Posts Tagged with "fracking"

Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Forget the reign of Tywin Lannister and his bloodthirsty brood of children, grandchildren and henchmen raping and pillaging their way through the fantastical land of Westeros while hapless Starks are beheaded and scattered to the winds. Our own world’s fate is similarly imperiled by the fossil fuel empire’s own game of thrones, power and profit [...]

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Playing Nice In The Sandbox: Feds Try To Inimidate Texas Climate Activists

Friday, April 20, 2012

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Playing Nice In The Sandbox: Feds Try To Inimidate Texas Climate Activists

I’ve been organizing campaigns and non-violent direct actions for a long time. Over ten years now. Most of the time, I hear stories about the screwed up things our government and corporations do and I take it in stride. Every once in a while, something pops and it gets under my skin. A lot. Case [...]

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Breaking: Dept of Interior Drops Charges Against 21 Arrested At Reclaim Power March

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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via Shadia Fayne Wood Update from Washington D.C.: The Department of Interior has dropped the charges against the 21 activists arrested during the Reclaim Power March on April 18th. About one thousand people marched to the Dept. of Interior in an unpermitted march organized by Rising Tide North America and Peaceful Uprising, singing “We Shall [...]

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What is “Clean” Energy Anyways?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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What is “Clean” Energy Anyways?

Not natural gas. Researchers at Cornell University just released a study (pdf) that argues that using natural gas for energy actually causes more, not less, greenhouse gas emissions than coal. The reason that natural gas is so greenhouse gas-intensive is because of “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing, the process required to extract natural gas from far [...]

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RAN’s Position On Hydrofracking

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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RAN’s Position On Hydrofracking

We have grown increasingly concerned about the prevalence of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ a technique used to mine natural gas. We’ve watched movies like Split Estate and Gasland, which explain the serious health risks associated with fracking, and we’ve been hearing and reading about thousands of people across the US who are turning out to [...]

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Deep in the Heart of Dirty Energy and False Solutions

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Deep in the Heart of Dirty Energy and False Solutions

I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes. -Kinky Friedman They say everything is bigger in Texas. And in the race to drive our environment and climate off a steep cliff, my home state of Texas is speeding ahead in a big ass Mack fucking [...]

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