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Fracking Protests

Algeria Shale Gas Protesters Vow Escalation

AP | KARIM KEBIR | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters against Algeria's plans to exploit its massive shale gas reserves said Monday they will carry their demonstration...

Some Anti-drilling Activists Change Tactics, Tone

AP | KEVIN BEGOS and MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- PITTSBURGH (AP) — For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences — ruined water and air, sickened p...

More Bad News For Church Of England

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) First it was payday lending; now fracking. Last month, the Church of England acknowledged and regretted investing million...

'Fractivists' Follow Governor To Aspen

The Colorado Independent | Andrea Tudhope | Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope. ASPEN– This tiny resort town, set high above the heavily plied natural-gas fields of the Colorado...

Poll Reveals California Voters' Thoughts On Fracking

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles

More than 70 percent of California voters favor either banning the oil-drilling practice known as fracking or enacting additional state regulations to...

Can New York State Power its Way to a Sustainable Future?

Stacy Clark | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

As fossil fuel exploration and extraction become riskier, their associated external costs will increase exponentially, whereas clean energy alternatives will stabilize energy costs for taxpayers and corporations. This is the arithmetic that could forever change America's perception of renewables.

'You're Silencing Us' -- Protecting Free Speech Rights in Sanford, New York

Kate Sinding | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Kate Sinding

Last September, after taking a series of pro-fracking actions over a four-year period, Sanford's Town Board abruptly imposed a gag order silencing its citizens from discussing the red-hot issue of proposed new fracking in New York and the town.

Governor Cuomo: Not One Well!

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

If rumor becomes plan, then the residents of the Southern Tier become unwilling lab rats in our governor's fracking experiment. It's an experiment that risks ruin for many in the form of poisoned water, toxic air, burning flare stacks, mystery chemicals, and 24/7 noise.

Frack Fight

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

There's a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. The weaponry may be humdrum, but the stakes couldn't be higher.

Fracking Protests Around The World

AP | Posted 11.22.2012 | Green

PHILADELPHIA -- Demonstrators in the United States and other countries protested Saturday against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking t...

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...

WATCH: 'Don't Frack My Mother'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

Appearing recently on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," musician Sean Lennon told the world "Don't frack my mother." Although the son of the late John L...