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Reaction mixed to environmental grand jury findings

A statewide grand jury investigating environmental and health impacts of the shale gas industry heard testimony that some children exposed to emissions from those operations develop a painful condition that looks like alligator skin and is common enough to get its own nickname: "frack rash."

‘We’re fighting for our lives down here’

Should the oil industry have access to tens of millions of barrels a year for fracking operations or should the aquifer be conserved for local residents?

Fracking firms fail, rewarding executives and raising climate fears

Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left to taxpayers.

Pandemic's greenhouse gas cut comes with high cost

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 18 percent from March 15 to June 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at Rhodium Group. But there's a cost.

Group hopes grand jury report will put health at center of fracking debate

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.

Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

Legal and financial snarls for three major pipelines are signs of a shifting landscape for fossil fuel infrastructure.

A legal victory for landowners fighting pipelines

A federal appeals court said the agency in charge of interstate pipelines cannot indefinitely delay landowners appeals of pipeline projects.

Is this the end of oil and gas pipelines?

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

Rosa Galvez: Canada also has an environmental racism problem

If we seek real action against systemic racism in Canada, we can no longer ignore the interplay of racial and environmental justice and the role of policing communities of colour in order to enable irresponsible polluting corporations.

John Hickenlooper pledges climate action after beating Green New Deal supporter in primary

Environmental issues will play a big role in the race against Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats roll out climate change plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) on Tuesday unveils Democrats' ambitious climate proposals, aiming for net zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.

Democrats detail a climate agenda tying environment to racial justice

The policy road map, expected on Tuesday, could guide the party if it gains control of Congress and the White House in November.

Chesapeake Energy, a shale pioneer, files for bankruptcy protection

The company helped turn the United States into a gas exporter but became known for an illegal scheme to suppress the price of oil and gas leases.
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