What is fracking?

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a well-stimulation process that involves pumping liquids down a well to fracture subsurface rock and release natural gas below. The hydraulically pressurized liquid is typically comprised of sand, water and chemicals.

RAN: Texas Rio Grande Valley Under Threat from Natural Gas

According to Rainforest Action Network, liquefied natural gas terminals proposed in southern Texas cities such as Brownsville pose a long-term threat to both…

The 5 Most Blatant Pinkwashing Cause Marketing Schemes

What are some of the most garish pink ribbon-inspired cause marketing campaigns in recent memory? Here are five of the worst pinkwashing examples…

Satellite Pins Texas Earthquakes on Oil and Gas Wastewater

Fossil industry woes continue as new satellite data linked strong earthquakes in Texas to oil and gas wastewater disposal wells.

Life After Coal: Spotlight Shifts to Natural Gas Emissions

Now that natural gas has claimed the No. 1 power generation title from coal, the industry should probably brace for an increase in…

Canada’s Fracking Earthquakes Move Legislatures to Act

British Columbia and Alberta are seeing a boom in earthquakes. And it's enough to pressure both governments to call for further investigation.

North Dakota’s Economic Whiplash is Not Sustainable

As oil prices plunge and fossil fuel giants shed workers, places like North Dakota are left with a case of economic whiplash that…

Infographic: The True Cost of Fracking

To make up your mind for yourself, run your eyes over this new infographic, which outlines the statistics both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the…

New Earthquake Report = More Hurt for U.S. Fracking Industry

A new report totes up the potential earthquake risk from fracking and other oil and gas operations in Oklahoma, Texas and other states.

Coming to an Embattled Community Near You: Gas Companies With Chainsaws?

Academy-award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox was arrested on Thursday while serving pancakes at an anti-pipeline protest. In this op/ed, he shares why he's…

Oklahoma Earthquakes Continue To Haunt the Oil and Gas Industry

Oklahoma regulators are trying to catch up with swarms of earthquakes linked to oil and gas wastewater disposal. But the quakes are popping…

Yet Another Study Links Fracking And Water Contamination

Dog bites man: Yet another report nails fracking as the source of contamination in drinking-water resources.

The Economics Behind Falling Oil Prices

If oil is still in high demand, why are prices tumbling so drastically?

3p Weekend: When Botched CSR Turns Deadly

In each of these events, which hit the headlines over the past two years alone, the shirking of government and corporate responsibility went…

Fossils Gone Wild: Underground Hazards Link California and Oklahoma

A pattern of willful ignorance links the California methane leak, swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma and water contamination in Michigan.

Fracked Gas Won’t Achieve Paris Climate Goals, But Empowering Communities Could

The United States is undergoing a massive energy transition that isn't receiving enough attention, and it could render the Paris climate agreement meaningless.…