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Press Releases: Fracking

Press Releases Found: 98
July 29, 2014
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Pa. Residents with Neglected Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General

Today, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.

July 25, 2014
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Groups Vow to Appeal Ruling on Longmont Fracking Ban

In a ruling issued today, a Colorado state court invalidated a local ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but left the door open for the City of Longmont and environmental groups to file an appeal to overturn a state policy that places the interests of the oil and gas industry over the health and safety of local citizens.

July 23, 2014
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52 Organizations and Calvert County Residents to Governor O’Malley: Safety Assessment for Cove Point LNG Export Facility Needed

Press Release: Residents living closest to the proposed Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility joined with public interest groups for a press conference in Annapolis today, calling on Governor Martin O’Malley to step up for their families and conduct a basic safety study to reveal the risk of danger that an explosion or other catastrophe at the plant would pose to human lives. To date, no federal or state agency has conducted such a study, called a Quantitative Risk Assessment.

July 14, 2014
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On Eve of Cove Point Rally, O’Malley Administration Moves Forward on Fracking in State

“Late on Friday evening, while civil society organizations were preparing for a large rally opposing the Cove Point LNG export terminal, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) submitted the interim final report of ‘Best Management Practices’ that will be used in drafting regulations for fracking in Maryland. Clearly, the Departments timed this move to draw as little scrutiny as possible. This move is further proof that state agencies have already predetermined that fracking is indeed going to happen in Maryland.”

June 30, 2014
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Groups Oppose Latest Bill Meant To Undermine Local Fracking Control

Citizens for a Healthy Fort Collins, Protect Our Loveland, Frack Free Colorado, Our Longmont, Our Broomfield, Food & Water Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity have responded to recent draft of the 2014 Oil and Gas Bill which purports to harmonize local and state control over oil and gas operations on communities across Colorado.

June 25, 2014
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With H.R. 6, LNG Exports Will Only Benefit the Oil and Gas Industry

Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 6, which would expedite the Department of Energy’s approval process for exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) overseas.. It will also ensure the exponential growth of fracking on American soil.

June 10, 2014
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Colorado Residents Fight Draft Legislation on Local Control of Fracking

Governor Hickenlooper released draft legislation on local control that would call a special session of the Colorado legislature to consider a bill that could jeopardize the ability of local jurisdictions to protect themselves from drilling and fracking for gas and oil within their boundaries.

June 4, 2014
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Obama Administration’s Proposed Carbon Rule’s Emphasis On Natural Gas Undermines Climate Change Benefits

“Plans announced by the Obama administration this week to reduce carbon pollution ignore recent scientific studies regarding the negative effects of natural gas development on climate change and popular scientific wisdom that calls into question the benefits of switching from coal to natural gas.

May 20, 2014
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Santa Cruz County First to Ban Fracking in California

Press Release: The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 today to prohibit fracking and oil and gas development in Santa Cruz County. Food & Water Watch, 350.org, Environment California, Center for Biological Diversity, Californians Against Fracking, Santa Cruz Sierra Club, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and UC Santa Cruz students rallied with Supervisor John Leopold after the vote to celebrate the victory.

May 6, 2014
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Third National Climate Assessment a Wakeup Call for President Obama and Congress

“The Third National Climate Assessment, released this morning, highlights once again that the Obama administration needs to seriously rethink its approach to combatting climate change. It’s time to consider energy policies that fuel American communities over the long term, not pad the profits of the oil and gas industry.

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