Search Results for Fracking
Oil and gas development, including fracking, near streams and rivers can have a number of impacts. These include pollution of surface and groundwater, sedimentation of streams from construction of roads and well pads, dewatering of streams, and displacement of wildlife. Heavy machinery, trucks and other buildings and equipment turn pristine and scenic areas into industrial… Read more
This year Montana’s Middle Fork Flathead River was named as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, even though it is protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Oil train derailments threaten both the river and surrounding communities.
April 11, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145 www.AmericanRivers.org/MostEndangeredRivers (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, identifying ten rivers facing urgent threats and critical decisions this year. The list highlights the dangers Trump Administration budget cuts pose to rivers and communities nationwide. Number one on this… Read more
The Virginia legislature and local municipalities must maintain and, where necessary, establish strong natural gas regulations and zoning to protect communities, river health and clean water.
Public lands and rivers are an essential part of what it means to be American. Our public lands should stay public and intact.
Two of America’s original Wild and Scenic rivers have been protected from a major threat.
Rivers connect us all. Despite different challenges we all face, rivers and water bring us together and support all of our lives.
Gene Counts has been defending against threats to the Russell Fork River for decades. This is the story of how the Friends of the Russell Fork came into being.
Conservation groups have filed an intent to sue Drummond Company for illegally discharging waste from the Maxine Mine in Alabama. An ongoing battle aims to reduce the harmful impacts of mining in the Black Warrior River Basin.
Guido protects rivers for a living, but when a proposed mine threatens the river his family has recreated on for decades, it hits too close to home.
Energy Development and Water The nation’s most drought-stressed areas also happen to be some of the prime areas for fracking. According to a report by Ceres, Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers, 97 percent of the wells in Colorado and 96 percent of the wells in California were in dry areas…. Read more
Yuba: An Enduring Sierra Classic The Yuba River is a California classic. In the best sense, that includes the giant, polished granite boulders and emerald green water that creates cascades perfect for whitewater paddlers during high spring flows, transforming to idyllic swimming holes in the warm summer months. Rising on the eastern border of the… Read more