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Environmentalists rally against proposed drilling wastewater disposal well near Everglades listen

03/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Environment Florida, wastewater disposal well, Fracking, drilling, Oil, environment

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Environmentalists are continuing a campaign urging the EPA to reject a toxic wastewater disposal well near local drinking water supplies and the neighboring wildlife refuge. The plan would allow chemical containing waste to be pumped into an underground well. Environment Florida’s Jennifer Rubiello says if the well is approved, it could lead to other extreme drilling projects like fracking.

"On March 11 the Environmental Protection Agency hosted a special information session and public he...

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President of National Organization for Women discusses equal pay and the true cost of fracking listen

01/30/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: TERRY O’NEILL, NOW, MAURA STEPHENS, Fracking

Did You Listen to the President’s State of the Union Message Tuesday?

What do you think? Is it time to give America a raise? Decent jobs? – with futures and benefits? He certainly got one thing right – to make it happen, there has to be action. However, I am not depending on the president or congress. We have to do this for ourselves. 77 cents to the dollar? And that is for white women – if you are African American, it is 62 cents, Hispanic, 59 cents. When President Obama said...

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Report points out potential dangers to environment and water supply of drilling in southwest Florida listen

12/10/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Environment Florida, drilling, Oil, Fracking

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A new report by a Florida environmental group warns that drilling for fossil fuels in the southwest part of the state could threaten habitat and water supplies.

Last week the Environment Florida Research and Policy Center released Fracking by the Numbers.

We spoke with Jennifer Rubiello, a field associate with Environment Florida.

"The issue of fracking in Florida has been a bit of a c...

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Will fracking lead to a better energy future? & Vacancies in the Federal Courts listen

09/26/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Center For American Progress, Fracking, Post Carbon Institute

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Radioactivity explores the practice of fracking and its impact on the country. Rob Lorei interviews Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He has a new book out that looks at the natural gas industry' s practice of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. The book is titled Snake Oil: How Fracking' s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future.

The show also discusses the backlog of judges awaitin...

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Pat Kemp takes listener calls on the mass murder at Washington's Navy Yard and the film, Gasland listen

09/17/13 Patricia Kemp
Last Call Tuesday
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Tags: gun control, Fracking, Stand Your Ground, Gasland, Navy Yard, mass murders

Pat Kemp opens the phones lines to talk about the mass murder at Washington's Navy Yard and Gasland, a film about fracking.

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Backyard drilling may be coming soon to a Naples neighborhood; residents fear fracking listen

06/10/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A Texas-based company has filed an application with the state to drill just outside a residential neighborhood in Naples. People who live in the Golden Gate Estates neighborhood in Collier County want the project moved out of their backyard. Jaime Duran owns the closest home to the proposed oil and natural gas well. He said he and his wife knew nothing of the proposal until they received a letter asking them for household information.

“She told us that they were putting together a conti...

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Experts discuss New York State Attorney's fracking lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers listen

02/17/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hydrofracking is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock under the Earth’s surface. The New York State Attorney General is bringing charges against the Army Corps of Engineers to crack down on the lack of regulation of the process known as fracking. Two of the main players spoke about the lawsuit to students, faculty and members of the public at Stetson Law yesterday.

Mauricio Roma is a geologist who works on the case ...

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