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Fracking Water Contamination

Dimock, Penn. Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination in Neighboring County

Steve Horn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many fracking critics have argued for years: hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas can contaminate groundwater.

Republican Politician Says Fracking Is Okay, Burning Water Is Natural

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green

"If you go back in history and look at how the Indians traveled, they traveled to the 'burning waters,' and that was methane in the water, and that wa...

City Files Suit Over Alleged Fracking Link To Toxic Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

The tiny town of Bokoshe, Okla., population 500, has had enough of the pollution that residents blame on power plants and fracking waste. Now, these c...

Shale Gas: Black Hole for Water

Asit Biswas | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Asit Biswas

If each state adopts its own unique set of shale gas regulations, a regulatory race to the bottom is possible. However, if the federal government adopts rigid regulations, America's shale gas boom may prove to be more environmentally friendly.

Ed Rendell Intervened for Fracking Giant Range Resources to Stop Texas EPA Water Contamination Case

Steve Horn | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A recent investigation appears to connect the dots between shadowy lobbying efforts by shale gas fracking company Range Resources, and the Obama EPA's decision to shut down its high-profile lawsuit against Range for allegedly contaminating groundwater in Weatherford, Texas.

Obama EPA Shut Down Weatherford, TX Shale Gas Water Contamination Study

Steve Horn | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) censored a smoking gun scientific report in March that would have explicitly linked methane migration in groundwater to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in Texas.

Fracking Along the Colorado River: A Report From a Kayak

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.06.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Fracking, like any truly controversial topic, has developed the tendency to repel stable facts with magnetic force. Finding reputable information is not easy. There is one thing that's agreed upon, however: Fracking is a 100 percent consumptive use.

Stop the Frack Attack

Michael Brune | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

By coming together, we can ultimately make the gas industry stop all dirty and dangerous drilling and put communities and our air, water, and atmosphere first.

Did Fracking Actually Contaminate This Town's Water?

Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink i...

An Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens

Dave Colavito | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

I've read your report on hydraulic fracturing, and I couldn't find anything that proposes requiring compensation for people who might experience damage to their property, contamination of their water, or adverse health affects.

Is New York's Governor Opening a Pandora's Box?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

With recent evidence that fracking chemicals can migrate far from a frack site, should people have to play "believe it or not" with the safety pronouncements made by gas industry P.R. and advertising campaigns?

State Rules Fracking Did Not Cause Water Well Contamination

The Denver Post | Mark Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The controversial oil-industry technique known as fracking went on trial at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday -- and frackin...

Contaminated Drinking Water? 80 Chemicals Revealed In Natural Gas Drilling

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- More than two years after the start of a natural gas drilling boom, Pennsylvania is making public a complete list of the chemi...