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Fracking news and analysis from The Nation
December 8, 2015
Once Again, California Leads the Way
Governor Jerry Brown leads in tackling catastrophic climate change.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 8, 2015
Are Disaster Movies Predicting Our Future?
The latest IPCC report suggests that sudden climate catastrophes with irreversible consequences may not be as improbable as we once thought.
Michael T. Klare
September 25, 2015
This Tattooed, Head-shaven, Straight-talking Mayor Wants to Be the Next Senator From Pennsylvania
John Fetterman talks inequality, immigration, drug legalization, same-sex marriage, “bittergate,” and how to revive post-industrial America.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 9, 2015
Meet the New York State Community That’s Standing Up to Big Energy
The Crestwood corporation wants to build a massive fracking hub in Seneca Lake—but residents won't let that happen without a fight.
November 10, 2014
Are Fracking Workers Being Poisoned on the Job?
A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.
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October 13, 2014
How a Small Town in North Dakota Became One of America’s ‘Truly Elite’ Oil Fields
Thanks in part to Williston, North Dakota, the United States surpassed Saudi Arabia in total oil and gas production, making the nation the number one consumer and producer of fossil fuels.
June 18, 2014
If Jerry Brown Is So Green, Why Is He Allowing Fracking in California?
The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.
August 15, 2013
Is Fracking a Necessary Evil?
Despite the ills of fracking, the Obama administration claims more natural gas is part of the solution to climate change.
May 2, 2013
Fracking Ourselves to Death in Pennsylvania
Farming communities are being turned into huge, open-air laboratories by energy companies—with ordinary people serving as guinea pigs.