- Largest oil and gas reserve in US discovered. It’s not the Christmas gift Ryan Zinke thinks it is.
- Stillwater County landowner lawsuit update: County runs out the clock on Judge Jones; hearing set for January 16
- The National Climate Report: Don’t be duped. Understand it yourself, and take action.
- Action Alert: Please write the Stillwater County Commissioners by Thursday, November 22
- Lessons from other states: Nevada and Arizona
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I get criticism on this blog from proponents of oil and gas drilling when I write about incidents of spills and health problems related to oil and gas drilling from five or ten years ago. They contend that new technology … Continue reading
For those of you who have been following this blog for awhile, we’ve got an important update to a story we’ve been following. We’ve told the personal story of Helen Slottje, the New York attorney who has dedicated her life … Continue reading
I’ve been occupied with working on the video this week, so haven’t been able to post. Here’s an update: Funding: We have exceeded our goal of $8,000, with $8,215 raised so far. There is still time to contribute — additional … Continue reading
From time to time we talk about Donald Rumsfeld’s concept of “unknown unknowns,” the things we don’t know that we don’t know. When we look at oil and gas drilling in people’s back yards, which has become common since the … Continue reading
Great news today from the Northern Plains Resource Council (NPRC). Water stealing from the gravel pit at the well site in Belfry has been stopped by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The agency has informed the … Continue reading
Last week we reported on the Halliburton Loophole to the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. It’s the law that Dick Cheney engineered in 2005 that enables the oil and gas industry to keep from telling us what chemicals they use in fracking … Continue reading
According to a Congressional investigation, the federal government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, This is another case of the oil and gas industry getting … Continue reading
It was pretty big news last month when Baker Hughes Corporation, the large Houston-based ($22 billion in annual revenues in 2013) oilfield services company, said it is ready to divulge all the chemicals it uses in hydraulic fracturing. Baker Hughes … Continue reading
If you’re reading this blog, you probably follow environmental issues and see a lot of articles, videos and information every day: emails from friends, links on social media sites, alerts from various news sources. I always find it interesting to … Continue reading
When we look at the impacts of the oil boom on environment and health, it is important to note that the rise of fracking technology is a relatively recent phenomenon. The Bakken boom that so dominates the news today was … Continue reading