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Activists: Fracking Making California’s Drought Even Worse

Activists: Fracking Making California’s Drought Even Worse
Fracking is bad in a variety of ways, but nowhere is its impact more profound than on the drought-devastated state of California. The oil industry wastes water that the state desperately needs, and leaves behind pollution that infects anything remaining behind.
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Drinking Water at Risk from Underground Fracking Waste Injection

Drinking Water at Risk from Underground Fracking Waste Injection
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released its report finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is “not consistently conducting two key oversight and enforcement activities for class II programs” for underground fluid injection wells associated with oil and gas production.
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After Rancher's Death, Calls for Fracking Health Study Grow Stronger

After Rancher's Death, Calls for Fracking Health Study Grow Stronger
Last month, Terry Greenwood, a Pennsylvania farmer whose water had been contaminated by fracking waste, died of cancer. He was 66 and the cause of death was a rare form of brain cancer. His death drew attention from around the globe in part because Mr. Greenwood was among the first farmers from his state to speak out against the gas industry during the early years of the state's shale gas rush.
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Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared

Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared
Placing the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvania residents at great risk, the state’s environmental regulatory body is "woefully" unprepared to monitor and regulate the shale oil and gas drilling boom, charged a report released by the state’s Inspector General on Tuesday.
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Families Sick From Fracking Exposure Turn to Concerned Scientists

Families Sick From Fracking Exposure Turn to Concerned Scientists
Like people in other regions transformed by the shale energy boom, residents of Washington County, Pennsylvania have complained of headaches, nosebleeds and skin rashes. But because there are no comprehensive studies about the health impacts of natural gas drilling, it's hard to determine if their problems are linked to the gas wells and other production facilities that have sprung up around them.
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As If Fracking Wasn't Bad Enough, It May Also Release Dangerous Radiation Into Local Aquifers

As If Fracking Wasn't Bad Enough, It May Also Release Dangerous Radiation Into Local Aquifers
Once touted as the answer to U.S. energy consumers' dreams, it is beginning to look like the natural gas extraction process known as "fracking" may be as much of an environmental obscenity as the name suggests. From poisoned wells to frackquakes, methane release to quality of life drains, hydraulic fracturing hasn't been all it was cracked up to be. So why not add a little radiation to the mix?
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WATCH: Colorado Gov Will 'Do Whatever It Takes' To Stop Fracking Regulations

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his staunch opposition to mandatory fracking setbacks of 2,000 feet, and to grant communities the power to limit development. The governor's announcement followed the disintegration earlier this week of lawmakers' negotiations over a legislative compromise on the local control of oil and gas development. Hickenlooper says such bills could be "disastrous."
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From Cheese Heads to Oil Faces: WI's Newly Revealed Oil-by-Rail Routes Show State's Shift

From Cheese Heads to Oil Faces: WI's Newly Revealed Oil-by-Rail Routes Show State's Shift
Newly published information was initially submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation under the auspices of a May 7 Emergency Order, after both the federal government and the rail industry initially argued should only be released to those with a “need to know” and not the public at-large. Turns out, the public does need to know if potentially deadly trains are headed through their backyard.
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Sen Candidate Uses Pro-Fracking Jobs Stat to Suggest CO Could Lose '120,000 Jobs Overnight'

Sen Candidate Uses Pro-Fracking Jobs Stat to Suggest CO Could Lose '120,000 Jobs Overnight'
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner has his talking points on energy down pat. It’s total BS, of course, but he’s got great delivery. Who cares if his jobs statistic suggests that a ban on fracking — which isn't even on the ballot — would kill 120,000 jobs overnight? Especially if that number relies on the belief that a ban would result in the closing of every gas station in Colorado?
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No Hemming and Hawing from This Party's Opposition to Oil and Gas Pipelines

No Hemming and Hawing from This Party's Opposition to Oil and Gas Pipelines
It has been difficult for those fighting the proposed New England expansion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, especially when it comes to educating the public and lobbying policy-makers. It seems impossible to get a clear message from elected representatives on where they stand on the issue. However, one small — but active and well organized — party has shown how to come out and condemn the continued subsidization of fossil fuels.
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