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Fracking drilling rig in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Not-So-Radical Transparency: An Ineffective and Unnecessary Partnership Between Pennsylvania Governor Shapiro and the Gas Company CNX

CNX’s “radical transparency” data provides incomplete information and heavily downplays the dangers of fracking.

California Must Improve Management of Idle Wells

California’s current regulations under AB 2729 have been inadequate to reduce the state’s counts of idle wells. This issue needs to be addressed immediately, before the state of California is exposed to additional economic risk.

Empowering Colorado Communities: The Importance of the Community Right to Know Act

Communities in Colorado should be immediately informed of oil and gas spills that increase their health risks. Our analysis shows why public health alerts are particularly important for communities located near extraction operations.

FracTracker Alliance Releases Statement Opposing Governor Shapiro’s Agreement With CNX

FracTracker Alliance Executive Director Shannon Smith releases statement in opposition to Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro's agreement with natural gas company CNX.

Oil and Gas Activity Within California Public Health Protection Zones

Assessment shows hundreds of sensitive receptor sites located within 3,200 feet of operational oil and gas wells in California would have been protected if California Senate Bill 1137 had not been challenged by referendum.

The Evolution of Environmental Regulation: A Case Study of Sackett v. EPA

The SCOTUS decision in Sackett v. EPA has significant implications for wetland protection and the future trajectory of environmental regulation in the United States.
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