How To Make Natural Gas More Climate-Friendly

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We have the technology to clean up fracking, but we can’t trust industry to use it voluntarily.

These Members of Congress Are Bankrolled by the Fracking Industry

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A new report finds that the industry is giving out “gushers” of money, mainly to congressional Republicans.

CHARTS: US Carbon Emissions Are Dropping

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The latest government stats show that planet-warming emissions have fallen in 5 of the last 7 years.

A Texan Tragedy: Ample Oil, No Water

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Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty.

Confirmed: Fracking Triggers Quakes and Seismic Chaos

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A new study in Science links tremors near Midwest injection sites with huge quakes thousands of miles away.

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