October 18, 2012 -
An analysis by the environmental watchdog group SkyTruth has found that drilling companies are continuing to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act by using diesel fuels when fracking for natural gas.
September 21, 2012 -
From the health costs of air pollution, to the expense of preparing first responders for dealing with disasters, fracking for natural gas comes at a heavy price to local communities.
August 14, 2012 -
After coming under fire for releasing what it touted as an independent study of fracking's environmental risks that was in fact led by a director of a fracking company, the school appoints a panel to investigate -- and it's chaired by a former director of a gas giant whose fracking operations have been blamed for contaminating groundwater.
August 1, 2012 -
The University of Texas promoted research by a faculty member as an independent study of fracking's environmental hazards -- but it turns out the scientist holds a big financial stake in a fracking company and sits on its board, which he failed to fully disclose. Meanwhile, another conflict-of-interest controversy over fracking arises in North Carolina.
May 24, 2012 -
A report from North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections documents how companies with an interest in legalizing fracking in the state are investing heavily in legislators' campaigns.
April 2, 2012 -
Another forum to let the people weigh in on a proposal to lift the state's ban on the controversial natural-gas drilling technique will take place tonight in Pittsboro, N.C. The hearing was added after large crowds showed up at two earlier forums.
March 27, 2012 -
As North Carolina considers lifting its ban on the controversial natural-gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," a growing body of evidence documents serious public-health threats due to air pollution from such operations, which have already been linked to water contamination.