MD Releases Health Impact Study

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released on June 28 its Marcellus Shale Public Health Report to a crowd of 50 attendees at Garrett College.  The report concluded that health dangers from fracking include potential contamination from fracking fluid and increased truck traffic and its associated pollution. The report included a series of… More »


Lawmakers Address Surge in OK Quakes

Researchers from Cornell University published in the journal Science a report on the “Sharp increase in central Oklahoma seismicity since 2008 induced by massive wastewater injection.” Researchers concluded that they found earthquakes could be induced as far as 19 miles from the injection well, much farther than the current range of 3 miles used to… More »


Loveland, CO Votes Down Fracking Moratorium

On Tuesday night, Loveland, CO voters struck down a proposed moratorium on fracking that would have lasted two years. The measure was defeated by about 900 votes, with more than 20,000 ballots cast overall. Loveland is the sixth city in Colorado to vote on fracking restrictions but the first to defeat such a measure. The… More »


NC Town to Zone Out Fracking

State legislation recently signed by Governor McCrory that nullifies local fracking bans has forced some North Carolina towns to explore other legislative avenues to limit the practice. In Creedmoor, NC, Mayor Darryl Moss and other town officials speculate that the manipulation of zoning laws could be the next best option for localities looking to ban… More »