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Coal ash waste pond. Most are unlined and nearly all contaminate groundwater

Toxic Coal Ash Waste Is Contaminating U.S. Groundwater

Over 95 percent of U.S. coal ash ponds are unlined. Nearly all of them are leaking toxins into groundwater that is considered safe to drink by the EPA.

The fight against fracking at a Manhattan protest

The New Front Lines of the Fight Against Fracking

The front lines of the fight over hydraulic fracturing -or “fracking” – are being drawn at the lowest political levels. Fracking involves detonating explosions deep underground and then pumping large volumes of chemical laced water at high pressure into these wells. More than 1,000 chemicals have already been identified as those commonly used in the drilling process. According to a…

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Fracking operations like this pose a hazard to human and ecosystem health

Whats the Fracking Problem?

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has been associated with water contamination, global warming-causing air pollution, health problems, falling property values and even earthquakes. Each year fracking pumps billions of gallons of water and chemicals deep underground under high pressure to force open cracks and release natural gas. Natural Gas Fracking Problems Exposed According to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the chemicals used in fracking fluids…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Fracking: Poisoned Water vs. Jobs; Wind Industry Makes Its Case; Spinning Oil Prices; Ending Big Oil Subsidies, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Fracking in Europe is having mixed reactions. In Poland the first well is in operation and the groundwater is still perfectly clean. Maybe if you don’t pollute the ground most people wouldn’t have a problem fracking, but in places like Ohio people feel like they…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: New York Decides on Fracking; Australia Seeks Tax on Polluters; Water and Weather in the U.S., and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Australian Government is allowing Shell Oil Company to explore for oil near an environmental reserve. It would only take one spill to ruin an environment populated by endangered species. The Australian Government is also trying to impose a carbon tax on big polluters – $18…

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