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Shell’s Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation for Serious Public Safety Threats

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Shell’s Falcon Pipeline, which is designed to carry ethane to the Shell ethane cracker in Beaver County, PA for plastic production, has been under investigation by federal and state agencies, since 2019.

The fight to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Regulatory actions to open ANWR for drilling in ANWR have significant and potentially grievous implications for Alaska’s Native peoples, and do not bode well for Alaska’s air, water, and landscape, and the biodiverse species such as the Porcupine caribou that call it home.

Kern County’s Drafted EIR Will Increase the Burden for Frontline Communities

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Built on sound data and ample research, FracTracker recommends several measures be taken to protect the health of California's overburdened Frontline Communities.
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California Oil & Gas Setbacks Recommendations Memo

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The purpose of this memo is to recommend guidelines to CalGEM for evaluating the economic value of the social benefits and costs to people and the environment in requiring a 2,500 foot setback for oil and gas drilling (OGD) activities.

Oil and Gas Wells on California State Lands

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The fossil fuel industry has historically taken advantage of…
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Fracking and the 2020 Presidential Election

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Fracking has been raised as an issue that could determine the…

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