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Attempts to create a commercially viable fracking
industry in the UK were dealt fresh blows this week, with the refusal of planning permission for a key site, and the revelation of an unpublished government report showing fracking
could cause ...
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 ...
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 ...
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’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 ...
Thousands of gallons of black smelly crude oil that spilled from a broken pipeline Tuesday in the California coastal county of Santa Barbara has fouled popular beaches and spread across nine miles of ocean.
Reported by a passerby early ...
Yesterday Texas Gov. Abbott signed HB 40 into law. Written by former ExxonMobil lawyer Shannon Ratliff, the statute forces every Texas municipality wanting common sense limits on oil and gas development to demonstrate its rules are “commercially ...
New York state officials yesterday finally unveiled the controversial environmental study that led to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in the Empire State.
The final environmental impact statement, in the ...
Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health
and environmental toll of such activities in urban ...
The so-called Denton fracking
bill is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.
The Senate on Monday approved House Bill 40, which would pre-empt local efforts to regulate a wide variety of oil and gas activities and has stirred concerns in ...
Controversial bills that would create a regulatory framework for fracking
in Florida passed committee hurdles on Tuesday over the objections of environmental groups and concerned citizens.
Members of the House State Affairs Committee ...
Hillary Clinton announced Sunday that she will run for president in 2016, and environmental groups are welcoming her to the race with the first of what could be many Keystone XL protests.
The controversial pipeline has become a litmus ...
It’s strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. And on the chief difference between them - ...
should be banned because of the impact it could have on public health
, according to a prominent group of health
In a letter published by the British Medical Journal on Monday, 20 high-profile doctors, pharmacists ...
The Environment Protection Agency on Friday released a new analysis that concludes almost 700 chemical additives are used in hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas.
Ninety-eight percent of the fluid injected into wells is water ...
The national debate over fracking
, which critics say can pollute groundwater and endanger public health
, heated up last week when the Obama administration announced the first-ever federal regulations on the practice. But nowhere is fracking
The Obama administration rolled out fracking
rules today that will regulate about 100,000 oil and gas wells on public and tribal lands. The rules come after a long process, initiated in Obama’s first term, to regulate the now-booming industry, ...