Welcome to West Texas: The World’s ‘Extraction Colony’

An unprecedented drilling boom in West Texas’s Permian Basin is great for business. But it’s polluting the air, overwhelming communities and threatening the planet. Kiah Collier, Jamie Smith Hopkins, & […]

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Russian Hackers & Lamar Smith: Fuck You Both, Actually

New Congressional report demonstrates Lamar Smith and Russian hackers both doing their part to ratchet up the race to the bottom. Marisol Cortez & Greg Harman Remember when Russia Today, […]

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Fracking, Mining, Damming: ‘Homemade’ Quakes Increasing

[EDITOR’S NOTE: As clear and vital as the following article is, it avoids entirely a sleeping giant of human-caused earthquake risk: climate change. If you’re interested in how our industrially […]

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Standing Rock solidarity action at Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

Standing Rock solidarity action at Alamo, Plaza, San Antonio, September 10, 2016. #NoDAPL #NoDAPLSolidarity #StopDAPL #NoTransPecosPL #WaterIsLife #AyoyotesOnTheGround #SacredStoneCamp #StayWoke www.facebook.com/AmeyaltonalTejaztlan

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Showdown over oil pipeline becomes a national movement for Native Americans

CANNON BALL, N.D. — The simmering showdown here between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the company building the Dakota Access crude-oil pipeline began as a legal battle. It has […]

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Election 2014: Climate change versus the oil boom

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Work boots towered above Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as he moved down rows of shelving at Justin Boots’ distribution center in Fort Worth. The campaign ad promised […]

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Storm the Crossroads: How the Fracking ‘Revolution’ Gambles Our Already-Tenuous Future

We idle at a crossroads. It’s a harried intersection, to be sure, at a twilight hour. From one direction flow the rail cars of explosive oil, streams of latticed drilling […]

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Eagle Ford Fracking: Texas Doing Little To Protect Residents From Pollution

An eight-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel reveals Texas has done next to nothing to protect people in the Eagle Ford’s booming […]

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Earthquakes & Fracking: By The Numbers

Earthquakes have been linked to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for years now. To put it simply, the injection of millions upon millions of gallons of waste fluids from fracking operations […]

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Mi’kmaq Warrior Society Shuts Down Houston Fracking Company

“Even the corporate monsters are envious of what we have, because we have all the love…” More information at Halifax Media Co-op.

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Eagle Ford’s Fracking Dumping Ground Learning To Stick Up For Itself

Frio County, Texas, Struggles with Fracking’s Leftovers (First published at the Texas Observer.) On a gravel road in rural Frio County, sheriff’s deputies are doing something they never thought they would—enforcing […]

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Fracking Texas, Recycling ‘Flowback,’ & Water Contamination

Billions of gallons of water are wasted each year to fracture shale formations around the country and free trapped oil and gas. After the water is shot down a well, […]

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Ozone, Coal, and Efficiency in San Antonio: EDF’s Elena Craft Elaborates

I haven’t had time to follow up with Elena Craft (right), health scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Austin office, who served to keep a recent air-quality panel at San Antonio’s Rackspace on […]

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