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  • Legislators Trying to Temporarily Stall California Fracking
    Apr-21-13 Sacramento, CA A California fracking lawsuit initiated at the beginning of the year seeks enforcement of existing California laws that require oversight of an increasingly controversial method of oil and gas extraction. The lawsuit, filed January 24 in Alameda County Superior Court, suggests the required oversight is not happening and that existing law...
  • Hydraulic Fracturing, Fracking Contamination, Hydrofracking, EPA Hydraulic Fracking
    After recent EPA hydraulic fracking reports, hydraulic fracturing water contamination has given rise to fracking contamination lawsuits. Hydraulic fracturing contamination has possible cancer links: environmentalists and the public are concerned that fracking chemicals from hydrofracking can compromise the quality of drinking water from wells locat...
  • New York State to Permanently Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in 2015
    Dec-22-14 New York, NY Opponents of fracking and those concerned over the health effects of hydraulic fracturing water contamination and similar issues are applauding a decision by the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in the state of New York. At a press conference December 17, Cuomo noted that potential health issues and risks to...
  • Celebs Join Fracking Fight
    Jan-16-14 Youngsville, NY “Debra Winger and Mark Ruffalo have been integral to our fight against fracking , and the anti-fracking celeb list is gaining momentum in large part because of them,” says Ramsay Adams, Founder and Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, an environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the Catskill Region in New Yo...
  • The Case against Fracking: Forensic Chemist Weighs In
    Jul-7-13 Denver, CO From a scientist’s point of view, the biggest problem we face with fracking is that we don’t know what is exactly being put into the ground and what is coming back out. So why doesn’t the public know? Forensic chemist Gregory Marsh says it is mainly due to lack of regulations and because of corporate proprietary formulation...
  • From Gavel to Shackles: Celeb and Sierra Club Protest Fracking
    Aug-20-13 San Francisco, CA The Sierra Club, along with the Center for Biological Diversity filed a fracking lawsuit this past April on the heels of a legal victory against fracking and drilling on public lands. About 17,000 acres in Monterey, San Benito and Fresno counties are in dispute. On its website , Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club...
  • Water Contamination Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Alarmingly, water contamination is increasing, causing harm to thousands and thousands of people and the environment. Environmental laws are in place to protect us and environmental law policy prohibits the dumping of toxic waste or other hazardous materials in our lakes, rivers, streams, and public land. But new chemicals used in fracking by natura...
  • California Hydraulic Fracturing Water Contamination
    Lawsuits have been filed alleging California hydraulic fracturing water contamination has affected surrounding water systems, potentially leading to illness in nearby residents. Hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) has been linked in reports to environmental damage and this hydraulic fracturing contamination in California is believed to be li...
  • “Frack Hack” Diagnosis: Fracking Lawsuit
    Feb-18-13 Kerrville, TX Last summer Dustin complained of chest pains to his doctor after a long stint working on a hydraulic fracking site in south Texas. Dustin had also developed “frack hack,” which his pulmonologist attributes to his exposure to fracking chemicals. Dustin, age 36, explains how he is exposed to hydraulic fracturing chemicals. &l...
  • Hydraulic Fracking Hits the Big Screen
    Jan-16-13 Hollywood, CA: The debate surrounding hydraulic fracturing water contamination elevates to a new pitch this month with the release of two films, one a presumed blockbuster from the fertile minds of actors Matt Damon and John Krasinski, and the other a documentary that appears to support the ideals behind fracking and debunks many of the concerns of cri...
  • Fracking and Legal Recourse: Attorney Weighs In
    Sep-25-12 Bradford County, PA Depending upon how you look at it, fracking may be good news--if it doesn’t affect you personally. It helps with the global climate because burning gas emits less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than burning coal. And by supplying 30 percent of America’s natural gas, it’s arguably better for national security. B...
  • New Earthquake-Fracking Lawsuits?
    Jul-6-14 Bokoshe, OK Recent evidence from a number of scientists indicate that earthquakes in the US, including the largest quakes that occurred in Central Oklahoma, are linked to fracking , which will likely spur earthquake-fracking lawsuits against the oil and gas industry. In the journal Science (July of 2013), the United States Geological Survey (US...
  • Ohio Links Fracking to Earthquakes
    Apr-21-14 Columbus, OH Many people who live near hydraulic fracking sites already have concerns about the risk of groundwater and surface water contamination. They worry about whether there is a risk to their health when fracking chemicals make their way into nearby water. Now, they may also have legitimate concerns about the risk that fracking causes earthquake...
  • California Ocean Fracking: Another Fraccident Waiting to Happen?
    Oct-15-13 Sacramento, CA There may be more hydraulic fracking sites in Pennsylvania or West Virginia than California, but Californians face another threat: oil and gas companies are fracking just offshore California’s coast. The oil and gas industry has fracked at least a dozen times in the past three years in state waters near Long Beach, accordin...
  • What Lies Beyond Asbestos Drilling Mud?
    Jun-26-13 Washington, DC While there are always risks associated with various industrial activities such as manufacturing, mining and drilling, less-obvious hazards often prove to pose the most risk. With drilling, for oil and gas, the use of drilling mud has evolved to an alleged silent killer due to use of asbestos in the mud itself. Drilling mud is used to cool d...
  • Recipe for Fracking Soup Is a Mystery
    Mar-7-11 Glenwood Springs, CO Anyone watching the Oscars on February 27 may have missed the significance of Gasland , an Oscar-nominated documentary about the process of fracking and the impact the process allegedly has on grown water supplies. Most attention is focused on the winners, not the nominees. However, individuals whose water taps can instantly be tu...
  • Fracking Company Sent Packing
    Sep-25-13 Rockingham County, VA Rockingham County had a problem. A hydro-fracking company had leased a swath of land. Residents were concerned that fracking for natural gas in their backyards would jeopardize their health, their water and land, and the local infrastructure. But the community rallied together and sent the oil and gas company packing. How...
  • Oil and Gas - Oil and Gas Accidents, Oil and Gas Law - LawyersAndSettlements.com
    Oil and Gas workers are subject to some of the most hazardous industrial conditions in the US. Serious injuries and fatalities occur too often from an oil accident or gas accident. Oil and gas attorneys ensure that gas and oil companies are held accountable for oil drilling accidents and oil field accidents . People employed by gas and oil com...
  • Famous Musician Weighs In On Hydraulic Fracking
    Sep-6-12 New York, NY While the merits and risks of hydraulic fracturing water contamination have been debated for years by proponents from both sides of the contentious issue, a new voice has entered the fray: Sean Lennon, the musician son of Yoko Ono and the late John Lennon. Writing in an op-ed (opinion / editorial) piece in the New York Times last month, L...
  • California Environmental Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    California is increasingly subjected to environmental disasters , from the discharge of toxic chemicals into water we drink to gas leaks contaminating the air we breathe. Oil spills causing coastal water damage have impacted the livelihood and property values of countless Californians. Consequently, citizens and communities are filing gas well lawsuits...
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