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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: BP Spill Plugged but the Damage is Not Done – and Next Up is the Kalamazoo River

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP is on the verge of escaping headlines, and if you’re ready to forget about the oil spill, fine. But disasters just like the Gulf spill are playing out across the country. Yesterday, BP cemented the well that has been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico shut. The Obama administration is saying that the …

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Risks of Continued Oil and Gas Extraction Grow, USSF Offers Change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused there, deepwater oil drilling is just one of many risky methods of energy extraction that industry is pursuing. Gasland, Josh Fox’s documentary about the effects of hydrofracking, a new technique for extracting natural gas, was …

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Gasland – Revealing the Fracking Truth About Natural Gas Drilling

Filmmaker Josh Fox’s Gasland journey began when Natural Gas drilling came to his area of the Catskills/ Poconos region of upstate New York, offering lucrative deals to he and his neighbors for drilling access to the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” that theoretically lay beneath many regions of the U.S. The old adage “if it sounds too good to be true – it is” …

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