Victory: East Pittsburgh Community Stops Fracking Well

By Food and Water Watch. -

The East Pittsburgh Zoning and Hearing Board announced this evening that it was rejecting a permit appeal from Merrion Oil & Gas, the company seeking to drill a fracking well at the US Steel [...]

Natural Gas Fracking Under Fire In Pennsylvania

By Ad Crable, Bay Journal. -

In a blistering report on Pennsylvania’s 12-year experience with hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a special statewide grand jury said public health and the environment have suffered and the [...]

Fracking Company Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout. -

Penny Aucoin, her husband Carl Dee George, their son Gideon and their daughter Skyler have had their lives devastated by the fracking industry. There was no oil and gas infrastructure where [...]

Trump’s Golden Era Of Energy Is Turning To Lead

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog. -

It was just over a year ago that President Trump announced, “The golden era of American energy is now underway,” saying that his policies focused on exploiting oil, gas, and coal were “unleashing [...]

Biden Climate Plan Will ‘Double Down’ On Oil; Dakota Access Lives On

By Steve Horn, The Real News. -

Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden has released his climate plan, and it’s drawn mixed reviews on its ambitiousness and ability to combat the climate crisis. The plan is an [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Canceled Following Years Of Protests

By  Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch. -

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), which would have carried fracked natural gas through 600 miles of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, will never be completed. Pipeline owners [...]

Gavin Newsom Hands Out Fracking Permits To Connected Driller

By Steve Horn, Capital & Main. -

On June 1, in the midst of the turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration quietly issued 12 fracking [...]

Could COVID-19 Spell The End Of The Fracking Industry?

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout. -

It has always been known that the oil and gas industry only survives by way of debt financing. Fracking is capital intensive, and very few companies involved ever actually even turn a profit in [...]

Rights Of Nature Law Forces Revocation Of Fracking Permit

Grant Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania - In an extraordinary reversal, last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revoked a permit for a frack waste injection [...]

Is The U.S. Fracking Boom Based On Fraud?

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

In a 2016 interview with Fraud Magazine, former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow explained what he thought made him so successful while at the former energy corporation that's now infamous for financial [...]

Bridge To Climate Chaos: Time For A Nationwide Fracking Ban

By Peter Hart, Foodandwaterwatch.org -

WASHINGTON - As the country makes little progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, new research calls into question the supposed climate benefits of the switch from coal to fracked gas-fired [...]

Canadian Doctors Demand Fracking Moratorium On Health & Climate Grounds

By Staff, Talkfracking.org -

Within the report, concerns focus on negative health outcomes from environmental toxins such as naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs); the complex level of chemicals used in the [...]

After A Decade Of Fracking, Billions Of Dollars Lost And A Climate In Crisis

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

As 2020 begins, the impacts of climate change have become increasingly clear around the world. The new year started amid devastating wildfires, tied to the worst droughts Australia has [...]

This Problem With Fracked Oil And Gas Wells Is Occurring ‘At An Alarming Rate’

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

On February 15, 2018, a fracked natural gas well owned by ExxonMobil's XTO Energy and located in southeast Ohio experienced a well blowout, causing it to gush the potent greenhouse gas methane [...]

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Calling Plan To Open Millions Of Acres Of Public Land To Fracking ‘Illegal’

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Environmental groups are pushing back on the Trump administration’s decision to expand fracking in California. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s [...]