Science & Environment

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Germany to ban fracking, or so it says

"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."

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Ohio town grapples with fracking: housing troubles, rent gouging

Besides housing issues, fracking has brought increased drug usage along with meth labs, prostitution, and human trafficking.

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Insider trading ties Gov. Scott to fracking

As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.

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Pipelines vs. community rights: a New England democracy lesson

Among neighboring towns, more than a dozen so far have called town meetings and voted to reassert community rights as the ultimate authority before approving such projects.

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Oklahoma suffers quakes after fracking

A swarm of earthquakes that have shaken homes and rattled nerves. Nearby, fracking operations are ongoing, continuously disturbing both the environment and people's peace of mind.

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New Jersey Senate passes fracking waste ban

Now the State Assembly must vote in favor of it, as well, and there's only a limited amount of time, as the state legislature goes on recess in late June.

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Beverly Hills becomes a frack-free zone

Starting June 6, a ban on fracking will go into effect in Beverly Hills, making it the first municipality in California to say "no" to the harmful gas extraction process.

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Fracking encroaches on Pennsylvania forests

Five activists were arrested Mar. 20 in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Park for protesting fracking operations there. Blocking the only access point to a wellpad, they chained themselves to barrels of concrete.

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Ohio “Frackgate” raises concerns about regulators

The FOI request was prompted by Gov. John Kasich's failure to follow through on a 2011 law permitting fracking in Ohio's state parks.

 

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Is Los Angeles poised to ban fracking?

It would halt all forms of "extreme well stimulation," including fracking, and require an independent multi-agency study be conducted exploring the economic, environmental, and health impacts of such drilling operations.

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