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Fracking Gone Wrong: Finding a Better Way

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August 8, 2013 | Blog Post

Kids Speak Up On Fracking

A group of 5th graders did a special project—on fracking. After considering both sides of the issue, and learning that the chemicals used in fracking are often secret, many of the students decided it wasn’t a good idea. Afterwards, they explained—in their own words—why they felt that way.

August 6, 2013 | In the News: Summit County Citizens Voice

BLM to take a closer look at air pollution from oil and gas drilling on Colorado’s Western Slope

The Bureau of Land Management has agreed to establish a publicly-accessible drilling permit tracking system and to reexamine its analysis of the air pollution resulting from 34 oil and gas projects under the jurisdiction of the Colorado River Valley Field Office. The agreement settles a 2011 lawsuit brought by Earthjustice calling for a more thorough examination of pollution from oil and gas drilling, which is one of the main sources of regional haze and ozone pollution in the Intermountain West.

July 17, 2013 | Case

Challenging the Interstate Constitution Gas Pipeline

A 124-mile natural gas pipeline is proposed to run through portions of New York and Pennsylvania, raising concerns that the project will increase fracking and threaten local air, water, and wildlife. Earthjustice intervened on behalf of a coalition of environmental groups to challenge the pipeline.