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Fracking Moratorium

Like New Yorkers, Californians Can Say No to Fracking

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

The oil industry may feel entitled to its potential profits, and will likely fight efforts to curb extreme well stimulation and enhancement anywhere they appear. But the people of California and New York -- indeed of all of states -- are even more entitled to clean air and clean water.

Anti-Fracking Measures Largely Successful In Colorado

Posted 11.07.2013 | Green

Voters in three communities in Colorado succeeded in passing fracking moratoriums or outright bans on election night Tuesday. By Wednesday mornin...

Fear Of 'Becoming Like Greeley' Motivates Cities To Pass Fracking Bans

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Today in Greeley, the city at the heart of Colorado’s Front Range “frack country,” a seven-memb...

New York Probably Won't See A Shale Gas Boom, Even If Moratorium Is Lifted

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After more than four years of environmental review marked by escalating battles between industry and anti-drilling protesters, N...

South Africa Decides Fracking Is 'Safe'

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

* Moratorium was in place since April 2011 * SAfrica says study eased safety concerns * Reserves seen among world's bigg...

The Fight Continues In Avon, NY

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In the latest salvo in local battles over gas drilling, a company said Monday it's shutting down wells and turning off the free ...

The Word on Fracking in the U.S.

Kai Olson-Sawyer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Kai Olson-Sawyer

The month of June witnessed a number of major fracking-related events by different states in the U.S. This cluster of events underscores just how quickly the natural gas extraction method is expanding and how controversial it remains.

Why We Need a Nationwide Moratorium on Fracking

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

While a fracking safety panel might seem a step in the right direction, it falls short of what is truly needed right now: a nationwide moratorium on until thorough scientific studies are conducted to assess the risks posed by fracking.

Lessons from Dimock, PA: Calling for a Moratorium on Natural Gas Drilling in New York

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

Do we take the dirty-energy money and run and screw the consequences? Or do we build something more sustainable that doesn't hurt the people around us? Which do you choose?