Fracking

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 fracking industry on Thursday when a three-judge panel ruled that the health of citizens and environment takes precedence over oil and gas interests. The decision, handed down by the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday, requires that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation...
Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Confidential sources have told Politico that Bill Cooper — current...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A fracking well flare in Scott Township, Pennsylvania.
The Interior Department under President Donald Trump is planning to revoke a...

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:...