#Fracking

  • Lawsuit Dropped Against Four Anti-Fracking Activists in CO

    July 4, 2018
    Greeley, CO – On June 20, 2018, the first hearing in the lawsuit by Extraction Oil & Gas took place against four anti-fracking activists (a fifth person made a deal prior to the hearing) stemming from a non-violent direct action on March 8, 2018. The…...
  • Fracking Project Construction Intensifies Next to School

    June 8, 2018
    Greeley, CO – On June 2, 2018, contractors for Denver-based energy company Extraction Oil & Gas began transporting the drilling equipment and oil storage containers to their fracking construction site 1,000 feet from the Bella Romero Academy school building. Only two days later on June…...
  • “Still Here”: New Forest Blockade Stops Pipeline Work on Appalachian Trail

    May 28, 2018
    Giles County, VA – On Wednesday, May 23, a forest defender using the pseudonym ‘Nutty’ came down from her aerial blockade after halting construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) for 57 days. However, before Nutty came down, another forest defender named fern MacDougal deployed…...
  • Appalachian Forest Blockades Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline

    April 23, 2018
    Giles County, VA – On the border between Virginia and West Virginia, a fight has begun regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a joint venture of several companies led by EQT Midstream Partners. While the pipeline is advertised as on track to be completed in 2018,…...
  • Oil & Gas Corporation Sues Colorado Anti-Fracking Activists

    April 12, 2018
    Weld County, CO – Around 6 a.m. on March 23, 2018, Cullen Lobe called his manager at the local donut shop where he works to say he was running a little late. His manager informed him that there was someone waiting there for him. Once…...
  • Defend Dinetah, a Festival to Raise Awareness of Fracking on the Navajo Nation

    January 3, 2018
    Red Valley, AZ – On October 13, 2017, Unicorn Riot attended an event called “Defend Dinetah” held in the Red Valley Chapter of the Navajo Nation. We spoke with Christian J. Johnson and Bobby Leonard Mason, who helped organize what Bobby called “a small festival”…...
  • Judge Orders Halt To Horizontal Drilling For Mariner East 2 Pipeline

    July 26, 2017
    Harrisburg, PA – On Tuesday, July 25, a judge on Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board ordered a temporary stop to all horizontal drilling operations underway to construct the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The ruling against Sunoco Logistics (which recently merged with Energy Transfer Partners) was issued…...
  • Sunoco Faces Backlash After Repeated Pipeline Drilling Spills

    July 18, 2017
    West Whiteland Township, PA – Construction of the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline faces several new obstacles as local authorities and the public respond to a series of drilling accidents. Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners recently voluntarily stopped construction in certain areas where horizontal directional…...
  • Drilling for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Contaminates Drinking Water

    July 11, 2017
    West Whiteland Township, PA – Residents along the construction route of Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East 2 pipeline are reporting contamination in their water after pipeline drilling accidents led to a chemical slurry compromising a well, which then tainted another well and several aquifers. Over…...
  • Camp White Pine Blockades Mariner East 2 Pipeline in Central Pennsylvania

    July 4, 2017
    Huntingdon, PA – After receiving all necessary permits from state regulatory agencies in February, Sunoco Logistics has been pushing ahead with construction of the Mariner 2 East Pipeline. Sunoco Logistics Partners and Energy Transfer Partners, announced the completion of their corporate merger on April 28.…...