Plastic production wreaks havoc on people and the planet – from fracking wells and pipelines in Pennsylvania, to air pollution from plastic plants in Scotland.
John Werring could detect gas leaking from the wells just with his nose. His curiosity was officially piqued.
At least five of these Obama officials now work for natural gas export companies.
Five million gallons equals 250,000 bathtubs, or seven Olympic-sized swimming pools.
This study adds to the existing scientific literature that tells us there are serious public health consequences linked to fracking.
At least 10 fracking chemicals routinely used in offshore fracking could kill or harm a broad variety of marine species, including marine mammals and fish.
The protest says the BLM has violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze the risks of drilling for oil and fracking with dangerous chemicals on such a massive scale.
Fracking has led to a large increase of hydrocarbon emissions in rural areas, reversing some regional air trends.
This is a great step in the right direction, but it isn't perfect.