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Fracking Safety

Pro-Fracking Guest Says Appearing On The Daily Show 'Felt Like Three Hours Of Waterboarding'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green

The "Daily Show" ran a segment on hydraulic fracturing on Thursday night that featured its "correspondent" Asif Mandvi interviewing people on the cont...

New York's Energy Plan Has Very Obvious Omission

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's newly released energy plan calls for increased use of renewable energy and clean technology and anticipates reduced u...

Will California Ban Fracking?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.12.2013 | San Francisco

California legislators have introduced a flurry of bills that would put controls on a controversial oil drilling technique that many critics charge ha...

Fracking, Health and Our Chemical History

Michael Green | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Though fracking companies keep their chemical use secret, a 2011 study identified more than 600 chemicals used in fracking. We urged New York Governor Cuomo to put profits ahead of our health and environment by maintaining the moratorium on fracking.

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.

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.

Ohio AG: 'Take A Deep Breath' And Make Fracking Regulations Tougher

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top law enforcer says tougher environmental sanctions on polluters in the oil and gas industry and required disclosure ...

Why We Need a Nationwide Moratorium on Fracking

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

While a fracking safety panel might seem a step in the right direction, it falls short of what is truly needed right now: a nationwide moratorium on until thorough scientific studies are conducted to assess the risks posed by fracking.

Hydraulic Fracturing, Waterworld and the Toxic Avenger

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Who could forget Kevin Costner's best flick of all time, Waterworld. Melting polar ice caps, mutants, resource-wars, it had it all for those into pos...

Watch out for hydraulic fracturing it might make your hair orange

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When you have lived in the same place for 20 years and all of sudden your hair turns orange after you wash it, you might be more than a little concern...

What the Frack: Is Pumping Glass Cleaner Into the Earth Okay?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

While the natural gas companies might think hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") is great for their bottom line, the process involves pumping thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals down into the earth.