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Huge amounts of carcinogenic chemicals contaminate air near fracking sites

11/18/2014 - It seems as though, with each day that passes, yet another health and environmental hazard is identified as being linked to hydraulic fracking, the process of injecting more than 200 chemicals at high pressure into the ground, shattering rock and releasing one America's most valued resources, natural...

EPA loophole allows fracking companies to inject diesel chemicals into the ground without oversight

11/15/2014 - The planet's growing dependency on fossil fuels is inadvertently altering our environments in ways scientists are just beginning to understand. Practices like hydraulic fracking not only have adverse environmental effects but have also spurred an economic transformation in the U.S. as the nation distances...

Susan G. Komen partners with fracking industry to 'pink wash' cancer-causing chemicals pumped into ground

10/29/2014 - By now, Americans are aware that breast cancer exists, thanks to the pink color-branding marketed by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The foundation has literally "pink washed" the entire month of October, routinely partnering with outside organizations to sell products and raise money for their pink...

Fracking contaminates drinking water in Texas and Pennsylvania with carcinogenic chemicals

10/8/2014 - The results of a new study regarding the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales are both interesting and surprising. Completed by researchers from five different universities, the study sought to discover the source of natural gas contamination in drinking-water...

Scientists shocked to discover the true toxicity of fracking fluids; it's worse than we've been told

8/23/2014 - Earlier this month, scientists presented groundbreaking research at the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 248th National Meeting and Exposition regarding the potential dangers of hydraulic fracking. The meeting featured nearly 12,000 presentations on a range of scientific topics. A team of researchers...

Fracking contaminates U.S. surface with radioactive waste

7/18/2014 - The petroleum and natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing is becoming more common in the United States, especially in the East. This method injects water, sand, and chemicals deep into rock formations, creating fractures that allow petroleum and natural gas to migrate toward the...

Water contaminated with fracking chemicals disrupt human hormones

6/25/2014 - Disrupting shale deep within the earth with millions of gallons of water brought into fracking sites mixed with toxic chemicals that remain secret is like playing survival roulette with local inhabitants and Mother Earth. The one federal law that could have inhibited this vile practice, the Federal...

Four-mile-long 'mudslide' actually a fracking eruption

6/12/2014 - You could call fracking the earth's combo "vaccine" chock full of 40,000 gallons of toxic chemicals that induce a violent reaction, but instead of a human being going into anaphylactic shock from an unnatural and forced immune response, the earth goes into its own "seizure" -- and it's not pretty. Hydraulic...

N.C. senators introduce bill to restrict information about fracking chemicals

6/9/2014 - Knowledge is power but unfortunately, too many politicians, scientists and other renowned individuals too often see it as a hindrance rather than a benefit. As the oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing increases around the country, concerns about what impact "fracking," as it is...

BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases

4/10/2014 - The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an "endangered tortoise." But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies...

Colorado becomes first state to approve regulations to curb fracking emissions

2/26/2014 - A picturesque Colorado landscape, flowing with brushstrokes of the mighty Rocky Mountains, is being clouded over by smog. Free flowing rivers and healthy groundwater are slowly being contaminated by the emissions of fracking operations. Climate and agriculture, adversely affected by heat-trapping methane...

Colorado becomes first state to approve regulations to curb fracking emissions

2/26/2014 - A picturesque Colorado landscape, flowing with brushstrokes of the mighty Rocky Mountains, is being clouded over by smog. Free flowing rivers and healthy groundwater are slowly being contaminated by the emissions of fracking operations. Climate and agriculture, adversely affected by heat-trapping methane...

Colorado becomes first state to approve regulations to curb fracking emissions

2/26/2014 - A picturesque Colorado landscape, flowing with brushstrokes of the mighty Rocky Mountains, is being clouded over by smog. Free flowing rivers and healthy groundwater are slowly being contaminated by the emissions of fracking operations. Climate and agriculture, adversely affected by heat-trapping methane...

Small town residents stage angry protest after 'fracking' causes series of earthquakes

2/4/2014 - Hundreds of North Texas residents are demanding answers after a series of minor earthquakes rocked their area over the past several months. CBS Dallas / Fort Worth reports that dozens of folks from the small town of Azle, near Fort Worth, recently gathered down in Austin at the state capitol to push...

Fracking pinpointed as cause of Texas earthquakes

11/8/2013 - Yet another study has linked fracking and similar oil and gas mining practices to earthquakes, this time in Texas. The new study was conducted by researchers from China University of Geosciences and the University of Texas at Austin and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

Doctor not allowed to warn patients of hazardous fracking chemicals, federal judge rules

11/7/2013 - Recently, a small town Pennsylvania doctor was denied the right of access to information about specific chemical types and quantities used in fracking to better handle poisoned patients or warn them of the toxic potentials from fracking well sites near them. Although the gas and oil fracking industry...

Wave of protests sweeps UK: Resistance to fracking plans heats up as pollution concerns grow

8/20/2013 - Anger is erupting in once sleepy villages, and ordinary people are coming together from all over the UK with the dawning realisation that their green and pleasant land is under threat of long lasting contamination by the government's proposed shale gas 'revolution'. A Green MP was one of dozens of...

Parents bully youth over fracking presentation at Colorado middle school

5/18/2013 - Fracking has turned into an explosive topic at a Colorado school where several staff members may be forced to resign over an informational student presentation. Two young members of the environmental group Earth Guardians educated students at Evergreen Middle School about the dangers of fracking with...

Fracking: A silent death sweeps across the nation

4/29/2013 - Farmland is tainted. Drinking water turns flammable. And humans along with animals are sick. The cause? Fracking. It's terrorizing the environment, destroying the health of those who live close to the sites and contaminating the food supply. With more than 600,000 fracking wells and waste injection...

EPA report concludes that natural gas 'fracking' causes groundwater contamination

12/23/2011 - For the first time, a federal report has verified that chemicals used in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," can, and do, cause groundwater contamination. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a 121-page draft report on the issue that contain evidence linking...

EPA finally acknowledges fracking dangers

12/14/2011 - The Environmental Protection Agency on December 7 released its first report linking fracking to water contamination. The report identified fracking as the source of poisons, including the carcinogen benzene, in the groundwater of a central Wyoming community. Something in the water Pavillion, Wyoming...

Is natural gas 'fracking' responsible for the recent earthquake swarms in strange locations?

9/25/2011 - The natural gas industry and its advocates claim that hydraulic fracturing, the modern technique for extracting natural gas, also known as "fracking," is beneficial to the interests of American energy independence. However, a simple report recently issued by KARK 4 News in Little Rock, Ark., suggests...

US Energy Department panel endorses shale fracking, suggests pumping ground with millions of gallons of chemical water will help save environment

8/30/2011 - Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," for the purpose of extracting natural gas from the earth involves flooding it with millions of gallons of chemical-laden water, a practice that by all estimates is damaging the environment to some extent. But a US Energy Department (ED) advisory panel,...

Is the natural gas industry fracking itself?

7/5/2011 - The number of social, political and economic problems we're facing today are nothing short of daunting. With the momentum of privatization of otherwise public works, and even subordinating elected officials to the whim of corporate profiteers as in Benton Harbor, MI, gives some indication of how powerful...

The truth about fracking and how it is harming our environment

5/11/2011 - Oil and gas companies are engaged in fracking, a gas drilling process hailed as an economy booster, job creator and greener energy source. However, fracking has propelled hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous, carcinogenic and radioactive chemicals into gas wells in 13 states, according to the...

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