Sandra Steingraber’s series of columns in Orion magazine on the notorious practice of hydrofracturing for natural gas (“fracking”) is a must read. In late October, Orion hosted a live conversation on this topic and invited readers and activists to join in.
Listen here as Sandra reads a passage on fracking from her forthcoming book, and then hear reactions from the group. Many good points were raised and thorny questions about fracking answered.
Recommended Reading & Resources:
Earthworks’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project
Orion’s resources and articles mini-site on coal-bed methane gas drilling prevalent in the West
Landman Report Card shares resources for how to proceed when a landman, a gas company rep interested in leasing a landowner’s property, visits
The People’s Oil & Gas Summit is being held in in Pittsburgh on November 19th and 20th, 2010. Numerous topics including landowner rights and environmental impacts will be covered.