Fracking

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Close to 50 climate activists have been arrested over several weeks as part of an ongoing civil disobedience campaign in opposition to a gas storage facility on the shore of Seneca Lake in central New York. Eight protesters were arrested on Tuesday morning for blockading the gates to Texas-based Crestwood Midstream’s compressor station site; an...
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...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A new Pew Research Center poll has found growing opposition among Americans to...

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:...