All Articles on Fracking

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez's Fracking Ban Act as 'Essential and Urgent Climate Action'
"The path to a Green New Deal starts with bold action to restrict the supply of fossil fuels, and that is precisely why a ban on fracking is an absolute necessity."
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Flames from a flaring pit News
Study Suggests Fossil Fuel Use Emits Up to 40% More Climate-Heating Methane Than Previously Thought
The lead author said that one positive implication of the research is "if we can reduce our emissions, it's going to have more of an impact."
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A series of local elections in Pennsylvania have shown that voters are not shunning candidates who campaign against fracking wells and fossil fuel pipelines; they are putting them in office. (Photo: Food & Water Watch/Facebook) Views
Banning Fracking: Politically Smart and a Climate Necessity
A call to ban fracking is bound to energize climate activists and progressive voters, who see it as the kind of bold action necessary to confront the climate crisis.
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Anti-fracking demonstrators hold a banner and signs News
'Bridge to Climate Chaos': New Report Details Urgent Need for Total US Fracking Ban
"Unless we ban fracking, these terrifying climate trends will intensify."
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Camp Fire News
'Green New Dud, Not a Green New Deal': Climate Groups Denounce Draft Bill From House Democrats
"A bold climate plan must call for a ban on fracking and all new fossil fuel infrastructure, and a swift and just transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy across all sectors of the economy."
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Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) News
'Extremely Disappointing': New Analysis Offers Scathing Critique of Top Democrat's CLEAN Future Act
"This framework should really be called the Dirty Future Act. In every way possible, Pallone's proposal fails to address the climate crisis."
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Frac sand in Wisconsin. (Photo by Tara Lohan) Views
How One Utah Community Fought the Fracking Industry—and Won
Kanab, a small Utah town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society, took an unconventional path to face down a frac sand mine that threatened the region’s aquifer.
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fracking infrastructure News
Climate Watchdog Warns US Fracking Boom Leading to 30% Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025
"This analysis shows that we're heading in the wrong direction and really need to slow emissions growth from the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries."
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2018 fracked gas well blowout in rural ohio News
This So-Called Bridge Fuel 'Leads to Hell': Blowout at ExxonMobil Fracking Site Among Nation's Worst-Ever Methane Leaks
New data about the 2018 incident sparks fresh warnings about the dangers of natural gas and renewed calls for a rapid transition to renewable energy.
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In the first two decades after its release, methane traps over 85 times more heat in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2). (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Views
The Recent Natural Gas Blowout in South Texas Highlights the Need for Strong Regulation
The proposed rollback of existing methane standards would allow oil and gas wells to release both methane and VOCs with virtually no control.
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