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Press Releases: Fracking

Press Releases Found: 98
October 10, 2014
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Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process

Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today. This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating broad support for a ban on fracking.

September 23, 2014
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President Obama’s Address at Climate Summit Promises More of the Same

“President Obama’s executive order today, that hinges on the voluntary initiative, the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, is more evidence that his administration is not serious about reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. One does not solve the greatest environmental crisis in our lifetime with half measures and by running interference for the petroleum industry.

September 16, 2014
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Fracking Equals Climate Change

With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems: The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.

August 13, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Amplifies Pressure on the Federal Government to Ban Fracking on Federal Lands

The national advocacy group Food & Water Watch has ramped up pressure on the federal government to act in the public interest, calling on Congress to introduce legislation to ban fracking on all federal and Native American lands. Last year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released proposed rules for drilling and fracking on public lands, which have not yet been finalized.

August 11, 2014
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New Jersey Groups Denounce Frack Waste Ban Veto

Trenton, N.J. (Aug. 8) – The Frack Waste Ban Bill (S1041) was passed by New Jersey’s legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, then it landed on the desk of Governor Chris Christie for his approval. Unfortunately for residents of the state, our drinking water, and the environment the governor vetoed the bill.   The bill prohibits […]

August 4, 2014
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Secret Deal to Pull Ballot Measures Won’t Protect Colorado from Fracking

The eleventh-hour deal struck by Governor Hickenlooper and Representative Polis to pull ballot measures slated for this November will not protect Coloradans from the inherent dangers of fracking.

July 29, 2014
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Pa. Residents with Neglected Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General

Today, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.

July 25, 2014
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Groups Vow to Appeal Ruling on Longmont Fracking Ban

In a ruling issued today, a Colorado state court invalidated a local ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but left the door open for the City of Longmont and environmental groups to file an appeal to overturn a state policy that places the interests of the oil and gas industry over the health and safety of local citizens.

July 23, 2014
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52 Organizations and Calvert County Residents to Governor O’Malley: Safety Assessment for Cove Point LNG Export Facility Needed

Press Release: Residents living closest to the proposed Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility joined with public interest groups for a press conference in Annapolis today, calling on Governor Martin O’Malley to step up for their families and conduct a basic safety study to reveal the risk of danger that an explosion or other catastrophe at the plant would pose to human lives. To date, no federal or state agency has conducted such a study, called a Quantitative Risk Assessment.

July 14, 2014
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On Eve of Cove Point Rally, O’Malley Administration Moves Forward on Fracking in State

“Late on Friday evening, while civil society organizations were preparing for a large rally opposing the Cove Point LNG export terminal, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) submitted the interim final report of ‘Best Management Practices’ that will be used in drafting regulations for fracking in Maryland. Clearly, the Departments timed this move to draw as little scrutiny as possible. This move is further proof that state agencies have already predetermined that fracking is indeed going to happen in Maryland.”

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