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February 20, 2015 New York Towns Want to Secede and Join Pennsylvania

Source: US News

A handful of towns located in New York’s Southern Tier think they have a better friend in Pennsylvania – and are hoping to secede. According to reporting from WBNG-TV, 15 towns that are part of the Upstate New York Towns...

February 18, 2015 Ohio Supreme Court: State controls fracking

Source: Cincinnati.com

Certain local zoning laws can't be used to supersede Ohio's state-level system for regulating oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

February 16, 2015 Tiny Quakes Linked to Fracking Raise Risks, Geophysicist Says

Source: NBC News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates

February 13, 2015 Fracking will be allowed under national parks, UK decides

Source: Guardian

Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new...

February 11, 2015 High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

Source: LA Times

Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells..

February 10, 2015 Drillers Take Second Crack at Fracking Old Wells to Cut Cost

Source: Bloomberg

Beset by falling prices, the oil industry is looking at about 50,000 existing wells in the U.S. that may be candidates for a second wave of fracking, using techniques that didn’t exist when they were first drilled.

February 10, 2015 Hey, California: Oklahoma had 3 times as many earthquakes in 2014

Source: Public Source.org

Earthquakes are synonymous with California to most Americans, but West Coasters might be surprised to learn they’re far from the new center of the seismic landscape in the United States. Oklahoma recorded more than three times as...

February 9, 2015 Protesters march in Oakland, push for Jerry Brown to ban fracking

Source: SF Gate

Thousands of antifracking activists took to Oakland’s streets Saturday to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to change his stance and ban the controversial practice, which uses large amounts of a pressurized water mixture to crack...

February 6, 2015 Water quality issues discussed at Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association annual meeting

The Advocate - The project got started several years ago through the efforts of the nonprofit îUnitedî îStatesî îBusiness Council for Sustainable Developmentî, said Susan Fernandes, manager of...

February 5, 2015 Earthquakes continue to affect Oklahoma energy companies - text/video

Source: KFOR - TV

An Oklahoma energy company has been ordered to shut down a wastewater injection well due to concerns that it may be causing earthquakes, a state official said Wednesday

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