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In North Dakota's Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

While other parts of the west were overtaken with the fracking boom, the Turtle Mountain Band said no thanks. Here's the difference it made.

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.

Texas Governor Prohibits Cities And Towns From Banning Fracking

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON May 18 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling pr...

'Green News Report' -- February 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil train explosion - make that two; Schizophrenic...

President Obama Needs to Follow the Empire State's Leadership on Banning Fracking

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While we've heard pro-fracking propaganda before from the Obama administration, many Americans have had enough of it and I'm one of them. In 2008, I voted for 'Hope and Change,' but we are not getting the change we hoped for.

'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ba...

New York Gov. Gets Kudos, Scorn After Fracking Ban

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned stat...

Lawsuits Over New York Fracking Ban Unlikely, Experts Say

Reuters | Daniel Wiessner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec 17 (Reuters) - When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted "a ton of lawsuits" a...

Texas Towns Look To Take On Oil And Gas Industry And Pass Fracking Ban

AP | EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

RENO, Texas (AP) — A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to...

Texas Fracking Ban Draws Legal Challenge

AP | By EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city that sits atop a natural gas reserve is preparing for an extended court battle after voters made it the ...

California Voters Deal A Major Blow To Fracking

The Huffington Post | Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

In a victory for proponents of clean energy, two out of three California counties voted to ban fracking Tuesday despite a lobbying campaign by oil and...

Kate Sheppard

Texas Oil And Gas Regulator Suggests 'Out Of State Sources' Could Be Behind City's Fracking Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

The head of the Texas Railroad Commission, the agency that regulates oil and gas operations in the state, is fighting to stop a proposed ban on fracki...

Beverly Hills Bans Fracking

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

By Dana Feldman BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 6 (Reuters) - City leaders in celebrity-filled Beverly Hills voted on Tuesday to ban fracki...

How One Woman Made Fracking Get Out of Town (All Over Upstate New York)

OnEarth | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthWhen Helen Slottje was a high-powered corporate attorney in Boston in the 1990s, she never thought of herself as an environm...

Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in four Colorado cities will decide this Election Day whether or not to ban fracking within their communities, putting the state at the center ...

A Major Environmental Victory In France

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green

By Emile Picy and Michel Rose PARIS, Oct 11 (Reuters) - France's constitutional council rejected on Friday a challenge to a law bannin...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Another State Becomes Fracking Battleground

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green

It's been more than a year ago since Michigan auctioned more than 100,000 acres of public land for use by oil and gas companies. But the fight over fr...

State Joins Oil-And-Gas Lawsuit Against City's Fracking Ban

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 07.11.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The state of Colorado has joined a lawsuit filed by oil-and-gas companies against the city of Longmon...

Ohio Voters Reject Fracking Ban

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in a northeast Ohio city where disposal of wastewater from t...

New Ruling On State's Local Fracking Bans

AP | GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas, a mid-lev...

'Fractivists' Urge Lafayette To Ban Any New Drilling In The City

The Boulder Daily Camera | Amy Bounds | Posted 05.25.2013 | Denver

LAFAYETTE -- Anti-fracking activists held a community forum today on "the hidden risks of fracking," urging residents to join a campaign to get Lafaye...

Hickenlooper To Debate Boulder Commissioner On Fracking

The Boulder Daily Camera | | Posted 05.26.2013 | Denver

Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones is set to debate Gov. John Hickenlooper on natural gas hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking -- on April 1 in De...

Constituents Deliver "Declaration of Solidarity Against Fracking" to Governor's Office

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Denver
Michele Swenson

A measure on the November ballot would make Longmont the first city in Colorado to prohibit fracking within city limits in order to protect health, safety and property values.

First Statewide Fracking Ban May Soon Pass

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont appears on the verge of enacting the nation's first statewide ban of a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique c...

Second Judge Upholds NY Fracking Ban

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

By Dan Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y., Feb 24 (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Friday upheld an upstate community's ban on gas drilling,...