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Fact Sheets: Fracking

Fact Sheets Count: 16
October 7, 2014
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The Bakken Boom: East Coast at Risk

Fracked oil from the Bakken Shale has put North Dakota at “the center of a revolution,” now yielding more oil than Alaska and rising to second place for production behind Texas. But, as production soars, so does the demand for pipelines, trains and barges to transport Bakken crude oil to refineries, increasingly on the East Coast, the most densely populated region of the United States.

December 2, 2013
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Undermining Local Democracy: Fast Track, the TPP and Your Community

While communities across the United States fight against the negative effects of expanded fracking for natural gas, the White House is negotiating a secret trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries that could undermine those efforts.

October 17, 2013
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Ban Fracking Now!

Fracking takes a huge toll on affected communities, generates massive volumes of toxic waste, creates hazardous air pollution problems, poses long-term risks to vital drinking water resources and threatens to lock in catastrophic changes to our climate. We need to ban fracking now.

May 28, 2013
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Frackademia

An extensive review of university research projects funded by “Big Oil” companies revealed insufficient academic control, a lack of peer review and undue industry influence in choosing research proposals.

May 7, 2013
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Fracking: The New Global Water Crisis

Taken together, spills of toxic fracking fluid and fracking wastewater, groundwater contamination from methane and fracking fluid, local and regional air pollution problems, explosions and fires, and climate-threatening levels of methane emissions demonstrate the shortsightedness of relying on the dirty energy from shale development.

January 23, 2013

Natural Gas Pipelines: Problems From Beginning to End

The oil and gas industry plans to massively expand a labyrinth of pipelines to market natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale and other rock formations using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But allowing the industry to build out its sprawling pipeline infrastructure and to lock-in decades more of U.S. dependence on natural gas would be a colossal mistake. The industry’s pipeline projects must be stopped.

June 8, 2012
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Ban Fracking in California

The State of California does not require companies to disclose if and where they are fracking, but industry docu- ments reveal that fracking has taken place in the counties of Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Solano, Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Monterey, and in the San Francisco Bay Delta, a source of drinking water for over 20 million Californians.

April 18, 2012
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False Promises and Hidden Costs: The Illusion of Economic Benefits from Fracking

The oil and gas industry argues that the potential economic benefits of fracking justify the risks and costs to public health and the environment. But the industry has grossly overestimated the number of jobs that fracking would create, and has either ignored or dismissed the public costs of the practice.

April 16, 2012
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WASTE: The Soft & Dirty Underbelly of Fracking

Drilling and fracking a single shale well can produce millions of gallons of toxic wastewater and hundreds of tons of potentially radioactive solid waste. Disposal of these wastes poses serious environmental and public health risks.

March 7, 2012
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Fracking: The New Global Water Crisis

Europe: New drilling and fracking techniques have been a boon for the oil and gas industry in the United States, making it possible for companies to extract large quantities of oil and gas from shales and other “tight” rock formations. However, shale development has been a nightmare for those exposed to the resulting pollution.

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