Tag: fracking

Is Your Drinking Water Toxic? This App May Help You Find Out

A new tool developed by Penn Medicine researchers informs users about their potential exposure to hydraulic fracturing chemicals Exposure to hydraulic fracturing fluid in drinking water has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory problems, premature births, congenital heart defects, and other medical problems….

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Injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes up to 10 kilometers away

Emily Brodsky, University of California, Santa Cruz Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities. Enhanced oil recovery techniques, including dewatering and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have made accessible large quantities of…

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Ohio Gov. Candidate Dennis Kucinich Releases Scathing Anti-Fracking Statement, Intent To Ban Fracking

SPECIAL REPORT By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze Ohio Gubernatorial candidate, Dennis Kucinich, released the first in a series of forthcoming detailed platform points surrounding his campaign on January 25. Fracking, a contentious issue for the people of Ohio (but not for their politicians) has contributed to poor…

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Fracking Industry Front Group’s Secret Playbook Reveals Orchestrated Astroturf Effort

By Jessica Corbett, staff writer “Remember,” says the Sierra Club, “if you see anything from ‘Your Energy,’ it’s just a PR campaign funded by the oil and gas industry.” A PowerPoint presentation by the fossil fuel industry front group Your Energy—obtained and published [last] Tuesday by the Huffington Post—revealed…

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Officials Caught Forcing State Scientist to Alter Findings to Cover Up Earthquake Fracking Link

By John Vibes Hydraulic fracturing is a natural gas extraction method that has become extremely controversial for its environmental impacts. Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water,…

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Despite Opposition, Scotland Announces Fracking Ban — Calls for US to Do the Same

By Julia Conley (COMMONDREAMS) — Environmental groups from around the world applauded Scotland on Tuesday for its decision to ban fracking, following an overwhelming public outcry against the practice—and called for the United States and the rest of the United Kingdom to follow suit. The Scottish government held…

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