Coalition files appeal to federal courts to review Algonquin gas pipeline

By Ryan Deffenbaugh A coalition of New York environmental groups has joined a federal appeal requesting further consideration of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline. Construction has already begun on the project, which is referred to as the Algonquin Incremental Marketing Project by the company behind it, Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy…

NPR National News coverage of SAPE Rally

by Eilis O’Neill for NPR NPR National News coverage of the AIM Pipeline and yesterday’s rally. Coverage starts at 1:20. http://13523.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_500005/media-session/ef3544f1-16b7-445e-8145-1147f446ff8f/anon.npr-mp3/npr/newscasts/2016/04/03/newscast050627.mp3?siteplayer=true&dl=1 NPR National News coverage of yesterday’s Rally. Coverage starts at 0:42. http://208.92.55.133/NPR_500005/media-session/b06358d9-d9e4-498e-b0c3-f68935a59514/anon.npr-mp3/npr/newscasts/2016/04/03/newscast230627.mp3?siteplayer=true&dl=1

Pennsylvania Families’ Victory in Fracking Water Contamination Suit Sets Strong Precedent, Says Josh Fox

PR Newswire SCRANTON, Pa., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a landmark legal victory for residents harmed by fracking, today jurors in a federal civil suit ordered Cabot Oil and Gas, one of Pennsylvania’s largest fracking companies, to pay a total of $4.24 millionto two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania for contaminating their well water.  One of the two plaintiffs, Scott Ely and family, whose well was…