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As of early next year, New York State will be permanently off-limits to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, for oil and gas.The decision follows the release Wednesday of a long-awaited Department of Health
report that details adverse ...
Fantastic news came from the state of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking
in the state. This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state ...
In a victory for environmental, health
and community activists, fracking
has been banned in New York state. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking
for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health
risks and dubious economic benefits.
New York, which overlies part of the ...
As negotiators gather in Peru for a critical round of climate talks, U.S. delegates are straining to explain what they call a "counterintuitive' reality: For next year's global climate agreement to be effective, commitments made under it must not ...
As predicted, mere hours after the first-ever fracking
ban passed in Texas, industry reps took to the courts. By 9:09 a.m. on Nov. 5, both the Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Texas General Land Office had filed lawsuits that aim to prevent ...
Environmental activists, backed by a billionaire philanthropist, have launched an unprecedented campaign to push voters to elect leaders this November who are willing to confront global warming.
The project, called NextGen Climate Action ...
From contaminated groundwater to polytechnic displays at the kitchen faucet, most of the major concerns around fracking
have centered around how fracking
fluids and methane could be polluting our water supply. But we`ve started to suspect that ...
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks, and anytime they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in.
They were certain the cause was simply ...
Oil and gas wells across the country are spewing “dangerous" cancer-causing chemicals into the air, according to a new study that further corroborates reports of health
problems around hydraulic fracturing sites.
“This is a significant ...
A coalition of four organizations gathered at Fountain Square last weekend to call for a ban on fracking
and to ask Ohio's governor to be a major part of making that happen.
The event in downtown Cincinnati was one of more than 200 that ...
Backed by results of a recent air-quality study, mounting pressure from local officials, news reports and the simmering discontent of residents, Texas regulators have decided to install an air monitor in the heart of the Eagle Ford ...
The Anglican Diocese of Perth has decided to move its investments from carbon-intensive fossil fuels firms to renewable energy, while also calling on the federal government to scrutinise fracking
and introduce carbon pricing in order to tackle ...
Victoria Trinko says she hasn’t opened the windows to her home in Bloomer, Wisconsin, in more than two years. That’s around the time a mining company began churning up silica sand a half-mile from her family farm, filling the air with tiny ...
Research has shown that advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within grasp. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Assessed in New Study
The environmental ...
If you live right next to a drilling rig, or your kids go to school beside a fracking
site, or your county is suddenly littered with well pads -- are there health
risks? That’s a question that’s been asked from Pennsylvania to North Dakota, from ...
A new poll has found the controversial possibility of fracking
operations coming to UK national parks and private land is opposed by the majority of the public.
In July, the government revealed that British national parks would be open ...
An advert from US fracking
company Breitling Energy, which claimed that the UK suffered from a “near-catastrophic” gas shortage last winter and talked up the benefits of shale gas, has been banned.
The Advertising Stands Authority (ASA) ...
A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to the spotlight of the corporate agenda as conventional oil supplies dwindle. Tar Sands: How Trade ...
Activists have superglued themselves to the doors at the entrance of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) building in London, in a protest against fracking
The action was timed to coincide with a number of ...
Last Dec. 19 was a gratifying day for John Dernbach. In 162 pages the state's highest court had resurrected a provision in Pennsylvania's Constitution that had long ago faded into obscurity.The forgotten measure is an environmental rights ...
Hundreds of thousands of activists plan to head for New York City on September 21 to take part in the People`s Climate March ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit. They hope it will turn into the largest climate protection rally in ...
A US-based study has warned that the expansion of shale gas extraction, through methods such as fracking
, is outpacing research on the issues around the practice, including spills leading to contamination and the environmental ...
In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration moved to reduce the permissible levels of silica dust wafted into the air by industrial processes like fracking
, mining or cement manufacturing. The move came ...
If we`re going to talk about fracking
, we can`t just talk about energy independence, or the economy, or the potential for natural gas to act as a "bridge fuel" to help solve the global warming crisis. We also need to talk about the effect that ...