FRACKING

INEOS

How Fracking Companies Use Facebook Surveillance to Ban Protest

Oil and gas companies are discrediting activists using social media to justify banning their protests.
Nafeez Ahmed
7.9.18
FRACKING

One Fracking Well Can Suck Up 250,000 Bathtubs' Worth of Water in Less Than a Week

A new study examines the impact of fracking on streams in Arkansas.
Stephen Leahy
1.31.18
what the frack

Fracking in BC Releases 2.5 Times More Methane Than Government Estimates

Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.
Kate Lunau
4.26.17
aftershocks

Scientists Say Fracking Regulations Probably Helped Reduce Manmade Earthquakes

Turns out regulating the industry is actually a pretty good idea.
Knvul Sheikh
3.2.17
Motherboard Blog

New EPA Report Affirms Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

Meanwhile, Trump just appointed Texas governor Rick Perry and oil magnate Rex Tillerson.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.13.16
Standing Rock

'Gasland' Filmmaker on Yesterday's Standing Rock Victory

The Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline, to the celebration of thousands of Standing Rock water protectors.
Sarah Emerson
12.5.16
midwest

Hydraulic Fracking Is Behind Thousands of Earthquakes in the Midwest This Year

Oklahoma has already had seven earthquakes today.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.7.16
climate change

The US Hasn’t Seen Carbon Emissions This Low Since 1991

Thanks to warmer weather and renewable energy, carbon emissions in 2016 were the lowest they’ve been since 1991.
Sarah Emerson
10.18.16
Trump

Trump vs. Clinton: Who's Better on the Environment?

A Motherboard report card.
Sarah Emerson
9.26.16
Oil

Welcome to the Age of Crappy Oil

UK's climate chief says we’re running out of cheap oil, but fossil fuels can still burn the planet.
Nafeez Ahmed
8.18.16
Donald Trump

Why Voters Should Be Concerned About Clinton’s Environmental Promises

A fact check of Clinton’s speeches exposes contradictions between what she says and how she votes.
Sarah Emerson
8.16.16
energy

The EPA Has Fired Shots at Its Own Optimistic Fracking Report

“The EPA did not support quantitatively its conclusions about lack of evidence for widespread, systemic impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.”
Daniel Oberhaus
8.13.16