Letter To Our Readers
All Fracking Eyes On New York Court Of Appeals
The state’s highest court soon will rule whether local governments have the authority to ban fracking in their jurisdictions.
North Carolina Officials Reject EPA Funds For Fracking Impact Study
State commissioners insist there’s no need to research fracking’s impact on water — all while laying the groundwork for a fracking boom.
Local ‘Protectors’ In Iowa Recognized For Grassroots Fight Against Frac Sand Mining
One group successfully staved off a silica sand mine and imposed a moratorium on similar projects.
Residents In Midst Of Frac Sand Mining Boom Aren’t Giving Up
Minnesotans are struggling to have their concerns about the fracking-related industry addressed by a foot-dragging Environmental Quality Board.
Flooded Fracking Sites In Colorado Raise Contamination Concerns
Chemical-laced fracking fluid and wastewater tanks have reportedly broken free at several submerged fracking sites.
Fracking Industry Eyes An Already Water-Starved California
Even as California reels from drought, fracking companies are lusting after the state's oil-infused shale.
Study: Fracking Waste Poses Severe Threat To Wildlife
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, fracking water “killed virtually all aquatic wildlife” at the site of one spill.
Illinois: The New Fracking Frontier
The oil and gas industry is drooling over carbon-rich shale formations in the Land of Lincoln.
A New Frac Sand Mining Woe: Tax Hikes
In Wisconsin, frac sand mining operations are wreaking havoc with property values and local tax evaluation formulas.