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You Have to See It to Believe It: What It's Like to Have Fracking in Your Backyard

Fracking takes rural communities and turns them into industrial zones — and citizens have little recourse.

Shale Oil: Expensive, Over-hyped, and Short-Lived

The mainstream press has faithfully repeated every press and PR statement made by the shale producers.

With Eyes in the Sky, Researchers Try to Link Fracking and Illness

Fracking has long been the oil and natural gas industry’s best kept secret – in particular, the chemicals found in fracking fluids, which have been linked to a host of weird mystery ailments, like respiratory or gastrointestinal distress.

Judge Rules Landowner May Sue Gov't in Landmark Fracking Case

A landmark lawsuit that challenges the lax regulation of hydraulic fracturing in Canada has just scored a major victory.

Amending Colorado's Constitution: Do Communities Have the Right to Clean Air and Water?

As voters last week banned fracking in regions from Ohio to Texas to California, Colorado citizens are meanwhile attempting to reclaim their own right to a safe, healthy environment by enacting the Colorado Community Rights amendment to the Colorado Constitution.

What We Can Learn from Fracking Bans Winning and Losing at the Polls

Whether or not a ban on fracking is favored by the American people is still up for debate after reviewing this year’s election season.

Faces of Fracking: Lupe Anguiano

An 85-year-old civil rights hero takes on Big Oil and the company burying the industry’s dangerous waste.

Federal Reserve Policy Keeps Fracking Bubble Afloat

In August 2005, the U.S. Congress and then-President George W. Bush blessed the oil and gas industry with a game-changer: the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking

If you want to see the future of the shale industry — what today's drilling rush will leave behind — come to Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Faces of Fracking: Rosanna Esparza

As an environmental journalist I meet a lot of environmental organizers – it’s par for the course. But Rosanna is not like any I’ve come across before.

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