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Our Environmental Protection Agency doesn't seem to mention that Fracking is Exempt from the Clean Water Act? Natural Gas Extraction - Hydraulic Fracturing

Exempt you ask? The Halliburton Loophole

​Did the exemption get closed? 

H.R. 1482: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2015 

Odds of passing?  Prognosis Details

This bill has a . . .
4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Hmm, I wonder why...  (Maybe we all know):  

5 Ways the Fracking Boom Changes Politics

The Texas town that banned fracking (and lost)

This water may not be safe to drink:

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley - Penn. town blames contaminated water on fracking

In our past, the water was being polluted:

More Environmental News under Trump Administration:

Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy Department

​​NATO joins the Pentagon in deeming climate change a threat multiplier

​​Who's Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military

​​Trump's Paris Climate Accord Indecision

​​Plain Talk: We'll pay the piper for attacks on environment

​​ExxonMobil is trying to fend off a shareholder rebellion over climate change

Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Climate Agreement

Trump may doubt climate change, but Pentagon sees it as a ‘threat multiplier’

Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

​​Trump misunderstood MIT climate research, university officials say trolls Trump's climate decision

​​After Trump's Paris announcement, EPA chief ducks question on climate change

​Donald Trump has ditched the world in favor of Big Oil's titans​

​​Donald Trump has tweeted climate change skepticism 115 times. Here's all of it.

​​Louisville mayor signs letter supporting Paris agreement with 150 other mayors

​​Why are so many CEOs bashing Trump over the Paris accord? Money and public opinion

​World leaders close ranks on climate change: 'Paris agreement cannot be renegotiated'

​​Trump’s Paris decision was an accidental call to action

​​#TotalLoser: Environmentalists Deride Trump’s Climate Deal Decision

Trump should hear South Florida on climate change pact | Editorial

Trump’s Paris climate agreement speech, annotated by an expert in energy and foreign policy

GOP's tortured history of rage against the environment

Scientists stunned by Antarctic rainfall and a melt area bigger than Texas

​​Want to Squash Science? Follow Pruitt’s Lead at the EPA

The radical idea behind Trump’s EPA rollbacks

​​EPA just gave notice to dozens of scientific advisory board members that their time is up

E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show

​Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize

Trump, EPA Move to Rescind Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule

The rate of sea level rise increased 50% in the last two decades, new study finds

​Science groups ask Trump to retain advisory board integrity

​​The E.P.A.’s Dangerous Anti-Regulatory Policies

The scary future predictions we can’t ignore

Science division of White House office left empty as last staffers depart

Pruitt will launch program to 'critique' climate science

​​E.P.A. to Give Dissenters a Voice on Climate, No Matter the Consensus

​Satellite temperature data, leaned on by climate change doubters, revised sharply upward

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

​EPA's Pruitt moves to roll back over 30 environmental regulations in record time

Good News!   Federal appeals court orders the EPA to move ahead with Obama-era methane rule

Court Invalidates EPA Rollback of Methane Pollution Protections​​

See What Happens to Your City if We Don't Stop Climate Change

​​Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence

Sen. Franken eviscerates Trump’s ‘red-team’ plan to undermine climate science

The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

​​Sen. Tom Carper uses giant iceberg to melt Pruitt's climate debate idea

Massive iceberg nearly the size of Delaware breaks off Antarctica

​​Did Trump’s EPA Chief Just Say His Mission Is to Dismantle the Agency?

Republicans brewing Russian scandal to target greens

​​Experts slam Trump administration’s flawed analysis for repealing water pollution rule

​​Finnish Icebreaker Sets Record for Earliest Northwest Passage Crossing

It’s Not Your Imagination.  Summers Are Getting Hotter.

How Climate Change Impacts Congressional Districts Over Next 80 Years

​​Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

White House reviewing new report that finds strong link between climate change, human activity

​Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say

E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal

Trump disbands federal advisory panel on climate change: report

Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base

​​Did Climate Change Intensify Hurricane Harvey?​​

From 2005:    Models show 'massive devastation' in Houston

​​Scott Pruitt is leaving a toxic trail at EPA after only 6 months on the job

WOW! The EPA issues a Press Release attacking an Associated Press reporter but does not refute the actual facts in his story! Here is the story   AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area and here is the EPA Press Release:    EPA Response To The AP's Misleading Story   Unbelievable!!!!

The Specter of Climate Change Hangs Over Hurricane Harvey

Miami’s mayor on Hurricane Irma: ‘If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is’

Tampa Bay’s coming storm

Scott Pruitt says it’s not the time to talk climate change. For him, it never is.

​​How A Warm Winter Destroyed 85 Percent Of Georgia’s Peaches

Irma, and the Rise of Extreme Rain

Court rules Obama administration did not overreach in fracking rule

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it might be 'too late' to recover from climate change

E.P.A. Chief’s Calendar: A Stream of Industry Meetings and Trips Home

Trump Takes a First Step Toward Scrapping Obama’s Global Warming Policy

Trump EPA nominee refuses to recuse himself from cases involving chemical companies he worked for

Less than 1% of EPA administrator's meetings are with environmental groups

EPA IG expands probe into Scott Pruitt's travel

Lawmakers urge investigation into Scott Pruitt’s ‘privacy booth’ as part of pattern of misconduct

Trump nominates coal lobbyist to help lead Environmental Protection Agency

Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide each year

Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

‘Let us do our job’: Anger erupts over EPA’s apparent muzzling of scientists


Senate Committee Advances Controversial Trump EPA Nominee

EPA chief set to meet privately with chemical industry execs

The Earth’s ozone hole is shrinking and is the smallest it has been since 1988

Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed

How Coal Giant Peabody's Ideas Ended Up in Trump's Coal Study

A behind-the-scenes look at Scott Pruitt's dysfunctional EPA

Exclusive: EPA's Pruitt vows to continue rolling back rules despite alarming climate report

Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners.

