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A statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, was made official across New York State on Monday, nearly a year after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally.
This action concluded New York ...
Opencast coal mines were once routinely delayed by local councils amid unfounded health
concerns. The same is happening with fracking
, warns a professor of energy engineering
It is a relief to see that the pseudoscientific gobbledygook ...
Newly released documents from the Pennsylvania Department of Health
complaints reveal a lack of follow-through and inaccurate record-keeping. The telephone logs, which span four years from 2011 to 2015, were gained ...
Hundreds of people protested against a proposed fracking
site in Lancashire on Tuesday, as the county council considered whether to approve the project.
Over 450 people massed outside the county hall in Preston while Lancashire County ...
In January, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on the fracking
boomtown of Vernal, Utah. It described how a midwife named Donna Young was attacked and demonized for drawing attention to an increase in stillbirths in the town and its resistance to ...
An application to start the first fracking
operation in the UK for four years is being considered by a council.
Energy firm Cuadrilla wants to extract shale gas at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood on the Fylde Coast, in ...
On June 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on how fracking
for oil and gas can impact access to safe drinking water. Although the report claims not to have found any “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water ...
Rejecting plans for test fracking
in Lancashire would send a message that the county was not open for business and investment, a coalition of local businesses, academics, farmers and students has warned.Members of the North West Energy ...
A major new scientific study has concluded that the controversial gas extraction technique known as fracking
poses a “significant” risk to human health
and British wildlife, and that an EU-wide moratorium should be implemented until widespread ...
As a lifelong eco-activist, I always thought it was a critical mistake to name the crisis caused by excessive carbon emissions into the atmosphere "Global Warming." It made it sound like it was about the weather, when in reality it is about the ...
Seven years ago this month, Barack Obama stood on a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, and claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton hadn't conceded, but the numbers told the story. Obama had clinched the ...
This week in Colorado, the BLM launched a scoping process—a “big picture” project evaluation designed to inform the public and solicit feedback before the agency drafts the RMP for Colorado’s Front Range. Sadly, BLM’s public process seems fatally ...
Dear Secretary Clinton -
In your husband’s years in office, the greenhouse effect was still fairly novel science; even eight years ago, when you were first running for president, climate change was not yet really a top-tier issue. In a ...
began its boom period in the last decade, its supporters have promoted it as the answer to all of the U.S.’s energy issues. It would free us from dependence on foreign oil, they said, thereby strengthening national security. And ...
In a draft report five years in the making, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that fracking
does indeed contaminate drinking water, a fact the oil and gas industry has vehemently denied.
But instead of ...
Don’t be fooled. Headlines in the New York Times and other news media about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited study on the impacts of fracking
on drinking water are another tragic case of not looking beyond the timid ...
The US Environmental Protection Agency says that, while hydraulic fracturing has the potential to contaminate drinking water, and has done so on some occasions, there is no evidence of "widespread" pollution across the country, according to a ...
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing - better known as fracking
- has led to widespread pollution of drinking water. The oil industry and its backers welcome the long-awaited study, while ...
In 2010, Congress commissioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the impact of fracking
on drinking water. The U.S. EPA released its long-awaited final draft of its report today, assessing how fracking
for oil and gas can ...
for shale oil and gas has not led to widespread pollution of drinking water, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency draft report said on Thursday, although it warned some drilling activities could potentially cause health
Hillary Clinton may be the prohibitive favorite, and the Democratic slate for the presidential nomination almost certainly won’t be as large as the Republican field. But Saturday, another credible candidate joined Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie ...
You thought he was the smart Bush. You thought he was the reasonable one. You thought he was the Republican with one foot in the 21st century, the man who wasn’t going to say crazy things to win the primary voter who believes in crazy things. But ...
When I first learned of Naomi Klein's new book, "This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs. the Climate," I thought the title was pretentious.
I knew she was a talented writer from previous works and was pleased she was taking on the ...
“You’ll never get a fracking
moratorium through the Maryland Legislature” was the common refrain I heard as we at Food & Water Watch joined with more than 100 groups from throughout the state to work on preventing fracking
in Maryland. But we ...
Last week the mayor of London rejected the London Assembly’s call for City Hall and the £4.8bn London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) to divest from fossil fuels. In the Guardian on Friday, Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor’s senior advisor on ...