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FRAC Act Focuses on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

3/16/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of releasing natural gas from the ground. But, to get the gas out, water, sand and other chemicals have to go in. Lawmakers from big gas drilling states want everyone to […] Read more >

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Debate Over Gasland the Movie Hits Mainstream

2/9/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Every day, we check our emails, blackberry and mail to find an overload of information that we don’t need. I’ll make this easy for you—you NEED to hear this (and to make things even easier, click here). A debate has […] Read more >

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What the frack? Even 60 Minutes and CSI are concerned about fracking

11/16/2010 // By John Kostyack

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas is hurting people and local economies across the U.S. Read more >

October 20, 1944: We Didn’t Start The Fire–Gas Did

10/20/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Today marks the 66th anniversary of a natural gas explosion that killed 131 people, decimating a chunk of Cleveland’s east side and leaving an indelible mark on the state of Ohio—just one in a long line of natural gas and fuel pipeline disasters that have plagued the Midwestern fuel transportation hub and the rest of the U.S. Read more >

A Closer Look at Controversial “Fracking” Natural Gas Drilling

3/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

This week’s edition of the PBS program NOW investigates a controversial process to drill for natural gas: In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a “lesser-of-evils”. While it does release some greenhouse gases, natural gas burns […] Read more >

“I Don’t Remember. I Can’t Recall”

2/18/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Congressman Joe Barton of Texas has received almost $100,000 for a share in a natural gas well he purchased from longtime campaign supporter Walter Mize. When asked by a reporter, he said he “couldn’t remember precisely […] Read more >

Yep, There’s Something in the Water

2/10/2010 // By Kolleen Kawa

 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 now. In fact, since 2005, the process of hydraulic fracturing—used […] Read more >

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