Track them here. Gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey; tar sands in Maine; coal exports in Whatcom County, Washington; the New York City mayoral race; a forest ballot initiative in the Adirondacks; fracking bans in Colorado, and a grid takeover in Boulder.
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In recent weeks, Californians have been surprised to find out that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been secretly occurring along their coastline for years, without any analysis of its potential environmental impact.
Peaceful protests by First Nations members over a planned shale gas project in Rexton, New Brunswick exploded into violence and led to over 40 arrests on Thursday after Royal Canadian Mounted Police tried to break up a roadblock.