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Five Ways to Stop President Obama's Plan to Frack America

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While the broad narrative of President Obama's speech on climate change in June was something to rally around, his support for fracking threatens to exacerbate climate change to the point of no return, while poisoning our water, air and families in the process. Here's what we need to do.

EPA's Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat Of Many

Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into w...

EPA Drops Controversial Fracking Review

AP | MEAD GRUVER and BEN NEARY | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it is dropping its longstanding plan to have independent scientists...

EPA Makes Major Changes To Fracking Assessment

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during n...

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.

Natural Gas' Methane Leaks Damage Its Credibility

Swara Salih | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Swara Salih

Just as the natural gas industry must mitigate the poisonous effect hydrofracking has on our aquifers, it must also ensure accidental methane emissions are kept to a minimum. Only then could it serve to help steer our society away from coal and petroleum based energies.

Major Fracking Study May Dodge Tough Question

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has ...

After Jackson, EPA Faces Big Decisions On U.S. Fracking Boom

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green

By Jonathan Leff and Joshua Schneyer NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The past four years of U.S. environmental regulation was marked by a...

EPA Official Hopeful On Gas Drilling Study

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is optimistic that a nationwide project examining natural gas hydraul...

Fracking: Abundant Energy, But at What Cost?

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Lynn R. Goldman

Along with the promise of economic benefits and a healthier planet comes the worry that the exponential growth in the industry is spawning troubling health risks in communities near fracking operations.

The Real Story Behind the Fracking Debate

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Are you confused by the debate over fracking? I'm not surprised. The public debate is complex, angry, boisterous, a mix of science intertwined with politics, and complicated by a lack of information (or even intentional disinformation) on all sides.

How Rural America Got Fracked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Food or frac-sand: it's a decision of vital importance across the country, but one most Americans don't even realize is being made -- largely by multinational corporations and dwindling numbers of yeoman farmers in what some in this country would call "the real America."

Oil and Gas Industry Moving Aggressively to Silence Critics

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

When environmental organizations try to publicize problems, the drilling industry flexes its muscles, making it nearly impossible to get their message out.

EPA: Water Safe In Dimock, PA

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said drinking water is safe to consume in a small P...

Federal Fracking Regulations Cover Only A Sliver Of Land

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Lena Groeger Reports: Last week’s media coverage of the Obama administration’s newly-proposed fracking rules focused so heavily on...

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...

Mixed Water Test Results From Scientists And Feds?

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Federal environmental regulators said Thursday that well water testing at 11 homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where...

Why Does The Gas Industry Hate The F-Word?

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 03.28.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — A different kind of F-word is stirring a linguistic and political debate as controversial as what it defines. The wor...

Residents With Tainted Wells Receive EPA's First Water Delivery

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Green

DIMOCK, Pa. -- A tanker truck has made its first delivery of fresh water to four homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where federal regulators...

EPA To Start Sending Water To Town With Tainted Wells

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will deliver fresh water to four homes in a northeastern Pe...

EPA May Re-Test Town's Water For Fracking Contamination

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

* EPA looking into possible contamination of water in Dimock * Some residents have long said fracking polluted the water * Findings could he...

CDC Scientist: More Tests Needed To Determine Gas Drilling Impact On Health

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- One of the government's top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on huma...

Fracking In California? Not If These Groups Have Anything To Say About It

| Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Tia Ghose The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club are suing the Bureau of ...

For The First Time, EPA Implicates Fracking For Causing Groundwater Pollution

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking – a controversial method of ...