Category: General

  • Town official concerned over gas rig fires: “there should be a moratorium” Lebanon, Madison County (WSYR-TV) – For the second time in just three months, a huge gas rig has caught fire in southern Madison County. It happened in the town of Lebanon, near the Chenango County border.  Two workers suffered burns from the fire that lasted for hours Thursday. Cleanup efforts have carried over into […]

  • Report released today: Numbers don’t include releases from gas drilling, which remains exempt from Toxics Release Inventory reporting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19th, 2009 FOR MORE INFORMATION:Jennifer Goldman, Public Health & Toxics Campaign Director , 406-587-4473Bonnie Gestring, Circuit Rider, 406-549-7361Deb Thomas, Clark, WY, 307-645-3236 TRI highlights need for regulation of nation’s largest mercury polluter Metal mining maintains position as nation’s #1 toxic polluter Mar 19, Washington, D.C. — Today the Environmental Protection Agency published […]

  • Lebanon, NY gas well explodes, injuring two workers by Aaron Gifford Thursday March 19, 2009, 3:39 PM LEBANON, NY – Two people were injured Wednesday after a natural gas well explosion on Soule Road in the town of Lebanon, the second such incident in the area this year, authorities said. The well, owned by Nornew Inc., was reported ablaze at around 5 […]

  • ‘Dimock in the first person’: Cabot behind on royalties

    “Cabot told my neighbor that they are running behind on royalties, and probably won’t start ours until sometime in April.  The 90 days were up in February sometime.   So they don’t even do that right.”

  • Why are we using this stuff anyway?: Rash of fatal residential gas explosions across New England

    So, the natural gas industry wants to increase demand, eh? Here are a few reasons we need to reduce it: this winter’s rash of natural gas explosions in New England suburbs, and the lives lost: 1. One dead in house explosion 2. Gas leak forces evacuations in Keene 3. Woman killed in gas explosion in Somerset Before explosion, gas […]

  • ‘Dimock in the first person’: “None of us think of natural gas as clean these days.”

    In response to a membership letter from the Sierra Club: Dear Mr. Nilles, I am responding to your letter concerning switching from coal power to “clean” natural gas. Although I live near Scranton and the PA coal region in general, I am concerned when I hear of natural gas touted as a clean fuel. At […]

  • More “Why do we use this stuff?” – McKinney, Texas

    The victims of Atmos Energy’s negligence lingered for over 2 and 5 months, respectively. May 16, 2008 7:10 pm US/CentralSet of Explosions Destroy 3 Homes in McKinney May 18, 2008McKinney explosion witnesses, victims’ families criticize Atmos Energy’s response May 19, 2008 5:10 pm US/CentralMcKinney FD Chief Reveals New Details on Explosion Related stories: […]

  • Remember this, when you hear those slick commercials touting decades worth of natural gas from tight shales

    Wall Street Journal, 2/24/09 Natural-Gas Producers Launch Lobbying Group U.S. natural-gas companies, hurt by a combination of booming supplies and falling demand, are banding together to promote their product with lawmakers and the public. Such industry heavyweights as Newfield Exploration Co., Devon Energy Corp. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. will announce Wednesday the formation of the American Natural Gas Alliance to push […]

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