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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 December 2016 Contact: Danielle Filson, [email protected], 646-335-0443 BREAKING: EPA Confirms Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water EPA Heeds Recommendations of its Science Advisory Board and Acknowledges the Science that Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water The EPA today finalized its five-year report on fracking’s impacts to drinking water resources following the EPA Science Advisory Board’s […]
Statement by Mark Ruffalo on Behalf of Americans Against Fracking: “Congratulations to the Ely and Hubert families for winning in federal court today against Cabot Oil and Gas for poisoning their water from drilling and fracking operations. Drilling and fracking are contaminating water throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States and it’s now time for […]
Actor and Advisory Board member of Americans Against Fracking, Mark Ruffalo issued the following statement: “Governor Cuomo’s veto of Port Ambrose today is what real national leadership on climate change looks like. Following Governor Cuomo’s wise decision to listen to the science by banning fracking – keeping fossil fuels in the ground – New Yorkers […]
Washington, D.C. (Thursday, October 22, 2015) — Today, representatives from Breast Cancer Action, Courage Campaign, CREDO, Center for Biological Diversity, Daily Kos, Deluge, Environment America, Environmental Action, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, National Nurses United, The Other 98%, People Demanding Action, People for the American Way, Presente.org and Progressive Democrats of America gathered outside […]
Data on over 10,000 pregnancies in Pennsylvania from 2009 to 2013 show odds of premature births increase 40 percent when expectant mothers live in heavily fracked communities Washington, DC — In peer-reviewed research published last week in Epidemiology, a high-impact public health journal, scientists from Johns Hopkins, Brown, UC-San Francisco and UC-Berkeley reported that shale gas drilling, […]
Washington, D.C. — On Earth Day, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), members of the Safe Climate Caucus, introduced the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902. The legislation is the strongest anti-fracking bill introduced in Congress to date and would ban fracking on public lands. “Our national parks, forests and public […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized rules regulating the practice of hydraulic fracturing – commonly called fracking – on public lands. As the BLM itself admits, this rule advances the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy policy, which aims to expand domestic oil and gas production. Even though BLM has […]
More Than 40 National, State and Local Organizations Delivers Letter to Governor O’Malley Washington, D.C. – Today, Americans Against Fracking, along with over 40 leading national, state, and grassroots organizations, delivered a letter to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s office condemning his decision to lift the moratorium on fracking in Maryland. The signatories include Progressive Democrats […]
Washington, D.C. – On the public comment deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed power plant rules, Americans Against Fracking, a national coalition to ban fracking, delivered a letter from over 250 environmental, health, labor and consumer protection groups, along with over 200,000 comments criticizing the rules for incentivizing fracked natural gas. You can […]
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch on Behalf of Americans Against Fracking Washington, DC – In response to today’s joint announcement between the United States and China to reduce their countries’ respective carbon emissions, Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch released the following statement on behalf of Americans Against Fracking: […]
Comes After EPA Closed Investigation Into Contaminated Water, Refused to Meet with Affected Residents Philadelphia, PA – As President Obama heads to Philadelphia to speak at a Tom Wolf campaign event, local and national advocates called for the President’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure Pennsylvanians have safe drinking water and to stop ignoring meeting […]