Hydraulic fracturing

Helen Slottje

Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Cause Alarm in Ohio

In a state that has only seen 10 earthquakes larger than a magnitude 4.0 since 1776, large tremors are cause for alarm. Recently, Ohio has seen an increase in quakes …

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Climate Capsule: Keeping it Cool and Clean

Happy August Recess Climateers! If your office is as quiet as mine take a minute to watch this trailer for an amazing new film on Climate Refugees, and check out …

Photo: Susan Lehman

Oh Deer! Energy Exploration Could Affect Wildlife Out West

Oil and natural gas may be valuable resources out West, but so are the area’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Increased energy exploration, however, could make certain species much harder to …

Otsego County (NY) Gas Group

Gold Rush or Fool’s Gold?: Congress Discusses the Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

Striking a balance between public health, profit, and the environmental impacts of natural gas drilling is a debate that is drawing national attention. The development of the popular fossil fuel …

House and Senate Bills Offer a Breath of Fresh Air…

Otsego County (NY) Gas Group

FRAC Act Focuses on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

"Gasland" movie poster. Image from GaslandTheMovie.com

Debate Over Gasland the Movie Hits Mainstream

Fracturing for Frankenfuels

by Larry J. Schweiger I posted this response on National Journal’s blog in response to the question: Should the federal government seek to regulate a controversial extraction method for natural …

Yep, There’s Something in the Water

 The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was created to ensure protection of the public’s drinking water supply. BUT, not all processes that introduce pollutants into water are being supervised right …

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