Explosion Rocks Fracking Well in West Virginia

An explosion at a nearby gas drilling well pad jostled John Pitcock awake around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. The Pitcocks have been plagued by noise, lights, dust, emissions and truck traffic after a neighbor leased his land to a drilling company …

Surrounding States Mull Fracking Waste Bans Leaving NY No Room for Dirty Drilling

Opening a new front in the battle over fracking in New York State, citizens in yet another neighboring state—Massachusetts—called on their legislators to ban the processing of fracking wastewater …

During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies

“There is a new player for water, which is oil and gas. And certainly they are in a position to pay a whole lot more than we are.”

Pipeline Failures Plague Oil Companies, Erode Public Trust

Pipeline safety is growing more difficult to prove, as oil companies struggle with failing infrastructure and persistent pollution issues from spills that should have been cleaned up long ago. News of pipeline failures are …

Ohio Remains Nation’s Radioactive Fracking Waste Sacrifice Zone

“They’re replacing scientific fact with magical thinking and endangering public health, water, land and air—all for profit. By implementing these standards, they will violate federal standards. This will not stand.”