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Content coming soon. Here are some good studies and reports:

ProPublica investigative reporting series on fracking. http://www.propublica.org/series/fracking

From Earthworks, major oil and gas industry exemptions from environmental laws: “The oil and gas industry’s exclusions and exemptions to major environmental statutes.” http://www.earthworksaction.org/files/publications/PetroleumExemptions1c.pdf?pubs/PetroleumExemptions1c.pdf

From Environmental Working Group about the chemicals used in fracking fluids and the terrifying quantities of those chemicals: http://www.ewg.org/files/EWG-2009drillingaroundthelaw.pdf

US Congressional Report on the chemicals used in fracking and investigations that have taken place about those chemicals and their exemptions from basic environmental protections: http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Hydraulic%20Fracturing%20Report%204.18.11.pdf

Riverkeeper report on hundreds of cases of pollution and environmental destruction around the country: http://www.riverkeeper.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Fractured-Communities-FINAL-September-2010.pdf

Food & Water Watch detailed report “Case For a Ban on Fracking” – http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/the-case-for-a-ban-on-gas-fracking

Common Cause report on campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry and details about lobbying expenditures: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=6721533

EPA links fracking and water contamination in Pavillion, WY: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/08/143381365/epa-report-links-fracking-to-water-pollution

Nature Conservance report on impacts of fracking to forest resources and how fracking would fragment and degrate state forests and wildlife: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/ny-hydrofracking-impacts-20111220.pdf

Cornell University study from Dr. Bob Howarth et. al. about the reality that natural gas is a dirty fossil fuel, not better than coal and oil for the climate: http://www.springerlink.com/content/e384226wr4160653/fulltext.pdf