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Annie shares the news that Shell is quitting Arctic drilling

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Greenpeace: Annie Leonard, Executive director of Greenpeace USA, shares the fantastic news that Shell is quitting their Arctic drilling plans! This is a victory for everyone who has stood up for the Arctic. Whether you tweeted and shared, got out in your kayak or even rappelled from a bridge, this would not have been possible without you. Thank you! Please share this incredible news and take a moment to celebrate [...]

BXE Fast

September 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Day One! “On Tuesday morning, a dozen people begin an 18-day water-only fast in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise awareness of the agency’s contribution to worsening climate change and to harming the health and well-being of frontline communities where these projects are built. The fasters, ranging in age from 23 to 72, are demanding that FERC issue “No New Permits” for industry projects such as interstate pipelines, compressor stations and LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminals until the agency prioritizes solar, wind and other renewable [...]

Shell Oil Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible (Climate Change, Arctic Drilling)

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a major force behind the scenes in the effort to stall official policies that would combat climate change. Shell’s extraction from ALEC is part of a larger ongoing effort to position the company as concerned about the environment, responsible, and supportive of efforts to mitigate climate change. Don’t believe it for a [...]

Some Good News: Drilling Leases Are Expiring DON’T RESIGN!

April 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Originally posted on Piedmont Earth First!:
Early speculators let drilling leases lapse as NC fracking prospects remain uncertain By John Murawski at News & Observer jmurawski@newsobserver.comApril 8, 2014  Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/08/3768295/early-speculators-let-drilling.html#storylink=cpy Four years after North Carolina’s initial fracking boomlet, less than half of Lee County’s drilling leases remain under contract as those legal [...]