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April 14, 2011 | Article

Gas Drilling Permits While-U-Wait

The Associated Press had a story today detailing how regulators in Pennsylvania spend as little as 35 minutes reviewing gas drilling permits, before giving companies approval to blast millions of gallons of chemically treated water into the earth to extract the gas – a controversial practice known as fracking.

April 12, 2011 | Video

Things Find A Way: An Animated Video About Fracking

Things always find a way to happen … A pen leaking. Your shoelace coming untied. Toxic chemicals in your drinking water. What?! Watch this video to learn how the more oil and gas companies frack, the more trouble is finding ways to happen.

April 12, 2011 | Article

Lawmakers Probe Impacts of Gas Drilling Boom

In a hearing, today, lawmakers on Capitol Hill probed the health and environmental impacts of a gas drilling boom fueled by the controversial gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Using this technique, companies blast millions of gallons of chemically treated water into the earth to force natural gas from underground deposits.

April 12, 2011 | Feature

Fracking Across the United States

Along with the unprecedented oil and gas drilling rush, have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions: "Fraccidents."

April 11, 2011 | Article

News: Climate Impacts of Gas As Bad Or Worse Than Coal

Natural gas has been touted as a more responsible energy source than coal in the face of climate change, but a new study conducted by researchers at Cornell University argues otherwise.

The study, which is scheduled to be published in the journal Climatic Change Letters, argues the advantages that gas produced from fracking has over coal are offset by the fugitive emissions of methane gas.

April 11, 2011 | Article

New Yorkers: "No Fracking Way"

Hundreds rally in Albany in April 2011 to warn about dangers of toxic gas drilling. Speaking to a sea of folks in blue Water Rangers t-shirts, a full line-up of state lawmakers were on hand to assure rally-goers that they would not let allow the oil and gas industry to do to New York what they’ve done in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and, now, Pennsylvania.

April 8, 2011 | Feature

Wyoming and Fracking

In 2013, Wyoming produced more than two million cubic feet of natural gas. But this energy boom has come with significant costs to air and water quality.

April 8, 2011 | Feature

West Virginia and Fracking

West Virginia sits above the Marcellus Shale, a gas deposit that the oil and gas industry has been heavily targeting in recent years.

April 8, 2011 | Feature

Texas and Fracking

Texas is the leading producer of crude oil in the United States. Since 2005, more than 12,000 wells have been fracked in the Fort Worth area alone.

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