One of the EPA's newest science experts thinks ‘modern air’ is too clean to breathe

Trump Nominee Kathleen Hartnett White Ignores Climate Change In Her Own Backyard

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California

Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds

​Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later



Fracking 101: The basics on the oil and gas industry's most-debated technology

December 13, 2017  -  Babies born near fracking sites face low birth weight, new study finds


March 27, 2017 - BIG NEWS!   Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban

November 6, 2016!  USGS: 5.0-magnitude earthquake rattles Oklahoma

​​​Oklahoma Is Now as Much of an Earthquake Risk as California

September 3, 2016:  Newsflash!  

Oklahoma rocked by one of its biggest earthquakes in history

Does this chart match this FAQ?  I can't reconcile the two, can you?  Oh!  "Fracking is NOT causing most of the induced earthquakes. Wastewater disposal is the primary cause of the recent increase in earthquakes in the central United States."  So it isn't the fracking that is the problem, it is what is left over and has to be thrown away that is the cause? Remind me against what is creating the wastewater?  

Wait! What about Oklahoma University Professors on this? Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail

BUT  -  How Man-made Earthquakes Could Cripple the U.S. Economy

Hmm?  NEW PIECE: Deep Look at How EPA Nominee Pruitt Teamed up with Poultry Industry Pollutors/Campaign Donors in Oklahoma

​​Under Trump, E.P.A. Has Slowed Actions Against Polluters, and Put Limits on Enforcement Officers

These are the melting glaciers that might someday drown your city, according to NASA

Venezuela is losing its last glacier

​​​​​​​'War on the EPA': How Fossil Fuel Industry Executed 'Hostile Takeover' of Key Agency

Trump’s EPA issues damning analysis of his effort to get rid of Obama’s climate plan

THE TRUMP EFFECT - Tracking the impact of the president’s policies

E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule

​What Drives Climate Change Denial? Campaign Donations and Lobbying

Sidelining Science Since Day One

Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains

Five Climate Truths Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand

​​​Hell and High Water    

Sorry deniers, even satellites confirm record global warming

War on the EPA       Pruitt: Scientists receiving federal grants will be cut from EPA advising roles

Now we have a moral duty to talk about climate change

Massive iceberg nearly the size of Delaware breaks off Antarctica  


Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence  and  Did Trump’s EPA Chief Just Say His Mission Is to Dismantle the Agency?  Yes   EPA won’t be able to do the ‘right thing’ under Trump, says latest protesting official

Trump announces decision to pull U.S. out of Paris climate agreement

First, Trump used data from a bogus source:

​Revealed: NERA Economic Consulting is Third Party Contractor for DOE LNG Export Study

Huh?  Trump Administration Won’t Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal, EU Official Says

It does NOT COST Jobs!  Leaving Paris climate agreement unlikely to add U.S. jobs, economists say and Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal

Stunning Photos of the Arctic Circle As It Literally Melts Away

The Coming Storm of Climate Change

​Why We Can’t Agree on Climate Change

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change

The Uninhabitable Earth

The United States of Climate Change Denial

Meet the fossil fuel all-stars Trump has appointed to his administration

Why is Greenland Melting?  

Climate Stories From The Times: 13 Must-Reads

Must Read! -  Scientists Find Equation to Demonstrate Impact of Human Activity on Climate Change

Here's Why the Environmental Protection Agency Was Created

Friendly policies keep US oil and coal afloat far more than we thought

EPA removes climate change page from website and Trump's EPA Greenlights a Nasty Chemical. A Month Later, It Poisons a Bunch of Farmworkers.

In other news, water is wet, EPA changes its stand on fracking, says it can harm drinking water in ‘some circumstances’

NASA has something you need to see: Watch as old sea ice vanishes and now That giant crack in Antarctica just keeps getting bigger

We may have a problem!  The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

Miami's Fight Against Rising Seas   Miami is on the ocean, Miami Beach wants to fast-track work to battle sea-level rise and San Francisco, Rising Reality and other cities, What Trump’s Climate Legacy Could Look Like  

As Arctic ice cap melts, a new Cold War​ and The Arctic Ocean Is Becoming More Like the Atlantic Ocean

Hmmm....  When the oil boom went bust, Oklahoma protected drillers and squeezed schools

I understand the needed balance of the environment and jobs, peoples' safety and energy security.  But in my opinion the pendulum has swung WAY too far to the side of corporations and non-regulation.  People do not contribute to a candidate without expecting something in return (or that candidate may not get that contribution the next time they run?)

Rachel Carson wrote a book.​  I am glad we did things in the past to keep our country beautiful like choosing Bald Eagles over DDT:

​​​​​​​​​Carson's book led to the 1964 Pesticide Control Act  and Lyndon B. Johnson and the Environment 

Regulation of Industry is one of the ongoing political struggles, between corporations wanting less regulation (we know how that worked out for our banks and mortgage lenders in 2008) and people wanting to be safe and secure:

Earthquakes are migrating to Colorado: Tribune Opinion: It’s time to take a deep look at earthquakes in Weld County

​"The quakes are not caused by fracking, which a Denver TV station reported on Sunday night. All the experts believe they are caused by injection wells, which it can be said is a result of the drilling activity in northern Colorado."

Injection Wells?  General Information About Injection Wells

So injection wells are used to help oil and gas wells. Fracking wells?