Citizen Action Monitor

Meet Gramma Tina and the Nanas, a UK anti-fracking group of moms rising up in resistance

Tina is facing £55,000 in court costs, and now prison threatens if she doesn’t pay up. No 1845 Posted by fw, December 13, 2016 “We’re very pleased to bring you the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016

America doesn’t have a fracking problem, it has a democracy problem, and citizens are fighting back

Fighting back in courts and in trenches with hundreds engaged in sustained acts of civil disobedience. No 1536 Posted by fw, December 11, 2015 “The people think we have a … Continue reading

December 11, 2015

After Denton TX residents voted to ban fracking, Texas state lawmakers passed a law barring fracking bans

Protesters defying new law, continue protests, police arrest activists, thanking them for their community service No 1357 Posted by fw, June 03, 2015 “The city of Denton, Texas, (pop. 113,383) … Continue reading

June 3, 2015

UK activists mount “vigorous and creative” campaign to stop fracking push

“Widespread resistance has already put the UK’s pro-fracking forces on the defensive”, says Naomi Klein No 1238 Posted by fw, January 23, 2015 “In rushing to exploit the UK’s shale gas reserves, … Continue reading

January 23, 2015

Philadelphia activist Liz Arnold is gripped by “a blessed unrest” that keeps her marching

“I refuse to accept that just because I am not rich I shouldn’t have a say in what our future looks like” No 1235 Posted by fw, January 19, 2015 … Continue reading

January 19, 2015

“The takeaway for climate activists is to not back down” – That’s the lesson from NY fracking ban

Surprise, surprise – Sometimes elected officials do listen (provided they’re not denialist Republicans) No 1213 Posted by fw, December 20, 2014 “New York’s resolute stance against fracking is particularly momentous … Continue reading

December 20, 2014

Alberta landowner Jessica Ernst heads to Supreme Court to challenge Alberta court ruling against her

Alberta court decision ruled provincial legislation trumps citizen’s rights under Charter of Rights Law professor said that the Ernst case … is shaping up to be ”the legal saga of … Continue reading

November 15, 2014

In landmark fracking case, Alberta judge orders whistleblower’s lawsuit against Alberta government to proceed

Very large victory dismisses all key government’s arguments against Jessica Ernst’s lawsuit No 1188 Posted by fw, November 11, 2014 “In a lengthy decision, Alberta Chief Justice Neil Wittmann dismissed all … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

Evolving environmental movement deepening, broadening, more militant — taking bold action to save the planet

Ordinary people are learning they have more power than they realize and are being inspired to use it No 1061 Posted by fw, May 27, 2014 “No longer dominated by … Continue reading

May 27, 2014

“I have never seen such a level of corruption in politicians, regulators, companies,” says Alberta whistleblower

Jessica Ernst, environmental scientist, former oil and gas industry employee, exposes corruption in the industry No 1029 Posted by fw, April 9, 2014 “I’m an environmental scientist. My whole career … Continue reading

April 9, 2014

Gas company loses bid for extension of injunction to halt New Brunswick fracking protests

First Nations’ Chiefs call on N.B. premier to suspend gas exploration pending search for peaceful solution No 888 Posted by fw, October 23, 2013 “The Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harper chooses paramilitary RCMP assault over negotiation with Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq

As the news of the assault broke, people across Canada mobilized to show solidarity for the besieged blockade No 884 Posted by fw, October 18, 2013 To see a video … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Citizen activists and Colorado governor clash over municipal fracking ban

Governor Hickenlooper told citizens the state will support any lawsuit by fracking companies to kill fracking ban No 637 Posted by fw, December 20, 2012 “The oil and gas industry … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

US Center for Biological Diversity sues Bureau of Land Management for failing to assess fracking risks

Alleges fracking in California threatens to unleash damaging new drilling boom No 558 Posted by fw August 30, 2012 For immediate release, Aug. 29, 2012 Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered … Continue reading

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U.S. local and national organizations join forces in Washington to launch anti-fracking movement

Rallies to follow in Albany, Philadelphia and other states and regions affected by fracking No 540 Posted by fw, August 4, 2012 I will be watching with considerable interest to … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Big legal battle shaping up in US as more than 200 cities in 15 states pass local ordinances banning fracking

State governments and Big Oil & Gas launching legal challenges to local ordinances No 536 Posted by fw, July 30, 2012 “As evidence of the public health and environmental risks … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania legal decision strips oil and gas industry of power to control property, returning it to municipalities

Two Republican judges side with Democrats in this fracking great decision No 535 Posted by fw, July 28, 2012 “Seven municipalities had sued over the sweeping, 5-month-old law, saying it … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brilliant display of creative dissidence in this concert and rally against fracking

No 520 Posted by fw, July 8, 2012 On May 15, 2012, New Yorkers Against Fracking held a concert and rally to raise awareness of the dangers of hydraulic fracking. … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pennsylvania State uses preemptive powers to strip local communities of the right to ban fracking

Act removes as much power as possible from those who are most impacted by gas extraction No 428, Posted by fw, March 5, 2012 “The legislature’s latest action to aid … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment