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New York State Closes the Fracking Waste Loophole

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Overview On August 3, 2020, New Yorkers rejoiced in Governor…

Trends in Proposed State Legislation to Weaken Environmental Regulations

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As the oil and gas industry feels pressure from former allies…
Foreign Trade Zone Sign Feature

Industry Targets Peaceful Protest via “Critical Infrastructure” Legislation

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By Ted Auch, PhD, Great Lakes Program Coordinator and Shannon…
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…

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