Enbridge says it is “surprised and disappointed” by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order this week for state agencies to stop work on a project to build … [more…]
The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The epicenter of that extremely rare earthquake struck near a known fracking operation.
The Wichita Eagle noted from the study that this man-made quake, which hit 40 miles southwest of Wichita … [more…]
NEW ORLEANS — An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history.
Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have … [more…]
In California’s Central Valley, the oil industry has been dumping wastewater into unlined—and under-regulated—ponds, threatening the state’s limited groundwater and the humans who rely on it.
In the winter of 2001, Tom Frantz and a friend were cruising in his pick-up truck along a stretch of Highway 33 in Kern County, California. Known as the Petroleum Highway, this … [more…]
Drillers withheld information on at least one chemical in some 2,500 wells, citing trade secrets
Energy companies in Pennsylvania declined to identify potentially harmful chemicals used for drilling and fracking for natural gas in more than half the wells developed between 2013 and 2017, according to a report released on Tuesday.
The report from the Partnership for Policy Integrity, a Massachusetts nonprofit that does research and advocacy on energy policy, … [more…]