Fracking

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
This story may be updated. Ireland is poised to ban onshore fracking after its Senate on Wednesday passed a bill outlawing the oil and gas extraction method. Anti-fracking campaigning group Love Leitrim celebrated the development as a "victory for people power." Victory for people power today as bill passes through the irish Seanad. Now just needs...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth plaintiff, leads a youth rally on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol Building on February 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo: Helen Richardson/ Denver Post)
A group of Colorado teenagers scored a " huge " victory against the state's...

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:...