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Amid Water Crises, Deadline Approaches for DEC on Fracking Waste

September 13, 2016 • Earthworks and partners
Albany – Legislators and environmental organizations called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to complete his commitment to ban fracking, and to protect New York’s clean water, by directing his Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to ban disposal and road spreading of… More »

Comments on NY Part 360 Series regulations, Solid Waste Management Facilities

September 13, 2016 • Earthworks

Waste Dangers: Why New York needs to change how it manages oil & gas waste

August 26, 2016 • Earthworks
Media Releases

Groups Sue EPA Over Dangerous Drilling and Fracking Waste

May 4, 2016 • Earthworks | NRDC | Environmental Integrity Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of community and environmental organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today calling for regulations to stop oil and gas companies from disposing and handling drilling and fracking wastes in ways that threaten public health and the environment.

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Request for Information on Trends, Developments and Challenges for IMO’s Strategic Framework for 2018-2023

January 11, 2016 • Friends of the Earth International

Texas Oil and Gas Flaring

August 31, 2015 • Clare E. Miller

If it walks and talks like a duck…Time to stop NY frack waste!

June 3, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor

For several years, New York made headlines by continuing to delay (and delay…) the decision whether to allow shale gas development. Then the state made history last December by saying no because the risks to health and the environment were too great. 

Yet it’s impossible to escape the reach of the national shale gas and oil boom. Even with a prohibition on production, New York has to wrestle with a growing stream of waste coming across state borders (as well as an expanding spider web of infrastructure and oil trains). 


The Gift that Keeps on Giving: North Dakota Radioactive Waste

April 15, 2015 • Deborah Thomas
As North Dakota officials try and determine how to regulate and dispose of the Bakken’s radioactive fracking waste, the sea of contamination gets deeper by the day. According to representatives at the North Dakota Dept. of Health, new rules regulating… More »