Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

This is part 4 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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In Russian tundra tragedy, up to 80,000 reindeer might have starved to death

Herders in the Yamal Peninsula despair as thick layers of ice prevent their animals from getting access to the indispensable lichen.
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Drilling advocates continue to plan for seismic surveys in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Supporters of oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge say they are pressing on with plans to conduct seismic surveys in the area to help guide exploration drilling, even though the Biden administration has temporarily halted those and other exploration activities.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

This is part 2 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

This is part 3 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Changes to WV storage tank law would exempt some

A change proposed to the law regulating aboveground storage tanks would exempt certain tanks used by the oil and natural gas industry if approved by the West Virginia Legislature.

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Frank Soos: Alaskans are trapped between our economics and our climate

Alaskans find ourselves torn between our collective dependence on revenue from oil and the environmental damage it is causing.

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Pennsylvania: Beaver County Commissioner testifies before energy subcommittee

The hearing focused on decarbonizing the U.S. energy sector — reducing reliance on fossil fuels to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Camp's comments highlighted the number of jobs supported by both traditional energy and renewables in western Pennsylvania.

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Why drilling the Arctic refuge will release a double dose of carbon

In the renewed debate over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one troubling impact of oil development has been overlooked.

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Pennsylvania: DEP settlement grants public input on shale gas wastewater permits

Negotiated agreement allows public notice and opportunity to comment on 49 proposed wastewater storage, processing and transport operations.

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Richard Parker: Texas could have kept the lights on

Republicans are blaming renewable energy, when it’s the state’s powerful utilities that failed to prepare for the worst.
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Traci Morris: 'Indian Country' is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior

If confirmed, US Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American to run the agency that interacts with tribal nations. But her agenda extends far beyond Indian Country.
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More Ohioans want some say in siting drilling waste injection wells

Residents near injection wells in Ohio fear pollution, noise and earthquakes. Local leaders want some say in where these wells are located.
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

Fractured: About our data

How EHN tested the air, water, and urine of families in Pennsylvania fracking country for harmful chemicals.

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