Riverkeeper Blogs

On July 1, Earthjustice Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg joined Kate Hudson of Riverkeeper in going head to head with fracking proponents, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera and former Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Susan Tierney, in a nationally broadcasted event presented by Intelligence Squared in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival. More
The gas industry resorted to pointing fingers and invoking bogeymen yesterday, claiming that the environmentalists are guilty of manufacturing falsehoods and half-truths about drilling for resources.  ExxonMobil’s CEO blamed the press for producing scare stories without checking their facts, and he blamed the advocacy groups for […] More
Policymakers should be equally as concerned about wastewater spills and disposal issues related to shale gas extraction as they are about the possibility of groundwater contamination from fracking fluids according to a new report by Pacific Institute released last week. More
albany rally jun 20 2012
Today, almost one hundred organizations and professionals, stand together to oppose the plan that was leaked to The New York Times last week, which would establish a demonstration program for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in parts of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga counties. […] More
Kimberly Garrison and Kimberly Pierce Riverkeeper Legal Interns The golden age of gas may mean the dark ages for the climate, according to a report released last week by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report, “Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas,” which […] More
Mark Ruffalo at the New Yorkers Against Fracking Rally
Photos from the New Yorkers Against Fracking Rally in Albany, N.Y., on May 15, 2012. More
Testifies that legislative action on hydrofracking is urgently needed Riverkeeper testified in Albany today at the Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum on Hydraulic Fracturing along with our partner organizations and fellow advocates. Riverkeeper urged swift legislative action to address the substantial flaws in the state’s […] More
How the gas industry steals from the water budget and leaves us with a toxic waste problem Every time the gas industry fracks, the public loses.  We forfeit an enormous amount of fresh water from our rivers, lakes and streams, and we get a toxic […] More
Originally posted on Media Matters April 13, 2012 2:15 pm ET by Salvatore Colleluori The New York Post, the New York-based daily newspaper run by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has published 21 opinion pieces on the controversial process of natural gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing […] More
It’s like the gas industry and their apologists are living in a different universe from the rest of us, when it comes to the risks from shale gas extraction via fracking.  Call it the “Spin Zone.” At a Wall Street Journal conference last week, Chesapeake […] More

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