Tagged Anti-Fracking

EPA Denies Anti-Fracking Activists’ Petition to Expand Regulations

Rate this article Article Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made it clear on several occasions that Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, commonly known as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), is not designed to cover oil and natural gas production activities. So it came as no surprise this…

Seven Ways Ban-Fracking Activists Try to Scare You with False Information

Rate this article Article Abstract: Anti-fracking activists’ long effort to scare the public with false information is perhaps best illustrated by a recent flyer advertising a rally organized by Appalachia Resist in Ohio, in which activists actually plan to meet in a graveyard wearing skull costumes (!). From the announcement: “WHAT: FRACKING IS FRIGHTENING RALLY….

Ban-Fracking Rally Flops at Colorado’s Presidential Debate

Rate this article Article Abstract: Photos of a march planned by anti-fracking activists show very little attention on fracking. Source. Ahead of this week’s Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado, activists claimed that they would “draw 10,000 people” to protest the candidates’ positions.  And, as the New York Times reported, “anti-fracking activists are organizing a…

Activists Dust off Anti-Fracking Playbook in Attempt to Scare Floridians

Rate this article Article Abstract: A gathering of some of the most extreme and well-funded national and regional “ban fracking” groups will converge on Fort Myers this week for a “Florida Fracking Summit.” Judging from the event’s promotional materials, the activists are following the same playbook they have used elsewhere: go heavy on fearmongering and…

Anti-fracking proposal must be firmly rejected

Rate this article Article Abstract: Published: Tue, October 20, 2015 @ 12:00 a.m. There isn’t a newspaper in the country – ours included – that would criticize a citizen for petitioning his or her government. Indeed, government accessibility and transparency are the foundation of democracy and the mainstay of a free press. That said, we…

Democrat Chairman on CELDF Ban-Fracking Amendment: “This is a Total Waste of Taxpayers’ Precious Funds”

Rate this article Article Abstract: Today, the Mahoning County Democrat Party in a unanimous vote announced its opposition to the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s (CELDF) fifth attempt to push an anti-fracking “Community Bill of Rights” in Youngstown. Mahoning County Democrat Party Chairman, David Betras stated, “The members of the executive committee were unanimous in…