Resources for Taking Action:
Find local organizations to connect with using Gasland's amazing locator tool:
Interested in addressing the larger issue of carbon addiction? Connect with:
Citizens' Climate Lobby
If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of anti-fracking claims, this page is a gold mine of data. Facts. Much of it from the industry's mouth, even. Absolutely mind-blowing.
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.
U.S. Energy Information Administration - natural gas page
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
New York Times - natural gas page
ProPublica - fracking page
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. ProPublica focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” They do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them. ProPublica was a recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting and a 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting. (text from propublica.org)
Earthworks - fracking info page (also, myths & facts)
Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean water, healthy communities and corporate accountability. We’re working for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources as well as our communities.
We fulfill our mission by working with communities and grassroots groups to reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption. We expose the health, environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of mining and energy extraction through work informed by sound science. (text from earthworksaction.org)
The Sky is Pink - sheds some light on rampant misinformation
Josh Fox did some stellar research for this short piece. Please watch and consider.
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