Archive for March 2013

EPA Names 31 Members to Fracking Advisory Board

Mar 25th, 2013 | By Mark
epa logo

The federal Environmental Protection Agency empaneled a group of industry experts today to review the agency’s coming report on hydraulic fracturing and the potential impact the controversial drilling technique might have on drinking water. “Our final report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources must be based on sound science and
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – March 25, 2013

Mar 25th, 2013 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

Natural gas leaks and explosions caused significant damage throughout Colorado and many other areas throughout the country in recent days. On Tuesday, March 19, a massive natural gas explosion in Grand Junction, Colorado, destroyed two homes and sent three people to the hospital according to recent media reports. The natural gas company, Xcel Energy, and
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Williams Natural Gas Line Ruptures in West Virginia

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By Mark
Gathering lines, like those shown here, move methane from the wellheads to a processing facility where it is moved downstream via transmission lines.

A major natural gas gathering pipeline owned and operated by the Williams Companies ruptured earlier today in West Virginia, according to recent media reports, just days after the company rejected safety recommendations from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in connection with controversial new natural gas pipeline of similar diameter proposed for New York City.
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Williams Transco Slaps Down U.S. Army Corps of Engineers In Rockaway Pipeline Dispute

Mar 21st, 2013 | By Mark

The company seeking to build a natural gas pipeline through national park land near New York City dismissed safety recommendations from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently, asserting instead that their own plans to build the pipeline to a lesser standard will provide “full protection of the pipeline while minimizing environmental impacts,” according to
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It’s Official! Gasland 2 to Premiere at NYC’s Tribeca Film Festival in April

Mar 12th, 2013 | By Mark
Gasland 2 promo

Gasland Part II, the long-anticipated follow-up to the Academy Award-nominated Gasland, from acclaimed filmmaker Josh Fox, will makes its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 21, has learned. Ed. Note – If you appreciate and enjoy the content you get here at, please take a moment
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We’re On A Mission: We Need 100 Subscribers by March 31!

Mar 8th, 2013 | By Mark

If you’re a regular reader of — and there are thousands of you — you know that is one of the few organizations that refuses to take at face value the PR spin the natural gas industry tries to pass off as fact. And for that, we take a lot of heat …
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