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October 30, 2014 Sweet fracking: How U.S. oil boom fuels chocolate craving

Source: Reuters

U.S. chocolate demand may get an extra boost from an unlikely source this Halloween: the U.S. shale revolution. With an abundance of crude oil due to the country's fracking boom pushing average U.S. retail gasoline prices to...

October 30, 2014 Toxic Chemicals, Carcinogens Skyrocket Near Fracking Sites

Source: US News

Oil and gas wells across the country are spewing “dangerous" cancer-causing chemicals into the air, according to a new study that further corroborates reports of health problems around hydraulic...

October 27, 2014 SPOTLIGHT: Fracking boom prompts gas pipeline development

Source: Daily News Journal

Spurred by the nation's fracking boom, Dominion proposed in September its largest natural gas pipeline — a nearly $5 billion project to move vast supplies produced in the mid-Atlantic to the Southeast.

October 24, 2014 Fracking Companies Using Toxic Benzene in Drilling: Group

Source: Bloomberg

Some oil and gas drillers are using benzene, which can cause cancer, in the mix of water and chemicals they shoot underground to free trapped hydrocarbons from shale rock, an environmental watchdog group said today.

October 23, 2014 Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report

Source: Huff Post

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to environmental pollutants, sometimes what's legal is what's most worrying. That's the conclusion of a new report on a major loophole in the regulations governing hydraulic fracturing.

October 21, 2014 Finding Fracking Fluids In The Environment

Source: Science 2.0

New geochemical tracers can identify any hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that could have spilled into the environment, according to field tests at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine...

October 10, 2014 California aquifers contaminated with billions of gallons of fracking wastewater

Source: RT

Industry illegally injected about 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into central California drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, the state found after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of...

October 1, 2014 Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

Source: Houston Chronicle

Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation.

September 29, 2014 Nation rushes to embrace natural gas and fracking despite risks to environment

Source: Washington Post

Most of the country’s leaders, from President Obama down, have touted gas as a “clean” fuel. This is handy, because technological advances in hydraulic fracturing of shale rock, or fracking, have produced an abundance of gas.

September 29, 2014 Water scarcity concerns grow from use of fracking

Source: Des Moines Register

With all the recent news about the use of new technological innovations in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, you’d think that methods have been introduced to use less water for fracking.

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