hydraulic fracturing

A protestor holds a sign during a demonstration against fracking in California on May 30, 2013.

Maryland Becomes 3rd State to Ban Fracking

The move came after many years of environmental activism.

Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014, near McKittrick, California.

STUDY: In Almost 10 Years, 4 States Saw 6,600+ Spills from Fracking

North Dakota, where the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is almost complete, had the highest number.

A fracking site is situated on the outskirts of town in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016, in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

Case on Federal Regulatory Power Over Fracking on Public Lands Pushed to March

This means that President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will oversee the decision.

Colorlines screenshot of EPA hydraulic fracturing study, taken on December 14, 2016.

EPA Report on Fracking Study Admits Process Impacts Drinking Water

The final assessment differed significantly from a controversial draft released in June 2015.

Protestors hold signs during a demonstration against fracking in California on May 30, 2013, in San Francisco, California.

Bay Area County Snubs Fossil Fuel Industry, Finalizes Fracking Ban

Alameda County is the fifth in California to do so.