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Gas Drillers Draw Less Water, But Concerns Linger

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers the...

Judge To Rule Next Week On Controversial Fracking Case

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be us...

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...

Deal Reached On Connecticut Fracking Waste Bill

AP | By SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Senate on Monday endorsed a bipartisan compromise on how to handle the possibility of waste coming to Connectic...

Man Pleads Guilty After Dumping Fracking Wastewater Into River

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of a Youngstown-based wastewater company pleaded guilty Monday to federal Clean Water Act violations in the d...

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...

Water Pollution From Drilling Confirmed In At Least Four States

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contam...

Coast Guard Wants Barges To Ship Fracking Water

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal...

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...

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...

Frackers Start Recycling As Water Supplies Fall Short

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 11 about water recycling in fracking operations, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pure Stream is...

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.

Can We Have An Honest Conversation About Fracking?

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- The boom in oil and gas fracking has led to jobs, billions in royalties and profits, and even some environmental gains. But some expert...

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.

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...

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?

A New Debate In Fracking

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 06.17.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlo...

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.