Fracking

Fracking Is Setting Earthquake Records in Oklahoma, Scientists Say. Is a Big One Coming?
July 15, 2014

In nature, smaller quakes can be a warning sign that larger, more severe ones are coming.

Evidence Is Mounting that Fracking Causes Birth Defects
February 05, 2014

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised natural gas as “the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change” and vowed to “cut red tape” to help business invest in i

A Scary New Study Erases Doubts That Fracking Causes Earthquakes
September 06, 2013

The fracking industry’s latest environmental bugbear is earthquakes, which can be caused by injecting a briney cocktail of wastewater produced in the fracking process deep into disposal wells.

Scott Walker's Sand Grab: Wisconsin Wants a Piece of the Fracking Boom, No Matter Who Gets Hurt
August 21, 2013

On the night that he was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2010, a beaming Scott Walker told the hundreds of supporters sandwiched into Waukesha’s little Country Springs Hotel ballroom that his state was “open for business.” It was shorthand for his p

The Amish Are Getting Fracked
Their religion prohibits lawsuits—and the energy companies know it
June 06, 2013

Their religion prohibits lawsuits—and the energy companies know it.