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Newly Elected President of Mexico to Ban Fracking

Newly Elected President of Mexico to Ban Fracking

Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he will end the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, once he enters office on Dec. 1. “We will no longer use that method to extract petroleum,” the populist politician said Tuesday at a press conference, as quoted by the Associated Press. This is a setback for the […]

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    Don’t Be Fooled by Rosy Renewables Projections

    Don’t Be Fooled by Rosy Renewables Projections

    To the casual observer, we are making tremendous progress moving off fossil fuels and developing a clean, renewable energy system. The good news seems to be everywhere: The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution calling for a transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, and legislation passed in the California Senate to mandate […]

    Judge Revokes $4.2 Million Award to Families in Fracking Contamination Case

    Judge Revokes $4.2 Million Award to Families in Fracking Contamination Case

    A federal judge has reversed last year’s unanimous jury decision that awarded $4.2 million to two Dimock, Pennsylvania families who claimed that Cabot Oil & Gas Corp contaminated their water supply during fracking operations near their homes. In a ruling released on Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson said the amount of the jury’s award […]

    Trump Completes Pipeline Trifecta, Rubber Stamps Enbridge-Spectra Merger

    Trump Completes Pipeline Trifecta, Rubber Stamps Enbridge-Spectra Merger

    The White House completed its pipeline trifecta Thursday by rubber stamping the Enbridge-Spectra merger after approving the Dakota Access Pipeline and reversing the blocked Keystone XL pipeline. Dakota Access Pipeline 'Could Be Operational Within 30 Days' https://t.co/LVGuunbOcu (@ecowatch @priceofoil) #NoDAPL — Sierra Club (@SierraClub) February 14, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the deal […]

    Final EPA Study Confirms Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

    Final EPA Study Confirms Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its widely anticipated final report on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, confirming that the controversial drilling process indeed impacts drinking water “under some circumstances.” Notably, the report also removes the EPA’s misleading line that fracking has not led to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.” “The report, […]

    EPA Watered Down Major Fracking Study to Downplay Water Contamination Risks

    EPA Watered Down Major Fracking Study to Downplay Water Contamination Risks

    A stunning new report from Marketplace and APM Reports reveals that top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials made critical, last-minute changes to the agency’s major fracking assessment to soft-pedal clear evidence that the controversial drilling process contaminates the nation’s water supplies. Fracking operations in Dimock, Pennsylvania contaminated local water supplies. Flickr We’ve already seen […]

    Third GMO Arctic Apple Gets USDA Approval

    Third GMO Arctic Apple Gets USDA Approval

    A third genetically-modified (GMO) apple was commercially approved last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Arctic Fuji apple from Okanagan Speciality Fruits, which is engineered to keep from browning, joins the company’s two other varieties—the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny. We have news: https://t.co/wgorKsbTux #ArcticFuji pic.twitter.com/Ow8wV8ZuhO — Arctic® Apples (@ArcticApples) September 23, […]

    Health Dangers of Fracking Revealed in Johns Hopkins Study

    Health Dangers of Fracking Revealed in Johns Hopkins Study

    A new study out today from Johns Hopkins in Environmental Health Perspectives revealed associations between fracking and various health symptoms including nasal and sinus problems, migraines and fatigue in Pennsylvanians living near areas of natural gas development. The study suggests that residents with the highest exposure to active fracking wells are nearly twice as likely […]