In just the last couple of years, environmental agencies, foundations, bloggers, and filmmakers have thrust the natural gas extraction method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, into the public’s consciousness. Arguing that fracking poses serious environmental concerns such as water contamination, flammable water (scientifically linked now), methane emissions, and even earthquakes (linked by U.S. Army and U.S.
After a lot of pressure from grassroots citizen activists, including from the Sierra Club, which posted a story here on Planetsave about the matter last week, “the vote to allow ‘fracking’ of the Delaware River Basin has been cancelled,” 350.org reports. Congrats to more citizen activists and the 16 million people who rely on drinking
Here are three good activism stories I wanted to cover in more depth this week but never found the time to: