Communities left defenseless against fracking

By | Michael Carter
Digital Campaigner, Stop Drilling Program

The Colorado Supreme Court will soon decide whether communities can ban fracking locally. Since the impacts of fracking -- like air and water pollution -- are felt locally, communities deserve the ability to protect themselves from this harmful process. 

Empowering communities to prevent fracking

By | Michael Carter
Digital Campaigner, Stop Drilling Program

From October 3rd to October 5th Stop the Frack Attack will be hosting a convention in Denver, Colorado to bring together community leaders and technical experts who are fighting fracking. This will serve as an important opportunity for communities to exchange strategies and improve their ability to fight dirty drilling. 

Regulating methane doesn’t solve the fracking problem

By | Michael Carter
Digital Campaigner, Stop Drilling Program

The Obama Administration proposed new rules to regulate methane gas from fracking. While this is an important step in addressing the problems with fracking, the process has many other dangerous aspects that are still unresolved. In the end, the only solution to fracking is to stop it altogether. 

News Release | Environment America

Restricting methane pollution important band-aid, but not a cure for climate crisis

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Obama administration proposed first-ever limits on oil and gas emissions of methane - the greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Drilling and fracking operations are the single largest source of the pollutant, which accounts for about 9 percent of U.S. global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment America

EPA, advocates: fracking wastewater too hazardous for sewage treatment plants

WASHINGTON, DC – Toxic fracking wastewater shouldn’t be treated at facilities that can’t handle its hazards, Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), clean water and public health advocates, and more than 30,000 Americans said today, a day before the public comment period closes for a proposed federal rule to prohibit fracking waste shipments to sewage treatment plants.

News Release | Environment America

Ohio local officials want to control fracking

Columbus, Ohio – More than 100 mayors, county commissioners, city councilors, state legislators and other local elected officials from communities across Ohio issued a letter to Governor John Kasich today, calling for the local authority to limit and prohibit dangerous fracking operations.

News Release | Environment America

Senate leaders use spending bill for full-scale assault on air, water, land, and climate

WASHINGTON, DC – Senate appropriators continued their full-scale attack on the nation’s air, water, and climate today, adopting a spending bill riddled with anti-environmental policy riders that also severely underfunds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and land conservation.

News Release | Environment America

EPA study understates dangers of fracking

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited fracking study understates the drilling technique’s impact on drinking water, Environment America said today. The study’s finding that fracking poses no widespread, systematic risks stands in stark contrast to a mounting body of scientific evidence demonstrating fracking’s threat to water resources and public health.

News Release | Environment America

Representatives honor Earth Day with bill to protect public lands from fracking

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today in honor of Earth Day, Representatives Pocan (WI) and Schakowsky (IL) introduced the first ever Congressional effort to ban fracking on public lands, which would protect precious areas from Florida’s Everglades to New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon.

News Release | Environment America

Fracking rule fails to protect our parks and forests

WASHINGTON, DC—Today the Obama administration released its long-awaited rule governing fracking on federal public lands. While somewhat less damaging than as originally proposed, the plan fundamentally fails to protect America’s most prized forests and other natural areas from pollution, Environment America said.

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