by Emily Atkin Posted on May 30, 2014
But if the state won't take action, local governments will.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 29, 2014
On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled North Carolina House of Representatives, voted 63-52 in a preliminary vote to allow fracking for natural gas to begin in the state next summer.
by Emily Atkin Posted on May 21, 2014 Updated: May 22, 2014
The news is a major blow to industry projections about a new oil-boom future.
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by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 20, 2014
Senate Democrats in New York are renewing efforts to protect the state from the byproducts of the fracking boom in Pennsylvania.
by Katie Valentine Posted on May 13, 2014
Because the well is under confidential status, the size of the spill isn't being released.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 13, 2014
On Monday, lawmakers in Texas, for the first time, formally addressed the recent rash of earthquakes that rocked northern Texas this winter.
by Andrew Breiner Posted on May 12, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a cautious step toward asking drilling companies to disclose what chemicals they pump into the earth.
by Katie Valentine Posted on May 12, 2014
According to the report, the BLM didn't inspect more than 2,100 of the 3,702 wells that it had specified as "high priority."
by Ari Phillips Posted on May 12, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing has yet to be used in Florida, but many companies are eyeing the technology as a way to explore delicate ecological areas in the state for fossil fuel reserves.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 9, 2014 Updated: May 10, 2014
The spill started Sunday and was contained to the creek by Wednesday, but it's only the latest in a rash of spills that have already occurred this year.