All Articles on Fracking

"We should be phasing out carbon as quickly as possible, and fracking is an excellent place to start." News
Critics Decry 'Massive Step in Wrong Direction' as Big Banks Move to Buy Up Fracking Industry Assets With Coronavirus Bailout Funds
"Taxpayers shouldn't be required to backstop oil and gas companies that were already in trouble prior to the pandemic."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus response while flanked by Vice President Mike Pence during a briefing with health insurers at the White House on March 10, 2020. News
'Corporate Socialists' Denounced as Trump Considers Fracking Industry Bailout Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
"Using a worldwide public health crisis to bail out the fracking industry now would be a disgraceful waste of taxpayer dollars, and would spell further climate calamity."
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Greenpeace gave Bloomberg’s campaign climate plan a C+ rating. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Candidates Backed by Bloomberg Helped Pollute the Planet
While Bloomberg has been consistent in his efforts to scale down coal operations, he’s been an enthusiastic supporter of natural gas development.
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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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