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Fracking Increases Radon Gas Hazard, US Study Finds

Another major U.S. health study has found that the hydraulic fracking of unconventional rock formations can liberate and accelerate the release of radon, a highly carcinogenic gas.

Maryland Passes 2.5 Year Fracking Ban

Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation, voting 102 – 34, that would prohibit fracking permits in the state until October 2017.

Calls For Immediate Shutdown Of Illegal California Injection Wells As Regulators Host 'Aquifer Exemption Workshop'

California is a leader in renewable energy, which makes its commitment to fracked oil all the more perplexing.

Fracking Quakes Pose Added Risks and Require Study, Expert Warns

One of Canada's foremost experts on earthquake hazards recently told an audience of Calgary engineers that earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing can exceed "what the natural hazard was in the first place" and pose risks to infrastructure only built to withstand natural …

Voices in Arlington, Texas Unify to Protect Environment and Community From Fracking

Liveable Arlington, a new Texas grassroots environmental group, joins the growing number of anti-fracking groups forming around the world.

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last week.

Message to the UK: The Fracking 'Bridge' is Burning!

British anti-frackers can celebrate this week's achievements - but the fight ahead will not be an easy one.

As New York Bans Fracking, Calls for Moratorium in Pennsylvania Grow Stronger

Some environmental advocates are calling for Pennsylvania to undertake a similar review to New York's.

Breaking: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state.

Chemicals from Fracking, Acidizing, and Gravel Packing Make us Sick

Based on peer-reviewed studies, accident reports, and investigative articles, we know now that fracking can not be practiced without endangering human health.

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