hydrofracturing (fracking)

fracking for natural gas

Press Release: Fracking by the Numbers: New Report Quantifies Damage Done by Gas Drilling

Report Highlights Need to Protect George Washington National Forest

Alexandria, V.A.— As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to announce whether or not to open up the George Washington National Forest to the dirty drilling practice known as fracking, a new report from Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment across the country.

Press Release: Broad Coalition Unites to Challenge Construction of Dominion’s Cove Point LNG Export Facility

120+ groups from across Maryland and the region urge Governor O’Malley to intervene; as first step, he must demand a federal “Environmental Impact Statement”

$3.8 billion industrial project would trigger the state’s biggest single source of global warming pollution, endanger local communities and the Chesapeake Bay, and ignite a new wave of fracking and pipelines

Press Release: With LNG Export Approval, DOE Shortchanges American Public, Ignores Economic and Safety Concerns

Cove Point project would hike energy costs, threaten public safety, harm Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy announced today it had granted conditional approval to the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility to export liquefied natural gas to non-free trade agreement countries, pending an environmental review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Press Release: Environmental Coalition Presses For Thorough Review of Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

First-of-its-kind Facility on East Coast Would Hurt Chesapeake and Hasten Nearby Fracking

WASHINGTON, DC- A  coalition of local, regional, and national groups are objecting to the environmental impacts posed by the proposed Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, saying the project would hurt the Bay’s economy and ecology, increase air pollution, and hasten fracking and drilling in neighboring states.

Take Action! Keep Fracking out of George Washington National Forest

An example of fracking within a forestTake Action! Keep Fracking out of George Washington  National Forest!

Our National Forests were set aside to protect drinking water for American citizens and to provide a playground for us to hunt, fish, camp, hike, bike and to enjoy natural places.

Keep the Limits on Fracking- Take Action Now!

We need your help to protect healthy forests and drinking water in Virginia and West Virginia by keeping a proposed ban on natural gas fracking on the George Washington National Forest.Fracking

Press Release: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Planned for Cove Point, MD

In an effort to challenge what they call the next threat to America’s energy independence, environmental health, and family economics, a coalition of environmental organizations has filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy challenging a proposal that would allow the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility to export natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries, many in Asia and the Middle East.

Marcellus Shale Flight

On May 5th, 2011, I took flight from the Cumberland Regional Airport to do an activity assessment of the permitted Marcellus Shale Gas wells in the Potomac River Basin of West Virginia. There were eight sites total to observe, but due to weather conditions and time, only 6 sites were located and observed.

My pilot, John Lawton from Ohio, flew a modified Cessna 172E. The flight took approximately 2 hours and covered 219 miles. The flight was arranged with the organization Light Hawk.

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