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California Offshore Oil Fracking Permits Halted While Federal Government Performs Environmental Review

The U.S. federal government will stop approving offshore oil fracking operations off California’s coast while it studies how damaging the practice is to the health of wildlife and the environment.

In North Dakota’s Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking

The water, more than anything, explains why members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians acted so quickly when they learned their region was next in line for fracking.

Oklahoma Residents Sue 12 ‘Reckless’ Fracking Companies for Earthquake Damage

Oklahoma has seen a dramatic uptick in earthquakes in recent years, and some residents refuse to sit idly by.

"Abandoned" by EPA, Landowners from Dimock, Pavillion, Parker County Demand Inclusion in EPA National Fracking Study

For the past five years, the EPA has undertaken a highly-consequential national study on the impacts that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can have on American drinking water supplies.

As the Fracking Boom Spreads, One Watershed Draws the Line

After spreading across Pennsylvania, fracking for natural gas has run into government bans in the Delaware River watershed.

Lifting Ban On U.S. Crude Oil Export Would Enable Massive Fracking Expansion

The reality is that lifting the oil export ban will result in large increases in fracking for oil in the U.S.

Recession, Not Fracking, Behind Drop in U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Scientists Conclude

And while the drop in emissions happened at roughly the same time as the fracking rush spread, shale gas had relatively little to do with the drop in carbon emissions, according to a scientific paper published today in the journal Nature Communications.

Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power

Let’s amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell’s “Yellow Taxi” to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas.

Energy from Below: the Anti-Fracking Movement

The anti-fracking movement is about more than ecological issues. Discussing alternative ways to organize energy and society are central to this struggle.

Citizens Can Sue Fracking Companies for Earthquake Damage, Says Oklahoma Supreme Court

Oklahoma almost never used to have earthquakes. But in the last six years they’ve increased so much that last year the state surged past California as the most seismically active state in the continental U.S

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