Tag Archives: West Virginia

New report: Montana does not provide public information on legal violations committed during drilling

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” -Justice Louis Brandeis, 1913 A brand new report highlights the transparency, or lack of it, of public records on oil and gas drilling in different states. It is yet another clear … Continue reading

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Billings Gazette Letter to the Editor: Pete Dronkers

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Billings Gazette on April 18. As the letter makes clear, ECA is just another company out to exploit oil reserves without concern for the impact they have on the local community. … Continue reading

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A personal story: Terry and Teresa Jackson, West Virginia

“They have no right to pollute my property, to desecrate the land we own. If I was out here pouring chemicals on my property, I’d be in jail.” -Teresa Jackson Telling personal stories The oil and gas boom has been underway … Continue reading

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A personal story: Marilyn Hunt, Wetzel County, West Virginia

 We used to live the American dream; we had a middle class existence. Now we’re on a camping trip without the fun. We collect rain water to water the stock and we’ve set up a special system to treat the … Continue reading

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Energy Corporation of America: 70 more violations in West Virginia

Energy Corporation of America (ECA), which has promised to “bring the Bakken to the Beartooths,” has 70 more violations in West Virginia, according to a search of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection website. This is in addition to the 66 inspections with violations, 90 … Continue reading

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