected Bridges & Exploding Oil Trains, details the danger. The report includes the findings of a grassroots network of advocates who conducted inspections across the United States and identified significant areas of concern with 114 railway bridges along known and potential routes of explosive oil trains.

What they found should alarm us all.

The condition of our nation’s rail infrastructure is dismal. And, according to a study by our report partners, ForestEthics, it threatens the lives of more than 25 million Americans who live within one mile of an oil train route, known as the bomb train blast zone. You may be one of them.

Help us take the findings of this new report to the federal government and demand that bomb trains stop endangering lives and waterways.

Living on Earth: Massive Natural Gas Disaster Hits Los Angeles

Since October, a leaking underground natural gas storage facility near Los Angeles has released vast amounts of methane, its main ingredient, into the atmosphere, becoming one of the nation’s worst environmental accidents, as methane starts off 100 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Host Steve Curwood and Anthony Ingraffea, a civil and environmental engineer at Cornell University discuss the blowout, including. Professor Ingraffea’s belief that this disaster may be a harbinger of what’s ahead for these aging storage facilities.

Source: Living on Earth: Massive Natural Gas Disaster Hits Los Angeles

Aliso Canyon methane leak emissions sky-high, pilot scientist found

Source: Aliso Canyon methane leak emissions sky-high, pilot scientist found

Confirmed: 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake in British Columbia Caused by Fracking (Likely World’s Largest)

Fluid injection from fracking triggered a 4.6-magnitude earthquake in British Columbia, the largest fracking-related earthquake in the province. Oklahoma

Source: Confirmed: 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake in British Columbia Caused by Fracking (Likely World’s Largest)

Texas Fracking Zone Emits 90% More Methane Than EPA Estimated | InsideClimate News

A sprawling, aggressive effort to measure the climate footprint of natural gas production has yielded striking results: methane emissions from the Barnett Shale in North Texas are at least 90 percent higher than government estimates.

Source: Texas Fracking Zone Emits 90% More Methane Than EPA Estimated | InsideClimate News