News Round-Up: November 28, 2011


Today’s Essential Reads


In Some Areas, Oil-Gas Lease Offers Have Doubled In 5 Months

The bidding war for oil and gas leases in northeast Ohio has substantially increased the potential windfall for rural landowners, if a lease offer letter obtained last week by The Athens NEWS is any indication.

NYT: Millions Spent in Albany Fight to Drill for Gas

Energy companies have been pouring millions of dollars into television advertising, lobbying and campaign contributions as the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo enters the final phase of deciding when and where to allow a controversial form of natural gas extraction that is opposed by environmental groups.

The New Yorker: Burning Love

To what lengths are we willing to go to gain access to new fuels? In Comment this week, Elizabeth Kolbert writes about hydraulic fracturing—fracking, for short—the process by which shale gas is extracted from the earth.

Dozens Of Protestors Gather In NC Capitol Against “Fracking” Bill

Protestors greeted lawmakers on their return to the Capitol for a special legislative session Sunday night.


Two More Dead Dolphins Found

Two more dead dolphins washed ashore in a 24-hour period ending Sunday, said Mobi Solangi, director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

‘Survivor’ May Give Answers About Dolphin Deaths

Two more dead dolphins have washed ashore in Mississippi, but scientists hope an ailing dolphin found in neighboring Alabama will provide answers about what is killing the marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chevron’s Brazil Oil Spill: What it Looks Like When No One Defends Oil Company Lies

There is something odd happening here in Brazil. There is an oil spill – courtesy of Chevron – off the coast here. That’s not the odd part. In fact, it increasingly seems like a normal occurrence. Chevron has thus far lied about the oil spill and has shown a lack of preparation in dealing with it. But there’s nothing strange about that, either.

BP, 2 Others Face More Citations in Gulf Spill

The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill.


Experts Admit Fukushima is Causing Hidden Cancer Deaths

Health and radiation experts are now admitting that the Fukushima disaster is contributing to an unknown number of deaths as a result of increasing cancer rates around the globe.

Add comment

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
Cooper Law Firm

Follow Us

© Stuart H Smith, LLC
Share This