Tag Archives: Fracking

(EnviroNews Colorado) — Special-interest politics — not sound science — decides the fate of species on the brink of extinction in the U.S., according to a new expose’ from the Endangered Species Coalition. The report, Suppressed: How Politics Drowned Out Science for Ten Endangered Species (Suppressed), profiles ten…

(EnviroNews Utah) — Marc Yaggi, Executive Director for Waterkeeper Alliance, sat down on June 8, 2017, with EnviroNews Utah reporter Michael Orton in Park City, Utah to discuss the organization’s purpose. “Waterkeeper Alliance is an international movement uniting more than 320 locally-based clean water advocacy organizations and focusing…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On February 3, 2017, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to abolish the Department of Interior’s (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane venting and flaring rule — a law implemented in November…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Tallahassee, Florida — Seven Florida legislators introduced a bipartisan bill (SB 442) to ban fracking in the Sunshine State on January 24, 2017. Sen. Dana Young, (R-Tampa) filed the new proposal alongside Senators Keith Perry (R-Gainesville), Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), Linda Stewart (D-Orlando),…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — During Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Senate confirmation hearings for nominee of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bernie Sanders asked him to discuss his response to earthquakes caused by fracking wastewater injection in Oklahoma. CNN reports that scientists from…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — Pavillion, Wyoming — A new study published on March 29, 2016, by authors from Stanford University, has linked the practice of hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking,” to pollution of underground sources of drinking water (USDW) in Pavillion, Wyoming — a connection those same researchers say is…

(EnviroNews New York) — Watkins Glen, New York — Over the past several months, protests have been fierce surrounding the already-approved expansion of an underground, unlined, salt-cavern, methane storage facility under the shores of New York’s Seneca Lake. Those direct-action campaigns continued on Tuesday August 18, 2015, as…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — In March of 2015, in a milestone announcement, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued rules to guide the oil and gas industry on the controversial practice known as “fracking.” The first-time federal fracking rules closely mimic guideposts already in place at the state level…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Payette, Idaho — A heated and starkly divided public appeal hearing over a railway transportation facility, a.k.a. “bomb train station,” went down in Payette County Idaho on December 4, 2014. The highlights, EnviroNews Idaho’s in-depth report, and excerpts from the transcript are as follows: Joli…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Payette, Idaho — Alta Mesa Idaho vice president and general counsel John Peiserich will not face battery charges stemming from a November 17 scuffle with EnviroNews editor-in-chief Emerson Urry. Urry has recused himself from his editing duties on this article. Prosecutor Bert Osborn released his…