Alameda County Leaders Ban FrackingAlameda County leaders voted in favor of banning fracking Tuesday evening, making it the first county in the Bay Area to do so, and the fifth county in California to ban fracking.
Stanford University Study Finds Fracking Harmed Wyoming Drinking WaterStanford University researchers released a new study stating that practices common in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, industry have impacted a Wyoming community's drinking water and may be impacting other drinking water sources.
Environmental Group Says Government Is Ignoring Dangers Of Fracking Off California CoastThe Center For Biological Diversity is criticizing a draft environmental assessment released Monday by the U.S. government that was meant to evaluate the environmental effects of well stimulation treatments, including fracking, off the coast of California.
Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake In Northwest Oklahoma Felt In 7 StatesA 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and the USGS said it was the 3rd-largest temblor recorded in a state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.
California Orders 33 Oil Wells Shut For Dumping Waste Fluid Into Protected AquifersCalifornia is shutting down another 33 oilfield wells that state officials improperly permitted to inject into federally-protected water supplies.
Fracking Study Urges Greater Oversight To Determine Health, Environmental RisksCalifornia has yet to get a handle on potential health and environmental risks from the state's fracking boom, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday.
Report: Earthquakes Triggered By Oil, Gas Drilling Shake Over A Dozen Areas In U.S.More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
UC Researcher's Study Suggests Fracking Leads To Higher Levels Of Radon GasA preliminary study co-authored by a University of California researcher claims levels of cancer-causing radon gas has increased in Pennsylvania homes as fracking has expanded in the state.
This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets StampedThis week, a late comedian's likeness can't be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest OtherwiseA new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against FrackingThe move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillDefying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
SJ Study: Daily Midwest Quakes Increase Chance Of Bigger, Dangerous QuakesResearchers say 100s of small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes. The temblors are linked to fracking.