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VERONA - The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night to prohibit fracking in the county in a move to keep clean water flowing in the area. Augusta is the first county in the commonwealth to pass a zoning ordinance that completely prohibits fracking...read more
Around a dozen Chester County households experienced cloudy water or loss of supply from their private wells this week, forcing some families from their homes near a location where Sunoco Pipeline is conducting horizontal directional drilling about 150 feet below...read more
The draft environmental impact statement on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is massive -- over 2,300 pages. Reviewing it is a daunting task. But in their one and a half page treatment of the “No Action Alternative” required by law, FERC’s bottom line is clear: the...read more
Cannon Ball, ND – Today, a coalition of grassroots Indigenous groups from across Turtle Island joins the 121 First Nations and Tribes united by the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, to launch a new, integrated divestment campaign against the banks funding...read more
Its that time in the planning stages. Landowners up an down the pipelines are being approached by the ACP [et al] to do baseline testing. Below is compiled advice on how best to respond as a landowner; what to test for, and methodology. It is a lot to troll through,...read more
In some parts of the country, people are urged to pray for rain. In Oklahoma, the governor once told people to pray for oil prices. But as oil and gas fracking continue to spread throughout the state, Oklahomans’ concern might be more about the industry’s impact on...read more
The bill passed the state House with a veto-proof majority. A bill to ban fracking in the state of Maryland sailed through the state House of Delegates on Friday with a 97–40 majority vote. The bill will now go to the state Senate. A companion bill was introduced...read more
PITTSBURGH – Forty-thousand doctors, nurses and public-health professionals have asked the oil and gas industry to stop opposing policies to reduce methane emissions. In an open letter to the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry lobbying group, the health advocates...read more
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has long been tied to environmental risks such as spills. The frequency of spills, however, has long been murky since states do not release standardized data. Estimates from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) vary wildly....read more
Legislation that would have shielded specific concentrations of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing from public disclosure was rejected in a Senate committee this month, a vote that drew cheers from environmental groups. “The dangers of fracking proved simply too...read more