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Fracking Dangers

Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

The shale gas boom that has revved the U.S. economy over the past decade could spread to other parts of the energy-hungry world. But, before governments and businesses go too far, there's an important factor they need to consider: water risk.

The Other Side of Fracking: Connecting the Dots Along the Supply Lines

Tobias Roberts | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Tobias Roberts

Everyone has heard of fracking these days -- that dreadful and dangerous practice of drilling and injecting chemical-laden fluid into the ground at a ...

Is Fracking About to Arrive on Your Doorstep?

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Gas fracked from shale formations goes by several names, but whatever it's called, it's mainly methane. Fracked gas helps to fuel the floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, and ever-hotter summers that are engulfing the planet. Methane is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and an ecological nightmare due to its potential for dangerous leaks.

WATCH: Letterman Goes On Fracking Rant Against 'Greedy Oil And Gas Companies'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Green

On Wednesday night's "Late Show," host David Letterman took several minutes to share his thoughts on fracking. Scolding the "greedy oil and gas compan...

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 ...