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The Latest On: Fracking

August 6, 2012 | Article

Winning The Debate On Fracking

Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg came out victorious in a recent Intelligence Squared debate over whether the natural gas boom in America is doing more harm than good. Arguing against the super intensive development of natural gas, she targeted the reckless, breakneck speed at which the industry is progressing.

She asked, “So, what characterizes a boom?" and answered her own question.

July 24, 2012 | Article

The New Math

Bill McKibben,  who first alerted the non-scientific world to global climate change two decades ago with The End of Nature  has a new piece in Rolling Stone that he says is the most important thing he’s written in the past 20 years, and he’s written hundreds of articles and books during that period.

June 29, 2012 | Feature

Michigan and Fracking

Michigan is home to about 12,000 wells. The advent of horizontal fracking in recent years allows drilling companies to access deposits up to 10,000 feet deep, and requires significantly more water than vertical well drilling, up to 20 million gallons or more.

June 29, 2012 | Feature

Oklahoma and Fracking

Oklahoma rests on top of the Caney and Woodford Shale areas. From 2005 to 2012, studies estimated that Oklahoma used 10 billion gallons of freshwater in fracking operations. Earthquakes have also become more prevalent in the region since fracking operations began.

June 29, 2012 | Feature

North Dakota and Fracking

In 2014, North Dakota was the second largest oil producing state in the U.S. But this boom has not lasted.

June 29, 2012 | Feature

North Carolina and Fracking

In 2014, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law lifting the state’s ban on fracking and making it legal for the Mining and Energy Commission to issue fracking permits as early as spring 2015.