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Kate Sheppard

EPA: Fracking Linked To Some Water Contamination, But Not A Lot | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released a much-anticipated study of whether hydraulic fracturing contaminates drinking ...

Five Ways to Stop President Obama's Plan to Frack America

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While the broad narrative of President Obama's speech on climate change in June was something to rally around, his support for fracking threatens to exacerbate climate change to the point of no return, while poisoning our water, air and families in the process. Here's what we need to do.

EPA's Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat Of Many

Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into w...

Shale Gas: Black Hole for Water

Asit Biswas | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Asit Biswas

If each state adopts its own unique set of shale gas regulations, a regulatory race to the bottom is possible. However, if the federal government adopts rigid regulations, America's shale gas boom may prove to be more environmentally friendly.

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Natural Gas' Methane Leaks Damage Its Credibility

Swara Salih | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Swara Salih

Just as the natural gas industry must mitigate the poisonous effect hydrofracking has on our aquifers, it must also ensure accidental methane emissions are kept to a minimum. Only then could it serve to help steer our society away from coal and petroleum based energies.

After Jackson, EPA Faces Big Decisions On U.S. Fracking Boom

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green

By Jonathan Leff and Joshua Schneyer NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The past four years of U.S. environmental regulation was marked by a...

Fracking: Abundant Energy, But at What Cost?

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Lynn R. Goldman

Along with the promise of economic benefits and a healthier planet comes the worry that the exponential growth in the industry is spawning troubling health risks in communities near fracking operations.

The Real Story Behind the Fracking Debate

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Are you confused by the debate over fracking? I'm not surprised. The public debate is complex, angry, boisterous, a mix of science intertwined with politics, and complicated by a lack of information (or even intentional disinformation) on all sides.

How Rural America Got Fracked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Food or frac-sand: it's a decision of vital importance across the country, but one most Americans don't even realize is being made -- largely by multinational corporations and dwindling numbers of yeoman farmers in what some in this country would call "the real America."

Oil and Gas Industry Moving Aggressively to Silence Critics

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

When environmental organizations try to publicize problems, the drilling industry flexes its muscles, making it nearly impossible to get their message out.

EPA: Water Safe In Dimock, PA

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said drinking water is safe to consume in a small P...

Federal Fracking Regulations Cover Only A Sliver Of Land

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Lena Groeger Reports: Last week’s media coverage of the Obama administration’s newly-proposed fracking rules focused so heavily on...

Did Fracking Actually Contaminate This Town's Water?

Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink i...

EPA May Re-Test Town's Water For Fracking Contamination

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

* EPA looking into possible contamination of water in Dimock * Some residents have long said fracking polluted the water * Findings could he...

Fracking In California? Not If These Groups Have Anything To Say About It

| Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Tia Ghose The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club are suing the Bureau of ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

EPA To Expand Federal Oversight Of Fracking Fluids | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans on Wednesday to begin developing rules requiring makers and processors of certain chemical cocktai...

Feds To Study Fracking In 5 States

Posted 08.26.2011 | Green

By ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten The Environmental Protection Agency will focus its national st...

Former Bush Official: 'Fracking' Exemption Went Too Far

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ProPublica, March 9, 2011, 12:21 p.m. by Abrahm Lustgarten When Benjamin Grumbles was assista...

EPA To Take A Closer Look At Fracking

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From ProPublica's Nicholas Kusnetz: The EPA has propose...

GOP Opposes Federal Fracking Regs Regardless of Whether EPA Finds Poisoning

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sirota

In perhaps the most extreme step yet, Republicans in Colorado are demanding the Environmental Protection Agency never regulate fracking, "no matter what a two-year EPA study of the process reveals."