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Environmental Impacts: Water

Page | June 7, 2012 at 16:24

The hydraulic fracturing process poses multiple threats to water supplies. In order to frack, an enormous amount of water is mixed with various toxic chemical compounds to create frack fluid. This frack fluid is further contaminated by the heavy...

Environmental Impacts: Earthquakes

Page | June 7, 2012 at 16:31

Though the industry routinely claims that hydraulic fracturing is safe and has been used without incident for decades, the size and scale of the current fracking boom is unlike anything the industry has previously undertaken. As with any...

Environmental Impacts: Recycled Fluid

Page | June 7, 2012 at 16:35

The fracking industry sometimes points to recycling as a way of dealing with the huge amounts of toxic wastewater that fracking creates. However, fracking wastewater "recycling" does not return water to potability and is not occurring on a...


Page | June 24, 2011 at 15:15

An extreme new approach to oil and gas drilling called hydraulic fracturing—or fracking— is wreaking havoc on communities and the environment across the country.

Natural Gas and Climate Change: A Bridge to Nowhere

Page | June 7, 2012 at 16:39

For years the gas industry has advertised “clean, reliable natural gas” as a boon for the environment and a viable alternative to coal when it comes to reducing greenhouse gases from the generation of electricity. The claims are based on the fact...

Postcard from Colorado: H2Oil

Video | November 19, 2013 at 10:33

In September 2013, Colorado's Front Range area was hit by an unprecedented rainfall and massive floods. This Postcard from Climate Change shows the impact on fracked wells in Weld County, home to the highest density of oil and gas wells in the...

Halt Fracking! 68 Groups Say to Obama

Blog by Kyle Ash | August 8, 2011 10 comments

This morning, CEOs, founders, and other leaders of 68 organizations sent a letter to President Obama , urging that he do what he can to stop the dangerous extraction of shale gas that is occurring across the country without any...

The 9 Biggest Moments in Fracking in 2013

Blog by Cassady Sharp | January 8, 2014

This time last year, people were buzzing about Promised Land, or “the fracking movie,” starring Matt Damon and Francis McDormand. Our take was that the movie fell short of truly exposing the dangers of fracking. Incredible milestones-and a few...

A Movement Conversation We Should All Have

Blog by Robert Gardner | November 8, 2013

I had a conversation the other night with three friends at a restaurant in Brooklyn. We were all tired after having spent the day sailing in support of the Arctic 30 and warming up with a hot cup of soup … Continue reading →

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