EPA

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

A Good Day for Public Health and the Climate

May 12, 2016

Today is a good day for public health and the climate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever national limits on dangerous methane pollution spewed by the oil and gas industry.

Photo by Kim Gaddy

From Portland, Oregon to Washington DC: Clean Air and Ports that’s the Ticket

February 23, 2016

By Amy Goldsmith, State Director, Clean Water Action. Follow on Twitter.

Solid as a rock

Rooted like a tree

I am here

Standing strong

In my rightful place

Pumpjacks with a methane flare in the background. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Attempts to Soften Scientists’ Critiques of EPA’s Study Come Up Short

February 22, 2016

The oil and gas industry inside game is alive and well in 2016. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Panel is out again with another draft of its report on EPA’s fracking and drinking water Assessment.

Fracking operations in North Dakota

Just Released Fracking Study is First Step in “Putting Drinking Water First”

June 4, 2015

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil & Gas on Drinking Water Resources. For anyone who cares about drinking water, this is big news. The Assessment includes literature review and new research on dozens of topics related to how fracking threatens drinking water.

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