water pollution

300,000 Without Water After Coal Industry Chemical Spill In W. Virginia
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declares a state of emergency after spill contaminates Elk River, "Only safe use is to flush or put out fire." Read more...
'Elves' Protest Fracking On Illinois Governor's Lawn
Activists in costume erected fake oil drill at Governor Quinn's Northwest Side Chicago home. Read more...
Utilizing tricky legal loopholes, Transcanada used NWP 12 to push through Keystone XL's southern half in February 2012, calling each half acre segment of Keystone XL's southern half a "single and complete project." Read more...
California's Fracking Regulatory Bill: Less Than Zero
"Telling someone when you're going to frack, where you're going to frack and what chemicals you will use, is like a murderer telling you he's going to shoot you on your front porch at noon tomorrow using an AK-47." "At the end of the day, you're still dead." Read more...
Fracking Settlement: Children, 7 And 10, Face 'Lifetime Gag Order'
Range Resources paid approximately $750,000 to Stephanie and Christopher Hallowich of Mt. Pleasant Township for their 10-acre home after a Marcellus Shale wells and compressor station set up shop next door, and the couple became frightened of potential impacts on their children's health. Read more...

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55 Arrested At Keystone XL Pipeline Protest
Fifty-five people were arrested in Washington during a protest Friday against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which opponents contend would encourage exploitation of Canadian oil sands and contribute to environmentally damaging climate change. Read more...
Protesters In Balcombe Halt Shale Gas Operation
Guardian reporter Rob Booth spoke with anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex, on Friday shortly before their demonstration prevented the arrival of essential shale gas drilling parts. Read more...
When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike. Read more...
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. Read more...
Hulking, pitch-black mounds resembling coal have grown exponentially in the last week along the banks of the Detroit River in southwest Detroit, prompting concern about potential pollution from residents and legislators on both sides of the river. Read more...