Protecting Rivers & Your Clean Water
Three months ago, we announced a tentative deal to spare western Wyoming’s Hoback River from industrial scale gas drilling – if we could raise $8.75 million to buy out a Texas energy company’s oil and gas leases by the end of the year.Read more »
If you have been following the saga of shale gas development in the eastern U.S., then you likely have heard that Pennsylvania in particular has an issue with wastewater disposal of flowback and produced water from natural gas wells. Currently, traditional wastewater treatment plants cannot treat the suite of chemicals present in shale wastewater. The innovators have been working furiously on solutions to that problem.Read more »
It’s pretty rare that we ever get the opportunity to save a slice of heaven for $150 an acre. But on one of my favorite rivers – the Hoback in Wyoming – you can do just that.Read more »
Over the last two years, the Hoback River in western Wyoming has climbed from #7 to #5 in our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report due to the threat of industrial-scale gas drilling in its headwaters.
Today, the Hoback exited the list the right way – by being saved.
The Delaware River has captivated me for almost my entire life. It has always felt old and atmospheric, yet a river alive, romantic and beautiful. The river just has so much presence – it feels like a spiritual being.Read more »
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed S820, the North Carolina law that would allow fracking to happen in the state. The bill would have rushed to open the state up to fracking without the appropriate studies to assure that the clean waters of the state were protected from polluted fracking waste water.Read more »
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been developing permitting guidance for hydraulic fracturing operations using diesel. The guidance will be the first federal policy focused on protecting drinking water sources from fracking.Read more »