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December 20, 2012 | In the News: San Francisco Chronicle

California releases draft oil and gas fracking draft regulations

The California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources has released draft rules regulating oil and gas hydraulic fracture mining. Conservationists worry the new rules do not address many health and environmental concerns related to fracking.

Studies show that hydraulic fracturing can trigger quakes. "In a state crisscrossed with fault lines, they need to pay more attention to this," said George Torgun, an attorney with Earthjustice, an environmental law group that recently took legal action over fracking in California.

December 20, 2012 | Blog Post

"Chasing Ice" Shows Unsettling Effects of Climate Change

Last month, a movie premiered with a graphic visual of climate change—enough to disconcert viewers across the country. Jeff Orlowski’s "Chasing Ice" depicts a photographer’s brave and relentless journey through the vast Arctic in the face of treacherous weather, technological failure and a bad leg injury. The photographer was documenting rapidly vanishing glaciers over years using time-lapse photography.

December 20, 2012 | Case

Fending Off Fracking In Dryden, NY

A town in upstate New York fought to save its way of life—and won. Earthjustice represented the Town of Dryden in a precedent-setting case that has major implications for the rest of the country as localities around the nation take heart from Dryden’s fighting spirit.

December 14, 2012 | Blog Post

Victories Over Fossil Fuels Strengthen Our Resolve

Earthjustice has just won two major victories over fossil fuels that strengthen our resolve to make 2013 the year America turns from these dirtiest of energy sources and moves towards a clean energy future—the only real solution to climate change.

December 14, 2012 | In the News: Public News Service

Fracking Boom Byproduct: Air Quality Decline

In Colorado’s Weld County, fumes from oil and gas development are creating unhealthy levels of ozone pollution. Despite the state’s efforts to capture the gas and liquids that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere when a well is being drilled, air quality is still a big concern in Denver and nationwide.