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Adam Federman is a contributing writer to Earth Island Journal.
FBI Violated Its Own Rules While Spying on Keystone XL Opponents
Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: Earth Island Journal
One FBI memo touted the economic advantages of the pipeline while labeling its opponents "environmental extremists."
Inside Big Energy's Alliance With Intelligence to Clamp Down on Fracking Opponents
Posted on: Mar 26, 2015, Source: Earth Island Journal
The fossil fuel industry is now an economic behemoth firmly hitched to the national security state.
PR Firm to Advise New York Oil & Gas Group to “Win Ugly”
Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal
Leaked transcript shows energy companies will be told to make the fight against fracking opponents personal.
FBI Held Strategy Meeting With Keystone XL Partners
Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal
The Bureau meeting with TransCanada suggests that concerns over opposition to the pipeline had reached the highest levels of the law enforcement community.
How US Evangelicals Fueled the Rise of Russia’s Anti-Gay Right
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: The Nation
An alliance is born between anti-gay, anti-abortion American groups and the Russian Orthodox Church.
Why Did Undercover Agents Infiltrate a Peaceful Tar Sands Resistance Camp?
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal
The infiltration is part of a larger pattern of government surveillance of tar sands protesters and shows just want can happen when industry has law enforcement in its pocket.
Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal
It's likely that some of the $38 billion US intelligence spends on private contractors annually is used to spy on American citizens.
The Mysterious Death of Dunkard Creek: Is Fracking to Blame for One of the Worst Ecological Disasters in the East?
Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: Earth Island Journal
Scientists have been left with more questions than answers after a massive die-off in an Appalachian stream near mining and fracking operations.
Oil and Gas Companies Illegally Using Diesel in Fracking
Posted on: Feb 1, 2011, Source: Earth Island Journal
Oil and gas service companies used tens of millions of gallons of diesel fuel in fracking operations between 2005 and 2009, thus violating the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Radical Eco-Activist Imprisoned for 'Friending' Someone on Facebook
Posted on: Sep 1, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal
Who knew that accepting a Facebook friend invitation could be a parole violation?
To Drill or Not to Drill: Natural Gas Rush Forces Farmers to Choose Between Income and Land
Posted on: Mar 2, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal
Rural communities are feeling the heat of a troubled economy, especially farmers. Will natural gas drilling be their saving grace or an environmental nightmare?
Last Chance to Save Wild Bumble Bees -- Has Commercial Shipping Been Wiping Them Out?
Posted on: Jan 21, 2010, Source: CounterPunch
Getting to the bottom of why bee populations have collapsed.
Why Are Exxon Mobil and XTO Energy Meeting With Congress? (Hint: It May Be About Drilling in the Marcellus Shale)
Posted on: Jan 14, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal
As Congress reviews the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, that could have big impacts on Exxon's acquisition of XTO Energy.
Companies Are Going All Out to Convince People Natural Gas Is a Clean Alternative to Oil and Coal
Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal
But the industry is leaving behind a wake of law suits and contaminated water.
Cabot Oil and Gas Faces Lawsuit in Marcellus Drilling
Posted on: Dec 2, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal
The company, which had to pay $120,000 in pollution fines earlier this year, has denied charges that it's poisoning Pennsylvania's water.
Water, Forests and Farms in New York State Threatened by Oil and Gas Drilling
Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal
The future of this ecologically rich area is now in the hands of oil and gas companies that have leased thousands of acres to drill in the Marcellus Shale.
Life Without Bumblebees? It's Not Just Honeybees That Are Mysteriously Dying
Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal
Not only do bumblebees pollinate about 15 percent of our food crops (valued at $3 billion), they also occupy a critical role as native pollinators.
New York Times Looks Like Industry Shill in Latest Story on Gas Drilling
Posted on: Jun 25, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal
The paper published a story about the virtues of natural gas drilling that read like an industry power point presentation.
Will New York's Toxic Problem Ruin Texas' Water?
Posted on: Jun 1, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal
Texas will receive 81 train cars full of PCB-contaminated sediment from the Hudson River every four to five days for six months.
The Newest Gold Rush: The Frenzy for Natural Gas Threatens New York's Water
Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal
In New York, even though the drilling hasn't begun, the battle lines have been drawn.
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