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Should Fracking Be Banned? Let’s Talk About It!

December 19th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Fracking is a process used to extract oil and natural gas from the earth below. Oil producers drill down into the earth and inject liquids at high pressure to fracture the layers and pockets of rock that could hold the gold they are looking for


Stanford University Holds Inaugural Global Energy Forum

November 23rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Governor Jerry Brown and William Perry. Stanford University Staff Photographer: Harmer. While America was focused on the upcoming election, and before Global Warming rendered most of Northern California completely uninhabitable, the leaders in energy production got together on a beautiful day at Stanford to discuss the future of energy. Not just clean energy, but all energy.


The Great American Fracking Bubble

May 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

In 2008, Aubrey McClendon was the highest paid Fortune 500 CEO in America, a title he earned taking home $112 million for running Chesapeake Energy. Later dubbed “The Shale King,” he was at the forefront of the oil and gas industry's next boom, made possible by advances in fracking, which broke open fossil fuels from shale formations around the U.S. What was McClendon’s secret?


Fossil Water Depletion, Groundwater Contamination, Saltwater Intrusion, & Permanent Subsidence — The Great Freshwater Depletion Event Now Underway

April 5th, 2018 | by James Ayre

As these fossil water reserves are depleted, there is often nothing to replace them (the one notable exception being the possibility of desalination in some regions), with the eventuality often being large populations, industrial infrastructure, and farmland that is untenable in the regions in question, to be followed by mass migrations out of such regions.


Emissions From Fracking 5 Times Higher Than Reported

February 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A new report from EDF shows methane emissions from fracking in Pennsylvania are 5 times greater than the industry claims, making natural gas from fracking just as damaging to the environment as coal-fired generating plants.


Pennsylvania’s Watersheds Contaminated With Radioactive Materials & Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals From Release Of Treated Fracking Wastewater, Study Finds

July 27th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The release of "treated" wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in Pennsylvania has led to regional watersheds being contaminated with radioactive materials, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and heavy metals, according to a new study from researchers at Penn State, Colorado State, and Dartmouth


All Fracking Is Local

July 26th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

As the BLM tries to block an Obama rule that would protect drinking water on public lands, citizens in western Pennsylvania are taking direct action to block fracking operations and preserve their water supply from state sponsored pollution.


The Epic Battle Between The People of California & Big Oil

June 1st, 2017 | by Important Media Cross-Post

On Thirteenth Street in front of the Sacramento Convention Center where the Democratic Convention was being held on May 20, a group of activists held a mock “tug of war’” between the people of California and the oil industry for the loyalty of Governor Jerry Brown


Making The Documentary “Fractured Land”

April 27th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

The award-winning British Columbian documentary “Fractured Land” follows the life of First Nations warrior and lawyer, Caleb Behn as he explores the impacts hydraulic fracturing is having on his community


US Magistrate Judge Rejects Pennsylvania Fracking Award

April 12th, 2017 | by Meteor Blades

A U.S. magistrate judge has rejected a jury’s March 2016 decision to award more than $4 million to two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, fracking who claimed their well water had been tainted by methane released from underground rock formations by hydraulic fracturing -- fracking



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