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Mayeta Clark: When Fracking Companies Own the Gas Beneath Your Land

Natural gas companies have cut down forests and paved over farms on West Virginia private lands, calling it “reasonably necessary” to access subsurface gas they own the rights to. A legal battle with property owners has ensued.

July 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: New Report Details Planetary Perils of US Fracking Infrastructure Boom

“This new analysis paints a devastating picture of what our world will look like if fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure buildout aren’t halted soon.” —Dr. Sandra Steingraber

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mike Schneider: The Wages of Fracking

Amity and Prosperity, One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York, 2018). An accomplished, award-winning poet, Eliza Griswold also writes for The New … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

Chris Hedges: Death by Fracking

DENVER—The maniacal drive by the human species to extinguish itself includes a variety of lethal pursuits. One of the most efficient is fracking. One day, courtesy of corporations such as … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Earthquakes in Southwest May Be Caused by Fracking

The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma on July 12 and 13. There has been an increase in earthquakes across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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