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PA attorney general 43rd grand jury report on environmental crimes

PA Grand Jury on Environmental Crimes Reveals Regulatory Failures

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For the past two years, a grand jury empaneled by Pennsylvania…

Systematic Racism in Kern County Oil and Gas Permitting Ordinance

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Kern County, California has approved at least 18,356 illegal…
Map of New 2020 Fracking Permits in California

California, Back in Frack

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California is once again a fracked state. The moratorium on well…
Petrochemical development in the Houston, Texas areaPhoto by Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, with aerial support by LightHawk

COVID-19 and the oil & gas industry

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COVID-19 and the oil and gas industry are at odds. Air pollution…
Early Construction (2016) of Shell Ethane Cracker in Monaca, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

House Bill 1100: What you need to know

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Pennsylvania’s House Bill 1100, sponsored by state Rep. Mike…
California Governor Gavin Newsom looks at surface expression oil spills

Governor Newsom Must Do More to Address the Cause of Oil Spill Surface Expressions

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Chevron and other oil and gas companies in western Kern County…

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