Like New Yorkers, Californians Can Say No to Fracking(October 13, 2014)
The oil industry may feel entitled to its potential profits, and will likely fight efforts to curb extreme well stimulation and enhancement anywhere they appear. But the people of California and New York — indeed of all of states — are even more entitled to clean air and clean water.
It's Time to Set the Record Straight on Fracking(November 19, 2013)
While fracking's impacts are increasingly clear, what is unclear is why the Obama administration continues to cheerlead for big oil and gas interests, ignoring the science — even when the data come from its own agencies.
Fracking Truth to Fracking Power(August 1, 2012)
The scientific analysis that is supposed to provide our Governor the facts and information he needs to make a crucial decision was crafted with the guidance of the gas industry, not of the state's scientists.
The Metaphors of Fracking(July 18, 2012)
Fracking is a technology surrounded by metaphors that blind us to the data. Natural gas is called a bridge. And, claim its proponents, it will carry us to many good places.
Safe Hydrofracking Is the New Jumbo Shrimp(June 4, 2012)
With an insistence on best practices, could drilling and fracking operations be made safe enough to be sited in densely populated communities — or even sparsely populated communities — without making the people who live there feel they are living in a war zone?
A Poem for the Marcellus(May 2, 2012)
In honor of both National Poetry Month and Earth Day, I offer below a love song to the bedrock: the methane-suffused shale that geologists call the Marcellus, which now lies in the crosshairs of the oil and gas industry.
How to Have a Colonoscopy(April 23, 2012)
Colon cancer is a leading killer. Colon cancer is highly preventable. The stakes are high. But so is public confusion about screening guidelines.
Cancer in the Ransom Note(April 5, 2012)
Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada — and those who love or diagnose them — care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina?
The President's Cancer Panel report has been provoking passionate responses. An attack by the nation's leading cancer charity against a report that argues for cancer prevention via stronger environmental reform deserves a closer look.
When you are peddling fried chicken breasts in the name of addressing breast cancer, you are distracting us from an ongoing battle about the use of atrazine in the creation of that food.