CitizensClimateLobby on Twitter: "Big news: Maryland lawmakers pass #fracking moratorium #climate. Report finds fracking drains water from drought-stricken states. Maryland lawmakers pass fracking moratorium. Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks. Johnzangas : Happening Now: a thousand ring ... Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks - Home. Share.credoaction. Former Chesapeake executive hired at DCNR - Times Leader. A Northeastern Pennsylvania resident has taken an administrative position at the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which is led by a fellow resident of this region.
Acting DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti on Friday appointed Brian L. Grove as the department’s deputy secretary for administration effective Monday. Grove most recently worked as the senior director of corporate development for Chesapeake Energy’s Marcellus Shale office in Towanda. Grove, of Tunkhannock, previously served as chief of staff to state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township. Ferretti, of Dallas, made the appointment announcement on Friday. Ferretti accepted the post as acting secretary in June after Gov. Christina Novak, the DCNR spokeswoman, said Grove replaces John Giordano, who left in July ago to take a position as the assistant commissioner for compliance and enforcement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Fossil Free Fox News has some advice for college students about climate change and your sex life. You know you’re getting somewhere when Fox News starts making up crazy stuff about your campaign!
In the clip above, Fox News contributors discuss the new Go Fossil Free divestment movement that’s sweeping the country. Some of the pearls of wisdom they dispense are: we should just invest in clean coal (is that like investing in unicorns?) , students are irrational and irresponsible (because they want to prevent climate catastrophe?) , divestment advocates haven’t done their research (here’s a link to over a dozen reports on the risk climate change poses to investments), and that college should just be “a place to finish going through puberty without getting arrested or getting anyone pregnant” (lofty aspirations, team).
This stuff is pure gold people, please share the clip above and help spread the word about the new fossil fuel divestment campaign! The Heat Is Online. Pennsylvania Limits Authority of Oil and Gas Inspectors. By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, March 30, 2011 Oil and gas inspectors policing Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania will no longer be able to issue violations to the drilling companies they regulate without first getting the approval of top officials.
That’s according to a directive laid out in a series of emails received by the Department of Environmental Protection staff last week and leaked to ProPublica. The emails  say  the new edict applies only to enforcement actions related to Marcellus Shale drilling and that failure to seek prior approval “will not be acceptable.” The memos require that each of the hundreds of enforcement actions taken routinely against oil and gas operators in Pennsylvania each month now be approved by the department’s executive deputy secretary, John Hines. “It’s on its face really breathtaking and it is profoundly unwise. “It isn’t meant to be an interference,” Gresh said. “I do not believe this is coming from John Hines,” Hanger continued. Gasland: A film by Josh Fox. College Green Magazine – Eco-news From The Ground Up.
Marcellus Shale Protest. FrackAction.com.