All Articles on Fracking

Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador News
'Moving in the Right Direction,' Mexican President-elect AMLO Promises to Outlaw Fracking
Environmentalists are urging him to "move even farther by pledging to transition Mexico to a fully clean, renewable energy future."
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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (L) News
Ignoring Climate Threat and Economic Realities, Trump Brags About Building Fleet of LNG Terminals in EU—And Europe 'Will Pay For' Them
The need for new LNG terminals in Europe, said one analyst, " is like most of Trump's trade policy—illusory."
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'The Climate Crisis Is Already Here': As US Mayors Convene, Rallies Demand Fossil Fuel-Free Cities
"Delaying climate action costs human lives."
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With Treetop Protest, 61-Year-Old Red Terry Is Leading Fight Against Mountain Valley Pipeline
"Nobody should have the right to eminent domain for something that is not going to help people. Its to help themselves, profit before the people."
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Protesters march against fracking News
From Asthma to Cancer, 'Blistering' New Report Details Human Cost of Fracking
"Those of us in the public health sector started to realize years ago that there were potential risks," says one researcher. "Now we see those risks have turned into human harms and people are getting sick."
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Private homes surround Sunoco's 20 inch gas liquids pipeline along a right-of-way October 5, 2017 in Marchwood, Pennsylvania. Many nearby residents are aware of the possible well water contamination they could experience from the horizontal drilling with Sunoco Pipeline's $3 billion Mariner East 2 expansion project. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Views
Meet the European Petrochemical Giant Trying to Profit from the Fracking of Pennsylvania
The controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline would carry gas liquids for plastics production overseas.
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Anti-Fracking Protest Shuts Down Traffic at Energy Companies' Offices
Demonstrators assembled at an office park where 15 energy companies are located
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A 2015 protest targets banks as climate change profiteers. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc) News
'Great News for the Climate' as Banking Giant Ditches Tar Sands, Arctic Drilling
Climate campaigners praise move by BNP Paribas, call on other banks to follow suit
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At Shale Insight, Perc Pineda, an economist with the Plastics Industry Association said, "the capacity to produce ethylene – from 2010 to 2020 is expected to grow by more than 60% - according to ACC and that will benefit plastics manufacturing." However, plastics production is inherently wasteful; the largest sector is packaging, which creates materials that are immediately thrown away. Views
Big Surprise: Energy Industry Has a Best Friend in the Oval Office
The annual Shale Insight fracking conference shed some (unsurprising) light on the partnership between the Trump Administration and Big Energy.
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After Overwhelming Public Opposition, Scotland Announces Fracking Ban
"We have so much wind and wave power that it is retrograde in the extreme to lend any support to the fracking industry."
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