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Fracking Fluid Contains A Stew Of Known Toxic Chemicals -- And That May Not Be The Worst Of It

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde, lead and mercury are among more than 200 toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater that may pose serious risks t...

Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according...

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce President Speaks Out Against Fracking Study

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green

(Adds White House comment) WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - America's largest business lobby group warned the Obama administration on Tue...

'Fracking By The Numbers' Report Urges Frack Ban

The Huffington Post | James Gerken and Andrea Rael | Posted 10.11.2013 | Green

What impact has natural gas development had on the U.S.? "Fracking by the Numbers," a new report from advocacy group Environment America, seeks to...

Is Fracking Polluting A River with Radioactive Waste?

Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Fracking may be contaminating a Pennsylvania river with radioactive waste, a Duke University study to be publi...

Big Oil PR Pros, Lobbyists Dominate EDF Fracking Climate Study Steering Committee

Steve Horn | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Alongside releasing its controversial findings on fugitive methane emissions caused by hydraulic fracturing on September 16, University of Texas-Austin also unveiled an industry-stacked Steering Committee roster for the study it conducted in concert with Environmental Defense Fund.

Study Paints Different Picture Of Fracking Methane Emissions

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared,...

Study Ties Fracking Fluid Spill To Fish Deaths

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

A joint study from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released Wednesday found that a fracking fluid spill in Kentucky ...

Results Of Major Fracking Study Revealed

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about pe...

Study Finds High Levels Of Arsenic In Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

Posted 08.09.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Theodoric Meyer reports: A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of ar...

Researchers Find Elevated Levels Of Heavy Metals Near Natural Gas Extraction

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington say there are elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals close to...

Surprising Conclusion In Fracking Study

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process mo...

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...

Fracking, Fracking and More Fracking

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Are we going to continue to pollute the planet with dirty fossil fuels, or are we going to once and for all support a sustainable energy future and embrace energy efficiency and renewable energy?

EPA Drops Controversial Fracking Review

AP | MEAD GRUVER and BEN NEARY | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it is dropping its longstanding plan to have independent scientists...

EPA Makes Major Changes To Fracking Assessment

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during n...

Fracking Study Results Likely Years Off

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A health study cited by leading environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as pivotal in helping persuade Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hold ...

New York Fracking Regulators Miss Proposal Deadline

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of health professionals, environmental groups and elected officials was calling on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to con...

$1 Million Grant To Study Fracking Health Impacts

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on...

DEC Misses New York Fracking Study Deadline

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Environmental groups praised state regulators for delaying a decision on shale gas development until a more in-depth health study is f...

Major Fracking Study May Dodge Tough Question

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has ...

Investigation Discredits University Fracking Study

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — An independent review of a University of Texas study into hydraulic fracturing found the research did not meet standards for scientif...

EPA Official Hopeful On Gas Drilling Study

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is optimistic that a nationwide project examining natural gas hydraul...

Is The Natural Gas Industry Buying Academics? | Posted 07.31.2012 | College

Last week the University of Texas provost announced he would reexamine a report by a UT professor that said fracking was safe for groundwater after th...

Controversial Fracking Study To Receive Independent Review

AP | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — The University of Texas will independently review a study that found no link between hydraulic fracturing and water contamination aft...