Fracking

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Oklahoma drinking water getting trashed by oil and gas injection wells

By Meteor Blades Clean Water Action, a 45-year-old eco-advocacy group that opposes hydraulic fracturing, has released a 16-page report that argues Oklahoma regulators are ignoring risks to underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) from oil and gas wastewater injection wells. The regulators challenge the report’s assertions, but the report says this is occurring because the regulators are […]

April 10th

Judge throws out PA fracking verdict. Sorry about your poison water…

By Meteor Blades A U.S. magistrate judge has rejected a jury’s March 2016 decision to award more than $4 million to two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, who claimed their well water had been tainted by methane released from underground rock formations by hydraulic fracturing—fracking. Concluding among other things that the scientific evidence presented in court was […]

April 4th

Cali county voters pass fracking ban

By Dan Bacher The voters in Butte County, California approved a fracking ban, Measure E, by an overwhelming 71 percent on June 7. Butte is the fourth California county to ban the environmentally destructive and dangerous method of oil extraction, according to a statement from Frack-Free Butte County,  the campaign organized by the Citizens Action Network (CAN), in coordination with the Butte Environmental […]

June 10th

No Fracking In New York Says DEC

Residents of New York state need not worry, there will be no fracking in New York. The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) banned the practice by issuing the final document needed to ban the practice. The state DEC has studied the controversial practice for seven years leading up to yesterday’s ban of high-volume […]

June 30th

Not one drop of water for fracking California!

Apparently responding to recent articles written by Adam Scow of Food and Water Watch and others about the insanity of using water for fracking during an unprecedented drought, the oil industry has fired back with its standard response claiming that the oil industry uses insignificant amounts of water for fracking and is going out of […]

February 24th

In a drought emergency, why is California pushing fracking?

While over 100 protesters held signs and banners asking Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking outside of the State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, the Governor in his State of the State Address promoted the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels – which would funnel water OUT of Northern California – as […]

January 24th

Californians hate fracking (but may get stuck with it, anyway)

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) reveals that the majority of Californian residents oppose expanded fracking in the Golden State. Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) employs huge volumes of water, mixed with sand and toxic chemicals, to blast open rock formations and extract oil and gas. The technique is environmentally destructive, resulting […]

August 2nd

EPA chickens out on fracking report

The good news: The EPA came up with a report that seemed to prove beyond a doubt that fracking was contaminating groundwater. The bad news: There was so much whining and moaning about the report on the part of industry (those guys who are, you know contaminating your groundwater) that the EPA has decided they […]

June 27th

California caves to big oil, kills fracking moratorium

The power of the oil industry in California was demonstrated on Thursday, May 30 when the State Assembly voted 35-24 to kill a bill originally designed to halt fracking throughout the state. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association and former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create so-called […]

June 2nd

James Howard Kunstler – Wishful fracking thinking

By James Howard Kunstler  Wishful thinking now runs so thick and deep across the USA that our hopes for a credible future are being drowned in a tidal wave of yellow smiley-face stories recklessly issued by institutions that ought to know better. A case in point is the Charles C. Mann’s tragically dumb cover story […]

April 30th