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Fracking


California's New Fossil Fuel Pledge 'Significant' But Still a 'Half-Measure,' Say Climate Advocates

"The challenge now is to speed up the timeline so that it meets the urgency that science and justice demand."

Kenny Stancil ·


'The Climate Emergency Is Not Coming. It Is Here': Local Officials Across US Demand Fracking Ban

"It's time for our leaders in Washington to tackle the climate crisis now, not later. This means halting fracking and fossil fuel projects, period."

Jenna McGuire ·


Gas Export Terminal on Delaware River Moves NJ Away From Its Renewable Resources Goal

Creation of a gas export terminal is a backward-looking, short-sighted, risky project for New Jersey and the region.

Elizabeth Cerceo ·


Schumer Vows to Push Through 'Republican Obstruction' and Confirm Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

The Senate majority leader said he "just filed cloture to move ahead" with the New Mexico congresswoman's nomination.

Brett Wilkins ·


A 'Green New Dud'? Progressives Warn House Climate Bill 'Fails to Grasp the Fundamental Truth' of Planetary Crisis

"Democrats should be making a big, bold push on climate—and the CLEAN Future Act is simply not strong enough."

Brett Wilkins ·


Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking in Pennsylvania Provokes Call for Rapid Phaseout

"Pennsylvania's children should not be used as laboratory rats," said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking "an uncontrolled human experiment" that involves "toxic exposures."

Jessica Corbett ·


Investors Managing $250 Billion in Assets Call on Big Banks to Stop Funding Mountain Valley Pipeline

"The institutions dumping funds into this unnecessary fracked gas project are just pouring their money into a 300-mile long money pit," said a Sierra Club staffer.

Kenny Stancil ·


Avowed Climate Champion Gavin Newsom Sued for 'Completely Unacceptable' Approval of Oil and Gas Projects in California

"Newsom can't protect our health and climate while giving thousands of illegal permits each year to this dirty and dangerous industry. We need the courts to step in and stop this."

Brett Wilkins ·


Reality 'Starting to Sink In,' Says McKibben, After European Investment Bank Chief Admits 'Gas Is Over'

"There's nothing clean about gas—it's not a 'transition fuel' or a 'bridge fuel,' it's a dirty fossil fuel just like coal and oil," said Greenpeace EU. "It's time to stop bankrolling the #ClimateEmergency and stop public money back gas projects."

Jon Queally ·


'The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Terrified': Gas Company Sues to Destroy Small Town's Rights of Nature Law

"PGE throwing another lawsuit at us to try to bring us to heel, when our community has overwhelmingly said 'hell no' multiple times."

Jessica Corbett ·

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