Fracking

Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings until May in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As a result, potentially explosive DOT-111 oil tank cars, dubbed “bomb trains” by activists, can continue to roll through towns and cities...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Kansas officials have for the first time publicly linked fracking activity—...

Further

Days after a report of “substantial gaps in oversight” at thousands of high-risk fracking wells, emergency officials announced a leak at Tioga, N.D.'s Ron Burgundy 3-23-14H fracking well, which is under a confidentiality agreement that protects its owners from having to tell the public what the hell is going on there. Alarmingly, 22% of North Dakota's 1,813 oil and gas wells have such “tight hole” status, probably because the state awards it to any operators who ask. What's most scary here:...