Methane & Fracking’s Impact on Climate Change

The Headley family spring in Fayette County, Pa., became flammable after a Marcellus well was drilled on their property. The horses stopped drinking the spring when it began to bubble. © J.B.Pribanic

Gas Planet: The Impact of the Natural Gas Boom on Climate Change. by the series Gas Planet for The Allegheny Front Why Methane is a Potent Greenhouse Gas by Reid R. Frazier in the series Gas Planet for The Allegheny […]

Fracking & Agriculture Clash in California Water Battle

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CA farmer warns: ‘Don’t trust oil industry, state or courts’ to protect water by Dan Aiello for examiner.com Kern County Almond farmer, Fred Starrh, is an unlikely darling of the anti-frackingmovement in California. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is an […]

An Invisible Poison: Oil & Gas Air Emissions

Gas from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead is burned by the drillship Discoverer Enterprise May 16, in a process known as flaring. Gas and oil from the wellhead are being brought to the surface via a tube that was placed inside the damaged pipe. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley) U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Photo by Patrick Kelley Date: 05.16.2010 Location: At Sea Related Photos: dvidshub.net/r/hel5qk

‘Upset’ emissions: Flares in the air, worry on the ground by Kristen Lombardi & Andrea Fuller for Public Integrity  BATON ROUGE, La. — Shirley Bowman noticed the smell after 8 a.m. on June 14, 2012, her 61st birthday. […]

Part 1 of “Fracking Road Trip” Series: Truthout Documents Fracking Across the States

A frack sand processing plant in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. photo: Mike Ludwig

The Mines That Fracking Built by Mike Ludwig for Truthout.org This story is the first installment of Truthout’s Fracking Road Trip series on the wide-reaching impacts of the fracking industry.   The bluffs rise up gently from the rolling […]

Fracking’s “New Saudi Arabia”

Mississippi River from Fire Point Overlook, Allamakee County. photo: J. Stephen Conn

Sand Land: Fracking Industry Mining Iowa’s Iconic Sand Bluffs In New Form Of Mountaintop Removal A collaborative report by Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and Trisha Marczak of Mint Press News Within immediate vicinity of a central battleground of the […]

Sign of the Salamander

Hellbender. photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service- Northeast Region

Hellbender Salamanders: Giant Indicators of Clean Water by The Allegheny Front LISTEN TO FULL SHOW:  Each summer since 2007, Eric Chapman leads a team out intoLittle Mahoning Creek in Indiana, Pa. They risk life and limb hoisting rocks the […]

Methane Leaks in NYC Raise Doubt Over the Viability of Natural Gas and Fracking

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New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be Leakages of gas in production and distribution systems can lead to higher greenhouse gas levels than burning other fossil fuels like coal […]

Cyberspies Target Natural Gas Pipelines, Stealing Valuable Information

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Exclusive: Cyberattack leaves natural gas pipelines vulnerable to sabotage A government report says a cyberattack against 23 natural gas pipeline operators stole crucial information that could compromise security. Experts strongly suspect China’s military. By Mark Clayton for The Christian Science […]

An Old and Rusted Sleep

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Hunting For Pennsylvania’s Orphaned And Abandoned Wells By Dimiter Kenarov for The Huffington Post Laurie Barr is a hunter. Each year, around November, when the trees in Pennsylvania lose their foliage and the shrubs are nothing but bare […]

Channeling Our Energy…Where? Fracking Companies Look Overseas for Profit

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Export push reframes debate over fracking By Alexandra Duszak for The Center for Public Integrity When Pennsylvanians agreed to a massive increase in natural gas drilling in the state, they were told that the economic benefit would outweigh any potential […]