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Guest Blog: Rethink Florida’s 2017 Session Outlook

This guest blog was originally published by Rethink Energy Florida on their blog. Check out their site here. Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session begins March 7th at noon, and we are feeling quite optimistic about it! ReThink Energy Florida is better-prepared than ever to see our legislative agenda move, especially on the important issue of fracking …

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GRN sues over Sabal Trail fracked-gas pipeline

GRN sues over Sabal Trail fracked-gas pipeline

For over two years, GRN has been working with our partners to oppose the proposed Sabal trail fracked-gas pipeline. This 515 mile fracked-gas pipeline would cut through Alabama, Georgia and Florida – impacting almost 1,000 acres of wetlands, exposing nearby communities to pollution and the threat of explosions, and putting drinking water at risk for …

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Beating the Heat Downstream of Frackland

Bogue Chitto GRNIt’s summertime in Louisiana, which means nothing butswimming and fishing can take the heat away. Families across the state flee to the protected rivers of theFlorida parishes for some respite. Most are unaware that things are about to get hotter.Of all the companies in the southern part of theTuscaloosa Marine Shale, the one …

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Helis Wildcat Mixes Mud without Protection?

On July 13th, GRN flew another flightcoordinated by Southwingsover the Helis Wildcat well next to Lakeshore High School;and what we saw was disturbing. While we haven’t confirmed it, it looks likeHelis is mixing drilling fluids before completing the berm that would protect Cane Bayou from spills of toxicdrilling mud.Time is money in the oilfield, and …

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Organizing to win a Frack Free Texas

Amber and Adam Briggle are Denton, TxIn January, Amber and Adam Briggle of Frack Free Denton spoke to Tammany Together regarding the history of the 2014 ban against hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas.Despite the shale play already humming in the overheated boom, Denton passed stricter regulations, then a complete ban on fracking once those regulations …

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Talking Land and Dams on 91.5fm

It’s baaack! With the help of WTUL 91.5fm, GRN is getting the word out about the resurrection of theWashington Parish Dam.Listen as I talk to WTUL’s JanetHaysabout this waste of taxpayer money. Since 2001, this project has come back from the dead, again and again, to haunt Northshore residents. Each time, the purpose of the …

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Fracking Outlawed in New York

High-volume hydraulic fracturing (or simply, ” fracking’) is characterized by the pressurized injection of unique water-chemical mixtures thousands of feet below our planet’s surface. This forced insertion enlarges cracked geologic formations, releasing trapped hydrocarbons like natural gas and petroleum for collection. Although some champion fracking as a futuristic means of energy recovery, others see it …

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Victory for Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers

Last week, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries denied a permit for Comstock Resources, Inc, to withdraw fracking water from the Amite River. Scenic Rivers are Outstanding Natural Resource Waters of Louisiana, and cannot be degraded; their ecological values must be kept alive. These are our sacred rivers, whose wilderness values must remain unaltered, so …

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