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New Report: Fracking Failures

Fracking harms the environment and human health. Even when fracking companies follow the rules, it’s a dirty, dangerous industry. But they regularly break the rules, increasing the damage. Fracking Failures: Oil and Gas Industry Environmental Violations in Pennsylvania and What They Mean for the U.S. documents fracking violations in Pennsylvania, showing that all types of fracking companies are offenders: big multinationals, small, locally-owned firms, and even companies that promise to exceed safety standards. (1/27/15) (Photo credit: Chuck Anderson, Earth And Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State University.)

Other Recent Highlights

  • Worked with Transportation for Massachusetts to produce The Next MassDOT, a blueprint of transportation policy for the incoming administration of Governor Charlie Baker. 
  • Huffington Post published Jeff Inglis's piece about the fact that increasing domestic oil production does not create American energy independence. True energy independence means getting off of oil entirely.
  • NPR's Marketplace show interviewed Tony Dutzik about how much less Americans are driving, and in its "6 charts [that] show our love affair with cars could be over" story online, used three Frontier Group charts.
  • Our Star Power report, about the enormous promise of solar energy, was covered on the Washington Post's Wonkblog and in USA Today.
  • The Chicago Tribune cited our Highway Boondoggles report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund in editorializing against the $1.3 billion Illiana Parkway. The report also sparked debate about controversial highway projects in Arizona and Texas.