Jennifer Prediger

Jennifer Prediger is a writer and producer who channels Umbra Fisk for Grist in the world of online video. She recently joined a CSA and is learning how to live with less take-out.

Natural Gas

Fracky Friday: Delay means victory for fracktivists in Delaware — for now

Residents of New York, Philadelphia, and neighboring areas can turn on their taps without worrying about the flammability of their water for at least a little while longer. The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) made anti-fracking supporters happy this week when they announced the cancellation of a crucial Monday vote to approve fracking in Trenton, N.J.  Thanks to the move, the drinking water of 15.6 million people in the Delaware River Basin has been temporarily spared from the potential damage caused by hydraulic fracturing. On the fracktivist website Save the Delaware River, Gasland director Josh Fox wrote, “They cancel the …

Climate & Energy

Green issues and greenbacks: Occupy Wall Street connects the dots [VIDEO]

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters linked climate and the environment to their movement this past Sunday, Oct. 30.  OWS’s environmental working group put the Climate Justice Day event together in five days, hosting workshops at New York City’s Zuccotti Park on topics such as fracking and sustainable economics.  Throughout the day, speakers drew connections between the economy and the environment. “Every bank which you are down here protesting finances extreme energy — fracking, tar sands development, mountaintop removal, deep water drilling,” said Gasland documentary director Josh Fox after a “mic check” to the crowd. He encouraged listeners to join the …

Climate Change

Bill McKibben talks to Grist amidst 'chaotic and beautiful' Tar Sands Action [VIDEO]

Bill McKibben shares his excitement on the last day of tar-sands-pipeline protests in front of the White House.