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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.

$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...

Lynne Peeples

Fracked And Fractured: Pennsylvania Residents Gambling On Natural Gas Drilling | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

POINT MARION, Pa. -- Dave Cogar counts down the days until he's fracked. Through a haze of cigarette smoke at the Brass Rail bar here, he laments ...

Hunting For Pennsylvania's Abandoned Wells

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Dimiter Kenarov

Laurie Barr is a hunter. Each year, around November, when the trees in Pennsylvania lose their foliage and the shrubs are nothing but bare sticks, offering no hiding place or cover, the hunting season begins. But Laurie Barr doesn't carry a rifle or a crossbow; she doesn't wear camouflage, and no faithful hounds lead the way.

New York Probably Won't See A Shale Gas Boom, Even If Moratorium Is Lifted

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After more than four years of environmental review marked by escalating battles between industry and anti-drilling protesters, N...

Lynne Peeples

Further Fracking Fears: Sand May Threaten Health For Drillers, Communities | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

The first time Bill Ferullo saw the white plumes drifting from a natural gas fracking site, he got out of his car to take pictures. "I didn't know ...

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Sandy May Have Spared Fracking Operations, But Toxic Concerns Remain | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2012 | Green

Residents living in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania are breathing a cautious sigh of relief in the wake of superstorm Sandy, but remain con...

Lynne Peeples

Fracking Pollution Sickens Families, Environmental Study Says | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

The McIntyres of Butler County, Pa., no longer drink the water piped into their home. They no longer brush their teeth with it, shower or do laundry w...

Texas Oil Company Turns Its Sights To New York Gas Drilling

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

OWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — A Texas company has begun drilling a vertical well to explore the potential of the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation, joining...

Cuomo's Careful Approach to Fracking

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

The highly charged political environment around hydraulic fracturing is the direct result of the hard-charging, damn-the-torpedoes strategy of the gas companies and their allies to get that gas at any cost.

Charities Funding Fracking Research In Pennsylvania And Other States

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 12.07.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Citizens groups and nonprofits around the nation are asking questions about environmental and health impacts of natural gas hydrau...

When Politics Hits Reality

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

In politics, there inevitably comes the dreaded time when politics and politicking run into reality. This time has come for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and for President Obama.

Anti-Fracking Lawsuit Dismissed

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | New York

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brooklyn dismissed a lawsuit on Monday brought by New York state and ...

Deepening Doubts About Fracked Shale Gas Wells' Long Term Prospects

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The oil and gas industry has propagated a vision that fracking unleashes vast amounts of gas which then flows relatively steadily for decades. But a growing mountain of evidence suggests that nothing could be further from the truth.

The Truth About Fracking

Alec Baldwin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Alec Baldwin

When the gas companies are done blasting and pumping and contaminating, after they've put the gas on the open market and sold it and the workers head home, who do you think they'll hand the bill to for the clean up of that mess? Gas companies will make huge profits. And what will you get?

Fracking Opponents Put Pressure On NY Governor

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Opponents of shale gas drilling that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground are asking New York Gov. Andrew...

Fracking: What Cuomo Won't (or Can't) Tell You

Alec Baldwin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Alec Baldwin

The Great Fracking Race will only bring more natural gas to market which will be piped to U.S. coasts and sold overseas. This will make some small cadre of gas executives and their investors very rich, while possibly leaving behind incalculable amounts of environmental damage.

Fracking Insurance: Winners and Losers

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

To stay in business, insurance companies' collective policy premiums must exceed the collective expense of liabilities. This means they won't protect people and the environment when there isn't money to be made, so we rely on government.

New Fracking Study Makes Surprising Claim

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New research on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania may only add fuel to the debate over whether the industry poses long-...

Study Finds Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into Drinking Water Supplies

Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania's natural gas fields a...

Activists Call On Cuomo To Keep Fracking Illegal

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Community organizers from New York's Southern Tier joined health and environmental groups Wednesday at a rally calling on Gov. A...

Hickenlooper: 'Missinformation' About Fracking

Posted 06.20.2012 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper was invited to give the keynote address at The Atlantic’s Next Generation Energy Forum and, after opening with a methane ...

Cuomo's Fracking Plan May Further Divide Energy Camps

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Landowners along New York's southern border who support natural gas drilling are cheered by reports that the Cuomo administratio...

Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking

Robin Madel | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Robin Madel

It's easy to get taken in by the industry barkers who make promises that seem so great, but when the potential costs are as great as they are in this instance, taking time to look behind the curtain is essential.

NYC's Odd Sense of Good Health: No Big Sodas But Radioactive Kitchens

Eileen Stukane | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Eileen Stukane

While there is no doubt that New Yorkers, like the rest of the U.S. population, are drinking and eating too many highly caloric foods, there is a more serious health concern coming our way that doesn't seem to bother Mayor Bloomberg.