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Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking

The new Food & Water Watch report Take Back the Tap: The Big Business Hustle of Bottled Water details the deceit and trickery of the bottled water industry. Here’s one more angle to consider: The bottled water business is closely tied to fracking.

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There's a Looming 'Existential Threat' to New Orleans That Should Frighten Every Sane American

With the New Orleans city council set to vote Thursday on the future of Entergy's new fracked gas power plant—a $210 million gas-fired peaking power plant in New Orleans East—filmmaker/activist Josh Fox is calling on concerned citizens to stand up and join what he called in a recent email a "crucial fight for environmental justice." He described the proposed plant, which would expose residents to many of the same health risks as living next to fracking wells, as "an existential threat" to New Orleans.

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Why Fracking Is a Symptom of the Eco-Destructive Neoliberal Order - and a Serious Human Rights Issue

[Editor's note: This article was originally published by the Center for Humans and Nature as part of their Questions for a Resilient Future series: Does fracking violate human rights? To read more responses to this question and to share your thoughts, click here.]

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Risk Assessments of Fracking Focus on Environmental Impacts, but Miss the Human Rights Implications

[Editor's note: This article was originally published by the Center for Humans and Nature as part of their Questions for a Resilient Future series: Does fracking violate human rights? To read more responses to this question and to share your thoughts, click here.]

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We Are Drowning in Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

We are choking the planet in plastic. Everything from wasteful water bottles to grocery shopping bags are polluting our waterways, and endangering marine life and the natural environment. It’s fair to say that even the most casual news consumer has probably encountered a Facebook post, TV report, or radio segment about the garbage patches in the Pacific Ocean. 

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America Dumps Its Fracking Waste in My Ohio Town

My southeastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby is a hot ticket, Walmart is the biggest store, and people in the surrounding villages must often drive for 30 minutes to grocery shop.

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Florida Is on Verge of Fracking Ban, Would Join Maryland, New York and Vermont (Video)

Last year, we saw a historic win for people power when Maryland passed a statewide fracking ban under a Republican Governor. While support for a ban in the Sunshine State has always been strong, it looks like this year could be the year Florida joins Maryland, New York, and Vermont for a full statewide ban.

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5 Million Gallons of Freshwater Used to Frack a Single Gas Well

A lot has been said about the toxic slurry of fracking fluids and its impact on water quality, but what about the millions of gallons of water that's sucked up by the drilling process and its impact on water quantity?

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A Fracking Company Is Suing a Victim of Its Own Pollution for Speaking Out (Video)

Cabot Oil & Gas, a petroleum, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas, has filed a $5 million lawsuit against water pollution victim Ray Kemble and his lawyers for speaking out about his polluted water well.

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House Science Committee: Russia Secretly Backed Anti-Fracking Campaigns

As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government, a pair of House Republicans are hoping to inspire a Russia investigation of their own.

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Fracking Has an Enormous Radioactive Waste Problem - Just Ask Kentucky

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is likely how your home gets cooled and water gets heated. But the unconventional oil and gas extraction method, currently booming across the U.S. and a cornerstone of President Trump’s energy agenda, is also behind an often-untold but growing problem: radioactive drilling waste.

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