Posts Tagged ‘hydraulic fracturing’

GAO Report Cites Si2’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report

November 2, 2012

GAO Report Cites Si2’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report

In September, The Government Accountability Office issued a report requested by the U.S. Congress about hydraulic fracturing, Oil and Gas: ¬†Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks. ¬†The report cites Si2’s report on the subject several times as it takes a look at the size of U.S. shale gas resources and the range of environmental and public health risks associated with their development.

New Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

March 8, 2012

MARCH 8, 2012: Si2 and the IRRC Institute today released “Discovering Shale Gas: An Investor Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing.” The report provides an in-depth look at the environmental and social impacts of shale gas development, identifies key questions for investors and includes 10 company profiles. An expert panel representing industry, environmental groups and investor activists provided input to the report.

An audio copy of the webinar, featuring report author Susan Williams, IRRCI executive director Jon Lukomnik and Si2 executive director Heidi Welsh, will be available soon.

A copy of the report is available here: Discovering Shale Gas – An Investor Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing

A press release about the report is available here: Hydraulic Fracturing Press Release, March 8, 2012

Slides from the webinar are available here: Discovering Shale Gas – Webinar Slides, 3-8-12

Proxy Preview 2012: Energy and Politics

February 28, 2012

FEB. 28, 2012: Si2 released today Proxy Preview 2012, a comprehensive look at all the shareholder resolutions filed for the spring corporate annual meeting season, in collaboration with As You Sow and Proxy Impact. The report includes a collection of viewpoints from investor proponents of the resolutions and profiles of key players. It finds that political spending proposals now account for one-third of all social and environmental filings, about even with environmental and sustainability proposals. Key environmental issues raised include coal risks and the community impacts of hydraulic fracturing.

The full report is available for free download on the As You Sow website.

Executive Director Heidi Welsh was interviewed by NPR’s political money reporter, Peter Overby, on Morning Edition, in a story that also featured SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar, Allen Dickerson of the Center for Competitive Politics, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Bruce Freed of the Center for Political Accountability. Listen to the story here.

May 25 is ExxonMobil and Chevron’s meeting day

May 20, 2011

Investors at ExxonMobil and Chevron will consider the usual broad range of shareholder proposals on social and environmental issues, voting on seven resolutions at each company. Si2 has prepared reports on all the proposals, available here:

Chevron:

2011 Si2 Special Report – Chevron – Sustainability

  • Proposal 5 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – Chevron – Environment (Board Oversight)
  • Proposal 6 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – Chevron – Human Rights (Board Oversight)
  • Proposal 7 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – Chevron – Sustainability (Pay Links)
  • Proposal 8 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – Chevron – Human Rights (Country Selection)
  • Proposal 9 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – Chevron – Environment – Climate Change
  • Proposal 10 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – Chevron – Environment (Hydraulic Fracturing)

    ExxonMobil:

    2011 Si2 Special Report – ExxonMobil Environmental Policies

  • Proposal 6 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – ExxonMobil – Corporate Political Activity
  • Proposal 7 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – ExxonMobil – Diversity (LGBT Rights)
  • Proposal 8 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – ExxonMobil – Human Rights (Water)
  • Proposal 9 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – ExxonMobil – Natural Resource Mgt (Oil Sands)
  • Proposal 10 – 2011 SI2 Action Report – ExxonMobil – Natural Resources Mgt (Hydraulic Fracturing)
  • Proposals 11 & 12 – 2011 Si2 Action Report – ExxonMobil – Climate Change

  • ExxonMobil shareholder proposals

    May 14, 2010

    Eight shareholder proposals on the environment, human rights and diversity will be voted on at the May 26 ExxonMobil annual meeting. Si2’s reports on the pending resolutions are available for download. Resolutions include the following:

  • Adopt sexual orientation non-discrimination policy
  • Adopt policy on the human right to water
  • Adopt coastal wetlands protection policy
  • Report on oil sands risks
  • Report on hydraulic fracturing (of particular interest given the pending XTO merger)
  • Report on energy independence leadership options
  • Adopt goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • Report on fossil fuel demand risks
  • Here are the reports:
    2010 Si2 Special Report – Exxon Mobil Environmental Policies
    2010 SI2 Action Report – ExxonMobil – Natural Resource Mgt (Coastal Wetlands)
    2010 SI2 Action Report – Exxon Mobil – Natural Resource Mgt (Oil Sands)
    2010 SI2 Action Report – Exxon Mobil – Natural Resource Mgt (Hydraulic Fracturing)
    2010 Si2 Action Report – Exxon Mobil – Climate Change
    2010 SI2 Action Report – Exxon Mobil – Human Rights (Water)
    2010 SI2 Action Report – Exxon Mobil – Diversity