A victory was scored in the fight against hydraulic fracking in Ohio today when the state Department of Natural Resources announced a suspension of new drilling permits.
On Dec. 8, for the first time, federal environmental experts linked underground water pollution with fracking,
The natural gas industry was promoting the environmentally destructive process known as fracking in the Buckeye State.
Even as scientists around the world continue to warn that the build up of greenhouse gases, especially CO2 from carbon based fuels, is leading to drastic changes in the earth's climate the major international oil and gas cartels continue to pump the substance while the leading governments of the world fail to take meaningful action.
"Sacrifice our water? No fracking way!" inked on the wooden fence in Colton Point State Park, sitting squarely atop one of the world's richest natural gas deposits.
The GOP-dominated Ohio legislature is bent on allowing "fracking" at state parks against the wishes of concerned citizens and environemtal rights groups.
Michigan attitudes appear to reflect the general opinion shared by most Americans.
OAKLAND, Calif. - After a gas pipe explosion devastated a residential neighborhood in a San Francisco suburb Sept. 9, killing at least four residents, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident while state regulators are ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to inspect its entire natural gas transmission system and report how much it is spending on pipeline safety.