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It’s Time to Stop Urban Oil Drilling in Los Angeles

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Oil & gas wells in Los Angeles disproportionately impact marginalized communities, producing dangerous levels of invisible, toxic emissions.

Infrastructure Networks in Texas

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This map illustrates infrastructure networks in Texas and explores how these unseen webs connect us and improve lives, but also carry risks and burdens.
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FracTracker in the Field 2021: the Great Lakes expedition

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In this special one-day fundraiser event, the FracTracker team built a virtual map of energy infrastructure in states around the Great Lakes.
Prison Strike Poster by Melanie Cervantes

California Prisons are Within 2,500’ of Oil and Gas Extraction

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California prisoners are on the frontlines of the environmental justice movement, thousands living within 2,500’ of operational O&G wells.
FracTracker map of proposed Renovo, PA power plant

New power plant proposal called senseless and wasteful by climate groups

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Residents and local advocacy groups are fighting a new power plant in Renovo, PA, planned to be constructed on an abandoned rail yard.

Ongoing Safety Concerns over Shell’s Falcon Pipeline

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Ohio River Valley Groups react to a new safety warning issued by federal regulators to Shell regarding the troubled Falcon Pipeline
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New Neighborhood Drilling Permits Issued While California Fails to Act on Public Health Rules

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California drilling permits continue while Frontline communities and grassroots groups call for an immediate moratorium and 2,500' setback.

The world is watching as bitcoin battle brews in the US

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If Gov. Cuomo wants to lead the nation on climate, he has to address the impacts of proof of work cryptocurrency mining industry in New York.

California Oil & Gas Drilling Permits Drop in Response to Decreased Permit Applications to CalGEM

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As California permit approvals for new oil & gas well drills decrease, Consumer Watchdog urges the Governor to move from fossil fuels.

California Denies Well Stimulation Permits

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California regulators recently denied 21 well stimulation permit applications—a welcomed move in the right direction—but not enough.