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Fighting Fracking with Fire: Globalized Tactic for People against Police

Warrior Publications has posted a story about the on-going Mi’kmaq resistance to exploration for fracking sites.

Burning tires, they argue, is a tried-and-true tactic for effective street protest and popular resistance. The pollution from the tires? A necessary evil and less than would be produced by fracking.

Here’s the full story, with brilliant photos:

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One billion litres of contaminated water into the Athabasca River

As reported on WC Native News:


The “major failure” of a pit at an Alberta coal mine has released one billion litres of contaminated water into the Athabasca River.

The breach at the Obed Mountain Coal Mine has resulted in murky water entering two tributaries, which carried the refuse into the Athabasca and is […]

Fracking Class Action Won against Chesapeake Energy Inc.

Landowners in Pennsylvania who had leased land for fracking won a class action lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy, Inc. in early September, 2013. See the news report. The reported settlement amount is $7.5 million.

The law suit charged that Chesapeake cheated landowners of royalties from the natural gas mines. This was achieved by charging for costs […]


Fracking Politics are complicated. This article gives an interesting portrait of “fractivists” in Pennsylvania’s Delaware River Valley, and incidentally mentions the GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES paid TO GAS COMPANIES when they sign leases to drill for natural gas. I guess these subsidies are part of Obama’s “clean energy” agenda.


The news is out that Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) produces less leaked methane gas than previously thought.

The Heavy-Hitter environmental organization, Environmental Defense Fund (known as EDF), sponsored this study in alliance with nine petrochemical companies (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; BG Group plc; Chevron; Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.; Pioneer Natural Resources Company; SWEPI LP (Shell); […]