As California suffers a record drought, local residents and activists took a stand to implore the company Nestlé to stop its gluttonous guzzling of California’s water for profit.
Fracking regulation is generally weak and unenforced across the country. A new technology, “re-fracking,” brings with it even more potential harm, and it’s going ahead — all in the name of energy security.
The energy surplus created by hydraulic fracturing has had a wide-reaching ripple effect. With shale gas expected to reach 65 percent of the natural gas supply within the next two decades -- up from 2 percent in 2000 -- crude oil prices are forecast to drop by 30 percent, according to some analysts. Drops in well yields, however, threaten to make