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“There Could Be Trouble” As US Fracking Revolution Prepares to Go Global

“There Could Be Trouble” As US Fracking Revolution Prepares to Go Global

Justin Mikulka – The U.S. is overtaking Russia as the leading producer of oil and gas in the world. The fracking revolution in the U.S. is for real, or as BP’s chief economist put it, “profound.”

EPA Study: Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water Supplies

EPA Study: Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water Supplies

Sharon Kelly – The Environmental Protection Agency has released its long awaited draft assessment of the impacts that fracking has on the nation’s drinking water supplies.

5 Signs the California Drought Could Get Worse

5 Signs the California Drought Could Get Worse

Anastasia Pantsios – California is entering its fourth year of drought and it appears to be getting much worse.

How Much Water Does The California Oil Industry Actually Use?

How Much Water Does The California Oil Industry Actually Use?

Mike Gaworecki – No one knows exactly how much water the California oil industry is using.

8 States Dealing With Huge Increases in Fracking Earthquakes

8 States Dealing With Huge Increases in Fracking Earthquakes

Anastasia Pantsios – A new report, released Thursday from the USGS identified eight states in the eastern and central U.S. where fracking operations have led to dramatic increases in earthquakes.

Fracking Pollutes California Water While Individuals Suffer

Fracking Pollutes California Water While Individuals Suffer

Jefferey Jaxen – As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time as a drought strikes the state, water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents.

Does Fracking Bring Opportunities or Danger?

Does Fracking Bring Opportunities or Danger?

Video – A video that focuses mostly on the ongoing debate about fraking, how it may address our growing demand for energy versus the dangers it poses to our drinking water.

By March 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Why is Fracking Dangerous?

Why is Fracking Dangerous?

Infographic – Fracking carries known and unknown risks of harm for public health and the environment upon which public health depends. Here are some of the known dangers.

Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton – Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production.

Scientists Say Small Fracking Earthquakes Could Lead to Major Ones

Scientists Say Small Fracking Earthquakes Could Lead to Major Ones

Anastasia Pantsios – “The more small earthquakes we have it just simply increases the odds we’re going to have a more damaging event,” he said. “To some degree, we’ve dodged a bullet in Oklahoma.”

By February 19, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Is Fracking Really Dying?

Is Fracking Really Dying?

Cliff Weathers – Are falling prices ​killing shale oil and gas, or ​will the environmental horror return?

By February 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How We Banned Fracking in New York

How We Banned Fracking in New York

Sandra Steingraber – It was science that stopped fracking in New York. In 2008 when our moratorium was first declared, the state of knowledge about the risks and harms of fracking was rudimentary.

By January 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
What’s to Blame for Our Dying Planet?

What’s to Blame for Our Dying Planet?

Catherine J. Frompovich – Every day, commonplace humans who live, work, and try to make ends meet are being blamed for ruining Planet Earth. Why?

By January 20, 2015 10 Comments Read More →
Fracking Chemicals May Harm Reproduction and Developmental Health

Fracking Chemicals May Harm Reproduction and Developmental Health

Waking Times – Researchers determined that exposure to chemicals released in fracking may be harmful to human health in men, women and children.

By December 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking

Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking

Sharon Kelly – “If you’re looking for the shale gas boom, northeastern Pennsylvania is the place to start.”

By December 2, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Monster Wells: How Much Water is Used in Fracking?

Monster Wells: How Much Water is Used in Fracking?

Mike Gaworecki – Some fracking wells are using 10-25 million gallons each, and much of this is fresh water…

By November 25, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Fracking Approved in Largest National Forest in Eastern U.S.

Fracking Approved in Largest National Forest in Eastern U.S.

Anastasia Pantsios – “The USFS had initially proposed to ban fracking in the 1.1 million acre forest, the first outright ban of the practice in a national forest. But…..”

By November 19, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Toxic Air Pollution Another Big Problem With Fracking

Toxic Air Pollution Another Big Problem With Fracking

MikeG – “At least 37% of the more than 600 chemicals used in fracking are endocrine disruptors, according to the report…”

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Voters Ban Fracking In Texas, California, And Ohio

Voters Ban Fracking In Texas, California, And Ohio

Mike G Voters in several states went to the polls and expressed their desire to see an end to fracking.

By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking

When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking

Sharon Kelly – With tens of thousands of frack wells being abandoned in the US once they dry up, what does the future look like for our natural spaces and communities?

By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →