Fracking

Steven Horn of DeSmogBlog and Lee Fang of Republic Report
The 2014 U.S. congressional mid-term elections are now complete, and the Republican Party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Some have forecasted that this could have catastrophic impacts for progress on climate change and environmental protection in general. But below the radar in Washington DC — little noticed by the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Close to 50 climate activists have been arrested over several weeks as part of...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Fracking the George Washington National Forest will threaten the water supply for over 5 million people living in and around Washington D.C. (Photo: United States Forest Service)
Threatening the water supply for millions of Americans, the U.S. Forest Service...

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:...