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Fracking


'Net-Zero'? Europe's Top Banks Have Pumped $400 Billion Into Oil and Gas Since 2016

"Now is the time for banks to get real with the science, and announce a science-based moratorium on funding new fossil fuel projects," said one critic.

Kenny Stancil ·


US Lawmakers With Pipeline Stocks Profit as Gas Exports to Europe Soar

"Members of Congress who own stock in pipeline companies like Enterprise Products stand to profit from the push to export liquid fossil gas amid Russia-Ukraine tensions," according to a new investigation.

Kenny Stancil ·


Federal Court Deals Blow to 'Noxious Fracked Gas' Mountain Valley Pipeline

"MVP is not compatible with a healthy planet and livable communities," said a Sierra Club campaigner. "MVP must not move forward."

Jessica Corbett ·


Living Near Fracking Sites Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

Harvard researchers provide further evidence that, as one environmental advocate has said, "fracking is inherently hazardous to the health and safety of people and communities in proximity to it."

Kenny Stancil ·


'Utterly Shameless': Former Democratic Senators Join Fossil Fuel Lobby Group

"This is climate denial and shameful bullshit," scoffed one scientist. "Also the future for Manchin and Sinema."

Brett Wilkins ·


Rising US Renewables Expected to Spur Decline in Fracked Gas

"Renewable energy is starting to do to natural gas what natural gas did to coal."

Kenny Stancil ·


Activist Pressure Pauses Newark Fracked Gas Project

Environmental justice campaigner Maria Lopez-Nuñez stressed the need find an alternative to the proposed power plant that "does not hurt the lungs of our children and in no way contributes to climate change."

Brett Wilkins ·


Here's the Fracking Truth About America's Last Fossil-Fueled Hurrah

In order to recover the abundance of these fuels that the EIA claims will be there for the taking, between now and 2050 the industry will need to drill something on the order of 700,000 new wells at a total cost of over $5 trillion.

Richard Heinberg ·


Indigenous Leaders Hail Biden's Proposed Chaco Canyon Drilling Ban as 'Important First Step'

"We are most hopeful that this action is a turning point where the United States natural resource management planning philosophy focuses on the protection of all living beings."

Brett Wilkins ·


'This Must Not Happen': If Unhalted, Permian Basin Fracking Will Unleash 40 Billion Tons of CO2 by 2050

"Unless President Biden defuses the Permian climate bomb exploding in my backyard," said one opponent from El Paso, "we won't prevent catastrophic climate change."

Kenny Stancil ·

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