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Press Releases: Fracking

Press Releases Found: 102
December 17, 2014
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Public Health and Advocacy Organizations Urge Legislature to Keep Fracking Out of Maryland

Concerned by both the rapidly expanding evidence of harm and by the growing uncertainties caused by unconventional natural gas development and production, a number of health and advocacy organizations have announced support for a long-term moratorium or ban on drilling and fracking for natural gas in Maryland.

Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his administration will ban fracking in New York, heeding the strong recommendation from the public health officials in his administration that there is no scientific evidence showing that fracking can be done without risk to public health.

The coalition of health and advocacy organizations believes that Maryland should follow New York’s lead, as the science in Maryland is the same as the science in New York. Groups representing physicians, nurses, public health professionals and Maryland residents are calling for the legislative leadership to pass strong legislation that will implement a moratorium or ban on all drilling and fracking in the state.

December 10, 2014
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Congressman Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to Ban Fracking on Public Lands

Representatives Pocan and Schakowsky Take the Strongest Federal Action to Date Against Fracking in the U.S. Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced a bill to ban fracking for oil and gas on federally owned, public lands with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-09). This is the strongest federal bill against fracking introduced in Congress […]

November 19, 2014
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Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Kasich and ODNR Over Radioactive Fracking Waste

Today, a lawsuit was filed in Franklin County court against Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) for the illegal approval of at least 23 fracking waste facilities. Fresh Water Accountability Project (FWAP) and Food & Water Watch (F&WW) brought the suit.

November 5, 2014

Community Organizing Wins Significant Victories on Fracking and Other Key 
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In the aftermath of an election with negative implications for the Democratic establishment, grassroots victories on fracking and water privatization indicate that Americans are still willing to vote on crucial issues that directly affect their families and communities.

October 10, 2014
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Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process

Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today. This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating broad support for a ban on fracking.

September 23, 2014
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President Obama’s Address at Climate Summit Promises More of the Same

“President Obama’s executive order today, that hinges on the voluntary initiative, the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, is more evidence that his administration is not serious about reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. One does not solve the greatest environmental crisis in our lifetime with half measures and by running interference for the petroleum industry.

September 16, 2014
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Fracking Equals Climate Change

With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems: The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.

August 13, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Amplifies Pressure on the Federal Government to Ban Fracking on Federal Lands

The national advocacy group Food & Water Watch has ramped up pressure on the federal government to act in the public interest, calling on Congress to introduce legislation to ban fracking on all federal and Native American lands. Last year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released proposed rules for drilling and fracking on public lands, which have not yet been finalized.

August 11, 2014
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New Jersey Groups Denounce Frack Waste Ban Veto

Trenton, N.J. (Aug. 8) – The Frack Waste Ban Bill (S1041) was passed by New Jersey’s legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, then it landed on the desk of Governor Chris Christie for his approval. Unfortunately for residents of the state, our drinking water, and the environment the governor vetoed the bill.   The bill prohibits […]

August 4, 2014
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Secret Deal to Pull Ballot Measures Won’t Protect Colorado from Fracking

The eleventh-hour deal struck by Governor Hickenlooper and Representative Polis to pull ballot measures slated for this November will not protect Coloradans from the inherent dangers of fracking.

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