The Link Between Fracking and Oklahoma’s Quakes Keeps Getting Stronger

A man in Sparks, Oklahoma, picks through rubble from his home following an earthquake in 2011. Sue Ogrocki/AP

The number of quakes has exploded alongside the gas boom, yet officials say the events are “natural.”

Is Your Local Fracking Company Breaking the Rules? You’ll Probably Never Know

A fracking rig in Pennsylvania. Charles Mostoller/ZUMA

Just three states have readily accessible databases of violations by oil and gas companies.

Climate Hawks Are Not Impressed by Obama’s Methane Plan


Environmental groups say the new emissions rules don’t go far enough.

Forget the Oil Industry’s Methane. Obama Should Crack Down on Cows Instead.


The president shouldn’t have started his war on methane with the fossil fuels sector.

How Much Fracking Is Happening in the Gulf of Mexico?

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A new lawsuit seeks to find out.


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