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Another court ruling against a West Virginia pipeline

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Trudeau ratchets up pipeline pressure on British Columbia

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Trans Mountain pipeline project still lacks hundreds of permits

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Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate

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The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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