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WATCH: A Vote For Hillary Is A Vote For More Fracking

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS rant, we discuss Hillary Clinton releasing a fracking plan on her website, and her past support of fracking and the fossil fuel industry....

All Fracked Up

XPRIZE | Posted 09.11.2015 | Green

Experts are still split on to what extent fracking can be directly connected to the increasing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma and elsewhere, but now litigants can at least debate it in open court, giving fracking's opponents a new legal weapon to use in their fight.

Kate Sheppard

EPA: Fracking Linked To Some Water Contamination, But Not A Lot | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released a much-anticipated study of whether hydraulic fracturing contaminates drinking ...

California Used 70 Million Gallons Of Water For Fracking Amid Drought

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green

(In paragraph 5, deletes reference to "per well." In final paragraph, corrects date to April 30) By Rory Carroll SAN FR...

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...

Switch To Gas From Coal May Threaten Water Supply

Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: With drought and water shortages affecting areas where much of America’s natural gas is produced, power plan...

Fracking Without Freshwater Solves Massive Problem

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By Anna Driver and Terry Wade MERTZON, Texas, Nov 21 (Reuters) - At a dusty Texas oilfield, Apache Corp has eliminated its reliance on...

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...

The Fracking Boom: Do We Want to Leave Our Children an Industrialized Landscape?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America has a choice to make. We can stand by and watch energy companies industrialize our beloved landscapes. Or we can create smart safeguards that hold companies accountable for pollution and put sensitive places off limits.

Kabbalah and Fracking Don't Mix; or, The Fracking Solution

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

In Kabbalah, the very symbol of blessing and of divine wisdom, of emergence and life, of Chesed (or "lovingkindness"), is water. If we take these ideas seriously, then the water that stays in the fracked rock is deprived of fulfilling its deepest purpose.

Is Natural Gas the Next Ethanol?

Paul Alexander | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Paul Alexander

Touted at first as being clean and efficient, it was supposed to become a legitimate replacement for energy-producing substances like coal and oil. It was the solution America needed to foreign oil imports.

Water at Risk: Stop Fracking in Illinois

Mattias Wallander | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Illinois' environmental groups conceded it was better to push for regulations than to go for an outright statewide ban of fracking. Will permits and disclosure of chemicals be enough to make fracking safe in Illinois?

FrackNation: The Koch Industries' Astroturf Ties That Bind

Steve Horn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Who bankrolled it and are the screenings and is the tour really a grassroots endeavor? It might seem that way based on its marketing, but as Jean de La Fontaine once said, "Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."

Fracking's Threat To U.S. Water Resources

Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: The natural gas extraction technique known as fracking uses so much water that it could threaten groundwat...

Would Fracking Ruin North Carolina's Water Supply?

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

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.

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Do We Have Enough Water to Frack Our Way to Energy Independence?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Drought and fracking clearly don't mix. Will America's shale revolution soon run out of water?

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.

New York's Fracking Process Is Broken

Paul Gallay | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Paul Gallay

New York's four-year effort to assess the safety of the controversial gas drilling practice known as fracking is broken. To fix it, the state must either declare a ban on fracking, or extend the moratorium now in place while it addresses the fundamental flaws.

Look Close at Fracking and You'll Say "No Way"

Paul Gallay | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Paul Gallay

Will New York's leaders take fracking's proven health impacts seriously, or are they just going through the motions?

RFK Jr: Fox News Has Divided Country In A Way Not Seen Since Civil War

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media

Robert F. Kennedy Jr told HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps in an interview Friday that he believes conservative media outlets such as Fox News are damagi...

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.

To Frack or not to Frack? -- Biblical Wellsprings, Water in Our World

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The three Abrahamic traditions all emerged in a region of our planet where rain is scarce, water is precious, and wellsprings are miraculous.

New York Makes Crucial Decision On Fracking

Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

Despite ongoing protests in hopes to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York, CBS reports the state is about to green-light the controversial practice. A...