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New York Bans Fracking

After years of debate in the state over the controversial drilling technique

Fracking for Natural Gas May Help Us Save Water

Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas is a water-intensive process—as critics love to point out. But by enabling the switch from thirsty coal to more efficient...

Political Fractures Over Fracking

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)—a five-member committee that governs the water resources around the Delaware River—was supposed to meet today to...

Is New York About to Get Fracking? Not Exactly

Environmentalists and gas drillers alike snapped to attention when the news alert went up earlier today: the New York Times reported that New York Governor...

EPA Implicates Fracking in Groundwater Pollution

CHEYENNE, Wyo: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the first time has implicated fracking — a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil...

Did Fracking Help Cause Oklahoma Earthquakes?

The good people of Oklahoma were rattled on November 5 when the state was hit its largest earthquake on record, a 5.6-magnitude temblor that struck 44 miles east...