The EPA Gave Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover
A new report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has chronicled the changes the EPA made to its webpage on fracking.
BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to a Carcinogen, Study Says
Urine tests suggest higher than normal levels of a benzene near shale gas fields.
Fracking on University of Texas Land Is Poisoning the Air, Soil, and Water
The University of Texas leases out 2 million acres of land to oil and gas companies and that's caused all sorts of pollution, some of which hasn't been cleaned up.
A Day In the Life of a Booming Oil and Gas Town In the Canadian Northwest
"There's no reason why you shouldn't have a job in this part of the world."
‘It’s the New World Record’: Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Are Getting Stronger in Alberta
Scientists say it's "very possible" and "very probable" that three earthquakes this year, measuring 3.8 to 4.4 on the Richter scale, were caused by fracking in Fox Creek, Alberta. But locals aren't revolting against the industry.
CA Officials Green-light Offshore Fracking As Santa Barbara Beach Is Set to Reopen After Oil Spill
The announcement comes as Refugio State Beach is set to reopen two months after a pipeline rupture spilled over one hundred thousand gallons of oil.
Violence Flares Over Halliburton’s Fracking Tests In Algeria
Ongoing protests over the government’s plans to tap shale gas reserves in the Sahara turn violent.
New York Towns Are Plotting to Secede to Pennsylvania
The Southern Tier's threat to revolt over Governor Cuomo's policies is evidence that New York's red-blue identity crisis has reached a boiling point.
Did Fracking Cause an Earthquake in Alberta?
So far there's no conclusive proof, but fracking has been connected to earthquakes in other places, and British Columbia is already cracking down.
Protests Against Fracking in the Sahara Desert Are Spreading in Algeria
The small town of In Salah is at the center of growing public opposition toward the Algerian government’s interest in using hydraulic fracturing in the Sahara.
2015 Will Be a Terrible Year for Alberta Oil
Banks, think tanks, governments, and oil companies are all predicting Alberta's economy is in for a long, painful hangover thanks to weak global oil prices.
What Does the Term 'Public Interest' Actually Mean?
Nobody seems to know. But despite having no fixed definition, the term is still used by UK politicians and journalists of all types to make it seem like they have the public's well-being at heart.