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California Communities Confront Crude-by-Rail in Their Backyards

In the past few months it has been revealed that trains transporting heavy crude oil from North Dakota and Canada are in our midst. Much of this new crude is from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin, which is more explosive than other fuels and has been responsible for several recent disastrous accidents. 1,519 more words

Extreme Energy

Voices Against Fracking: Dispatch From the Don't Frack CA Rally

I’m thinking to myself, “Man, I wish I could get a bird’s eye view of this!” I was one among thousands (estimates ranging from 2000 to 4000+) of so-called “fractivists” in Sacramento on March 15 for what is being called the largest anti-fracking demonstration in California history. 842 more words

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Fracking without Adequate Regulation……… even in Environmentally Friendly California!?!?!

Remember, a little over a year ago, when the State of California proposed new fracking regulations?  Remember how they do not regulate air pollution associated with fracking?   488 more words

Environmental Justice

Boom OR Bust?

Energy companies and media are touting an “energy revolution” with drilling for shale gas. This “renaissance” has claimed it will liberate America and create energy independence. 374 more words

Environmental Justice

Why is My Water Flammable?!?

Ever been to Wyoming?

Well, it’s not known for its environmentalism, with company towns popping up nearly side by side.

Wyoming’s reputation for its oil and gas reserves is growing rapidly with the natural gas boom and State regulators are known for sitting with dollar signs in their eyes and giving the energy companies the right of way.   1,205 more words

Environmental Justice

What is the State of Regulating Fracking in California?

The Wild Wild West-where Big Oil & Gas make up their own rules in the Nation’s Breadbasket!

California has a strong reputation for environmental regulation and “green” cities. 601 more words

Environmental Justice

Fracking and Air Pollution

This is a guest blog from our ally in the Central Valley.  Original post can be viewed here.

Shafter, California is located in Kern County which is at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. 460 more words

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