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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 4 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 4 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 →
NASA Confirms A 2,500-Square-Mile Cloud Of Methane Floating Over US Southwest

NASA Confirms A 2,500-Square-Mile Cloud Of Methane Floating Over US Southwest

Mike G – NASA confirms that there is a giant methane gas cloud forming over the Western US, and it is the result of the oil and gas industry…

By October 20, 2014 10 Comments Read More →
California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

Mike G – “…The EPA confirming that at least nine of those sites were in fact dumping wastewater contaminated with fracking fluids and other pollutants into aquifers…”

By October 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Fracking – The Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Fracking – The Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog Waking Times In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the floodgates have opened for Gulf offshore hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). With 21.6 million acres auctioned off by the Obama Administration and 433,822 acres receiving bids, some press accounts have declared BP America […]

By August 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Busting the Bureau of Land Management’s Frackopoly

Busting the Bureau of Land Management’s Frackopoly

Wenonah Hauter, EcoWatch Waking Times Even without looking at a photo album, I can picture in my mind’s eye a vacation photo from the gorgeous BLM-managed (Bureau of Land Management) land near Moab, Utah. That image of my family and friends on a bicycle trip in the red rock lands, perfectly faded by time, carefully preserved […]

By August 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fracking Is Making California’s Drought Worse

Fracking Is Making California’s Drought Worse

Mike G, DeSmogBlog Waking Times California is in the middle of an epic water shortage, with nearly 80% of the state experiencing “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions. Check out this animated map to get a sense of how extensively the drought has impacted the Golden State. Things have gotten so bad that California enlisted Lady […]

Scientists Conclude that Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

Scientists Conclude that Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

EcoWatch Waking Times Last week a Texas TV station broke the news that new independent scientific analysis refutes the claim by the oil and gas industry that “there’s never been a confirmed case of fracking polluting drinking water.” WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, reported that two independent scientists using data from Texas regulators confirmed fracking in Parker County, TX by Range Resources polluted resident Steve […]

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

Ben Jervey & Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog Waking Times After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s […]

Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in Nation’s First Fracking Trial

Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in Nation’s First Fracking Trial

Brandon Baker, EcoWatch Waking Times It took three years, but a Texas family finally emerged victorious in a case that could long impact fracking companies and the impact they have on the communities in which they operate. A Dallas jury favored the Parr family, which sued Aruba Petroleum back in 2011 after experiencing an array of health […]

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies who are setting up frack […]

Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages

Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages

Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog Waking Times Last Wednesday, the Washington D.C. city council passed a resolution opposing fracking in the George Washington National Forest, making the nation’s capitol the third major U.S. city, after Los Angeles and Dallas, to decry the hazards of shale drilling in recent days. The D.C. council’s resolution called on the U.S. Forest Service to prohibit […]

6 States Where Fracking Earthquakes are a New Feature of Reality

6 States Where Fracking Earthquakes are a New Feature of Reality

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The movement against hydraulic gas fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ is becoming mainstream as this toxic and rapidly expanding technique by the oil and gas industry affects more and more everyday people. Essentially, fracking is the process of forcefully injecting different blends of chemicals, fresh water, gasses, sands or other materials […]

California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History

California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History

Food & Water Watch Waking Times With drought jeopardizing California agriculture, farmers across the state urge Governor Brown to place a moratorium on water-intensive fracking. California farmers, grappling with a record drought that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Governor Jerry Brown to place a moratorium on the water-intensive extreme oil and gas extraction […]

By February 28, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Nobody Knows How Much Fracking is Happening Off California’s Coast

Nobody Knows How Much Fracking is Happening Off California’s Coast

Mike G, DeSmogBlog Waking Times The modern environmental movement was born when a drilling platform blew out and some 100,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, polluting California’s famous coastline. Yet as the race to exploit the vast amount of oil in the Monterey Shale heats up, environmentalists are warning that the state […]

By February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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