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Pennsylvania Fracking

Rural Pennsylvanians Say Fracking 'Just Ruined Everything'

Center for Public Integrity | Nick Visser | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green

This story was originally published by the Center For Public Integrity. AVELLA, Pa. — Sixty years after his service in the Army, Jesse Eakin still c...

Fracking Company Tries To Buy Off Pennsylvania Residents

ProPublica | Naveena Sadasivam | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on ProPublica. For the last eight years, Pennsylvania has been riding the natural gas boom, with companies drilling...

Fracking Giant's $5 Billion Shuffle

Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: This story was co-published with The Daily Beast. At the end of 2011, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nati...

For Democrats Nationwide, Pennsylvania Offers a Lens on the Widening Rift Over Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Wenonah Hauter

As President Obama's misguided reign over our nation's energy policy ebbs on, Democrats that seek to succeed him would be wise to pay heed to the widening chasm over fracking that is increasingly dividing the party.

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

The Downwinders

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

As their cancers developed, the victims of atomic testing and nuclear weapons development got a name: downwinders. Now, a new generation of downwinders is getting sick as an emerging industry pushes the next wonder technology -- in this case, high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

Former Governor Fails To Disclose Industry Ties In Fracking Op-Ed

Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Justin Elliott reports: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took to the New York Daily News op-ed page Wednesday with a message to loc...

Artists Against Fracking Posts Plea For Frack-Free New York (VIDEO)

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome again to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback or ideas for environmental health topics via email or Twitter. With only weeks...

The Fracking Front Lines: Here's What 13 Pennsylvania Residents Have To Say About Shale Drilling

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green

Do Pennsylvanians love or hate fracking? Yes. The nationwide release of "Promised Land," Gus Van Sant's drama about the natural gas industry and it...

'Frackers' pull a fast one?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra DuszakThe Center for Public IntegrityWhen Pennsylvanians agreed to a massive increase in natural gas drilling in the state, they were tol...

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.

Doctors Ask Gas Drilling Companies What They Have To Hide

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

The pressure is mounting on gas companies to reveal what they know about the possible health side effects of their activities. More voices are cal...

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...

Health Experts Push EPA To Protect PA Residents With Contaminated Water

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

Dimock, Pennsylvania residents may be on the least fun roller-coaster ride ever. For nearly three years, 11 families with tainted water wells in t...

Feds Prepare To Enter The Fracking Fray

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green

Drilling is a sensitive term. In search of cleaner, cheaper options over a year after the BP oil spill, drilling for natural gas has raced to the f...

WATCH: Flaming Tap Water And Radioactive Cows Near Fracking Sites

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green

Flaming methane-filled tap water and radioactive cows? That may only be the tip of the iceberg. "Fracking" has become a dirty word in the mouths o...