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House and Senate Bills Offer a Breath of Fresh Air from Fossil Fuels

3/24/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are working to keep air and water clean and protect wildlife habitats and public health from the impacts of oil and gas drilling. Several bills in Congress aim to bring greater transparency to […] Read more >

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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 >

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 >