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April 15, 2016 10 Years of Fracking: Its Impact on Our Water, Land and Climate

Source: EcoWatch

In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants.

April 8, 2016 Scientists find fracking contaminated Wyoming water after EPA halted study

Source: The Guardian

Dangerous levels of chemicals found in underground water, while waste was dumped in unlined pits and barriers to protect groundwater were inadequate

March 30, 2016 Stanford researchers show fracking's impact to drinking water sources

Source: Stabford

Only one industry is allowed to inject toxic chemicals into underground sources of drinking water – hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Concerns about this practice have riled the U.S. political landscape and communities around...

February 25, 2016 Unlikely Battle Over Fracking Intensifies in Florida

Source: NY Times

MIAMI — With geology akin to a wet sponge and fragile underground aquifers that supply almost all its drinking water, Florida has never been considered part of the agitated battle over fracking as a technology for extracting oil...

February 22, 2016 Maple syrup farmers lose fight against fracking pipeline

Source: RT

A family of maple syrup farmers in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania cannot stop their trees being cut down to make way for a new fracking pipeline project owned by billion dollar oil companies, a federal judge ruled Friday.

February 11, 2016 Fracking gas leaks are no worse than conventional wells

Source: Ars Technica

Fracking, enabled by the technology to drill oil and gas wells that turn horizontal to follow specific layers of rock, has driven a boom in US natural gas production. But how much of that natural gas (which is mainly the potent...

February 2, 2016 EPA Fracking Study Faulted by Science Panel Citing Failed Wells

Source: Bloomberg Bsiness

Science advisers reviewing the EPA study said Monday the agency’s description isn’t good enough. During a six-hour teleconference, the Science Advisory Board review panel parsed the language, zeroing in on the phrase as too vague...

January 20, 2016 Environmentalists warn of disaster for Everglades if oil fracking bill passes

Source: The Guardian

Florida politicians are debating a proposed law that would remove right of cities and counties to ban fracking and instead give power to a single state agency

January 14, 2016 Science panel faults EPA fracking probe for excluding baseline water testing

Source: State Impact/NPR

The Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark investigation into the impact of fracking on drinking water lacked baseline testing that would have made its results more illuminating, according to a scientific panel that assessed...

January 12, 2016 Lawmaker seeks closure of older Aliso Canyon gas wells until they're inspected

Source: LA Times

Older natural gas wells operated by Southern California Gas Co. at Aliso Canyon should be shut down until state officials and an outside agency can verify that they do not pose a risk to public health, a state senator said Monday.

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