The White River, 40 miles southeast of Vernal, Utah (EcoFlight)

Mining Oil Shale Would Be Disastrous to Utah’s Rivers, Climate, and Public Health—but the Trump Administration Wants to Do It Anyway

NRDC and other environmental and public health groups are suing to stop an extraction project (the first of its kind in the United States) proposed by the Estonian company Enefit.

Oil trucks roar past the giant pink dinosaur that greets visitors to Vernal, Utah

Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune via Associated Press

Save Our National Monuments

Rockies Dispatch

Cobalt mining and other interests lay claim to Grand Staircase–Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments, rankling local communities tied to these lands.

onEarth Story

A group of Illinois landowners have waged a legal battle against a fracking company to protect their agricultural community.

Voices

The Trump administration’s review of national monuments threatens America’s culture and natural beauty.

Southwest Dispatch

Native American activists in northwest New Mexico are putting up a firm resistance as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management hands over their homeland to allies in the oil and gas industry.

onEarth Story

After an illegal dumping of close to 2,000 tons of dangerous sludge and contaminated materials across the street from two schools, a Kentucky community struggles with what to do next.

Guide

Hydraulic fracturing has upended the global energy landscape and made fossil fuels big business in the United States. Mounting evidence shows that it poses serious threats to our health, environment, and climate future. Here’s a look at the fracking boom and its increasing risks.

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