fracking

Wenonah Hauter
Food and Water Watch

Many national organizations consider the politics of food or water, or necessary changes to our use of fossil fuels--but few take a holistic look at all three. Wenonah Hauter, the founder and executive director of Food and Water Watch, stopped by our studio yesterday to tell us what her organization is working on--and how she’s helping people make connections to heal the systems that nourish us.

Food and Water Watch

The subtitle of Wenonah Hauter’s new book is, “The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment.” Its subject is fracking.

Setting the stage for her indictment of fracking, Food and Water Watch founder and CEO Wehnonah Hauter devotes the opening chapters of Frackopoly to a concise, critical history of the industry that promotes it.

Protesters Question SoCal Fracking Resumption

May 26, 2016
Center for Biological Diversity

  A proposal to reinstate fracking for oil and natural gas in federal waters off the Southern California coast drew protesters to Camarillo earlier this week. Suzanne Potter explains why the clean water advocates are upset. 

Mike McGuire’s First State Senate Term

Aug 31, 2015

  Eight months into his new job, representing northern California’s huge Second state Senate District, Healdsburg’s Mike McGuire is maintaining his usual frenetic pace as he wades into a new set of complex legislative issues.

  Facing a long list of issues to engage with in Sacramento, State Senator Mike McGuire says he allocates his efforts in accordance with four broad priorities.

Environmental Groups Challange Fracking in CA

Jun 11, 2015
Chris Jordan-Block/Earthjustice.

  A trio of major environmental organizations  are suing to block expasion of oil industry drilling and fracking on federal public lands in California. Suzanne Potter has the story.

Locals heading for Oakland Climate March

Feb 4, 2015

 Thousands of people from all over California are preparing to converge in Oakland Saturday to show their support for more aggressive measures to combat global warming. And Sonoma County will be well represented among them.

    For Denny Rosatti, Executive Director of Sonoma County Conservation Action , the biggest worry--among many--about fracking is it's potential impact on California's groundwater reserves.