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.

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What a Gas: Koch Brothers May Get the Last Laugh After All

The green blogs were buzzing last week with news of a new bombshell report that affirms the role of human activity in global…
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Wind Power: Pros and Cons

When we think of wind power, we generally think of those large high tech towers with slowly spinning blades that have sprung recently…
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ExxonMobil’s 2011 Citizenship Report Shows Profit-Above-All Mentality Hasn’t Changed

Exxon's new citizenship report provides a detailed and quite transparent review of the environmental and social impacts of its operations. Unlike other oil…
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Ceres Exposes Risks of Oil Shale Investment

The sustainable investor group Ceres has just issued a new report on oil shale, and it sounds a loud note of caution to…
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Gas Boom Might Not Be All It’s Fracked Up to Be

Is cheap natural gas really all that cheap? The risks associated with fracking have begun to raise questions, and when it comes to…
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Rainfall Shortage in PA: Bad for Farmers, Good for Anti-Frackers

Rainfall shortage in Pennsylvania throws cold water on fracking.
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White House Working Group to Ask: What the Frack?

To frack or not to frack--a question for a White House working group.

Is Fracking Sustainable?

CSRHub launches fracking as a new special issue. This allows users to filter for companies within the CSRHub data set that participate in…
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Shell and Sierra Club Chat about Fracking

Does fracking have regulation problems or simply a communication challenge?
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New USGS Report Links Fracking and Earthquakes

Latest report from the United States Geological Survey provides a definitive link between fracking and the increase in seismic activity.
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Natural Gas: Pros and Cons

Natural gas has been in the news a lot lately, being hailed as the solution to our energy problems on the one hand,…

Is Shale Gas Good or Bad? Panelists and the Audience at KPMG Summit are Split

“Is the emergence of shale gas a positive or negative development with respect to sustainability?” This was one of the most interesting questions…
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The Oil and Gas Industry’s Take on “Dealing with NGOs”

What do oil and gas say about Environmental NGOs when they think no one is watching?
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Sierra Club Ends Relationship with Natural Gas Industry

Michael Brune, the Sierra Club’s executive director, announced earlier this month that Sierra Club has decided to turn down $30 million in donations…
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Has the Clean Energy Boom Gone Bust?

Well, the vultures might be circling, but they might have to wait a while to pick the bones of the CleanTech industry, which…