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September 8, 2014 | Blog Post

Drilling Contamination Clear At Last in Pennsylvania

On Aug. 29, in a small step towards greater transparency, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released agency response letters confirming 243 cases in which drinking water supplies were contaminated by oil and gas drilling since 2008.

August 19, 2014 | Blog Post

Study Shows Aquifers Threatened by Fracking

Throughout the U.S. oil and gas boom, frackers have countered public concerns about water contamination with the assurance that drilling operations target deposits that sit much deeper than drinking-water aquifers. This picture is not entirely accurate, according to recent research.

June 20, 2014 | Audio

Teleconference: Fracking And Community Control

On June 20, 2014, in advance of a decision from New York’s high court over a pair of zoning-based oil and gas development bans, experts from New York, Colorado, California, Pennsylvania and Texas hosted a teleconference on the growing trend of community control over fracking.

May 8, 2014 | Blog Post

Earthquake Roulette

Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma aren't historically known for earthquakes, but that’s all changing thanks to hydraulic fracking.

May 1, 2014 | Feature

Fighting Fracking Across the U.S.

In communities across the country, people are standing up to the fracking industry, passing bans and limits on fracking and defending their right to do so in court. And when the oil and gas industry tries to bully communities into backing down, communities are fighting back—and winning. Learn about some of these fights.

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