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The Latest On: Fracking

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.

April 8, 2011 | Feature

Pennsylvania and Fracking

The Marcellus Shale that runs beneath most of Pennsylvania has been a key target for the oil and gas industry; it currently accounts for nearly 40 percent of U.S. shale gas production.

April 8, 2011 | Feature

New Jersey and Fracking

There are currently no fracking operations in New Jersey, but the northwest portion of the state sits above a small gas reserve.

April 8, 2011 | Feature

Maryland and Fracking

In Maryland, the debate about whether to frack has been raging for several years. Western Maryland sits atop part of the Marcellus Shale deposit.

April 8, 2011 | Feature

Louisiana and Fracking

More than 2,200 fracking wells have been drilled in Louisiana’s 11,000-feet-deep Haynesville Shale, posing significant contamination risk to surrounding populations.