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NY Congressman Calls Gasland Director Josh Fox’s Fracking Arrest Politically Motivated Censorship

Feb 4th, 2012 | By Mark
Unidentified witnesses testifying at a recent hearing of the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. The hearing was convened in response to recent EPA findings linking fracking to contamination in groundwater in Pavillion, Wyoming.

In an exclusive interview with, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY21) called the recent arrest of “Gasland” director Josh Fox “censorship based on viewpoint” and a politically motivated attempt to obscure Congressional proceedings. “There have been situations before where people who were not credentialed were allowed to film … (this incident) struck me as censorship based
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An Interview with “Gasland” Producer and Director Josh Fox, Part 1.

Dec 1st, 2011 | By Mark

A few weeks ago, on Oct. 30, had the chance to sit down with “Gasland” producer and director Josh Fox to talk about the natural gas industry in America, how it’s affecting the environment and “Gasland II,” which is currently in production. Fox had just finished up a teach-in on fracking at the Occupy
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Shale Gas Industry Insider: We Are Losing the Messaging War on Fracking

Sep 13th, 2011 | By Mark

The shale gas industry has had its collective ass kicked, and kicked hard, by Gasland and others opposed to hydraulic fracturing and needs to redefine its core messages to defuse a burgeoning negative public perception of the controversial drilling technique, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) said
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This Just In: Feds Dramatically Cut Shale Gas Estimates!

Aug 26th, 2011 | By Mark
This map shows the various shale gas plays, as the industry refers to the deposits, that exist throughout the United States. Now, the U.S. Geological Survey has come out with a report that says the amount of recoverable natural gas that exists in the largets, the Marcellus Shale, may be much smaller than previously thought.

To here the natural gas industry tell it, shale gas is the silver bullet that will solve all our country’s energy problems, prod the national economy back into productivity and cure the common cold, all at once. Well, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and such is the case with
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You Think Contaminated Water is All You’ve Got to Worry About with Fracking? Think Again.

Aug 12th, 2011 | By Mark
NY Gov seal

The natural gas industry has embraced hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it has come to be known in the parlance of our times, and its advocates are actively engaged in positioning it as the silver bullet that will solve virtually all of our nation’s energy woes. But to say that there are legitimate concerns about
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Friday Funnies: The Colbert Report

Jul 15th, 2011 | By Mark

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Anti-frack Attacks Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

What Really Happened at the Chesapeake Blowout

Jul 14th, 2011 | By Mark
Crew members work to contain a spill of hydraulic fracturing fluids at a well blowout on April 19 in Bradford County, PA. Photo courtesy of Protecting Our Waters.

Methane concentrations grew so strong following an April 19 blow-out at a natural gas well operated by Chesapeake Energy in northeastern Pennsylvania that the company cleared the area of crew members and equipment in case the facility exploded, according to documents detailing the incident obtained by Following the April 19 blow-out, which sent tens
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Friday Funnies: That Ain’t Natural Gas, Pal …

Jul 8th, 2011 | By Mark

Claims of Chesapeake Energy CEO Aside, EIA Documents Directly Support NYT Story Questioning Shale Gas Claims

Jun 27th, 2011 | By Mark
Shareholders at Chesapeake Energy have filed suit against the company's CEO, Aubrey McClendon, alleging that he failed to disclose significant conflicts of interest.

On Sunday, the New York Times published a well-researched story, supported by a trove of documents such as emails between natural gas industry executives, market analyst reports and internal agency documents, questioning the claims made by natural gas industry executives about the productivity of their hydraulic fracturing wells and the size of the reserves locked
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A “Golden Age” for Natural Gas Could Be the Dark Ages for Clean Air and Water

Jun 8th, 2011 | By Mark

Two days ago, the International Energy Agency issued a report that declared the world could be on the verge of the “Golden Age of Natural Gas,” citing increasing demand and concerns about nuclear power as two of the factors that have laid the groundwork for this glorious era-to-be. The report stated that demand for the
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