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Fracking Environment

'Fracking By The Numbers' Report Urges Frack Ban

The Huffington Post | James Gerken and Andrea Rael | Posted 10.11.2013 | Green

What impact has natural gas development had on the U.S.? "Fracking by the Numbers," a new report from advocacy group Environment America, seeks to...

Can Shale Gas Be Safe for Us and the Environment?

Swara Salih | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Swara Salih

While shale gas can serve as a stepping-stone towards renewables, its production could leave our aquifers decimated with chemicals that pose significant health risks.

Fracking Companies Seek Exemption From Democracy

Scott Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Scott Edwards

Each day brings new, irrefutable evidence that fracking is poisoning our communities. But the ban on fracking in Longmont, Colo. was nothing short of heroic given the massive amounts of money thrown about by the oil and gas industry leading up to the November vote.

Hydrofracking: A Bad Bet for the Environment -- and the Economy

Paul Gallay | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

If Gov. Cuomo gives fracking the green light, watch out. The drillers are going to have one hell of a party, and we New Yorkers will end up with the hangover.

Fracking in New York State -- Is the Train Out of the Station?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Most people aren't aware that in the hydro-fracking process -- in addition to the release of gas -- toxins including heavy metals and radioactive materials are also sent into the soil, water, and air.