Category Archives: Fossil fuels

Fracking in Dimock, PA

Recently, natural gas has been hailed as the new, “clean” fossil fuel and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as the 21st century technology making it possible. This project considers Dimock, Pennsylvania, where 130 violations were filed against Cabot Oil & Gas, which leased land from … Continue reading

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Haifa Bay Oil Refineries, Israel

Home to more than 272,000 people, Haifa is the third most populated city in Israel[1], and stretches across almost 9% of Israel’s shoreline. Haifa is considered a key industrial center in Israel, and is home to an energy group called … Continue reading

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Coal Mining in Kusum Tola, India

In Kusum Tola, India the local indigenous population known as the Adivasi may be forced to migrate from the region as a result of the expansion of open pit coal mining in the region.  Other villages have already been forced to … Continue reading

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Proposed Hyperion Oil Refinery, Elk Point, SD

In November of 2006, a local newspaper in South Dakota made the first report that “an unidentified company [is] interested in locating ‘a large manufacturing facility in Southern Union County’”[1]. Over the next few months, the community learned that said … Continue reading

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Alberta Oil Sands Mining, Canada

The Alberta oil sands span approximately 142,200 square kilometers in the Canadian province of Alberta, “an area comparable to the state of Florida”[1]. Oil sands are unconventional reserves as they are solid at room temperature and require heating in order to … Continue reading

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Coal Mountaintop Removal Mining in McDowell County, WV

West Virginia is the country’s second largest producer of coal[1]. The relationship between energy and energy production is one that individuals seldom think about. The process and production is rarely understood by those who don’t go out looking for the information. … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Drilling in Guernsey County, OH

Eric Mize, energy preparedness and public awareness manager said it best at the Guernsey Energy Coalition meeting in October in the town of Cambridge, Ohio: “Ohio is the new Texas”[1]. Natural gas extraction has more than doubled in this area … Continue reading

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