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March 24, 2015 U.S. sets first major fracking rules on federal landsSource: Reuters
The Obama administration’s new rules governing fracking on federal lands drew swift criticism from all sides on Friday, with green groups calling the measures “toothless” and the energy industry slamming “unnecessary” regulation...
Source: SF Gate
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is set to issue the first major federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing on Friday, with new mandates targeting oil and gas wells on public land.
March 18, 2015 Fracking opponents push statewide banSource: Tallahassee Democrat
Activists gathered Tuesday at the Capitol to push for a bill that would ban fracking in Florida and speak out against legislation they say would lay the groundwork for the controversial form of natural-gas extraction to occur.
Russians financed the anti-fracking movement in the United States, an American oil tycoon alleged today during the Forbes Reinventing America Summit in Chicago.
March 11, 2015 German gas industry urges decision on fracking rulesSource: Reuters
Germany’s oil and gas industry urged the government on Monday to ensure that new gas fracking rules will support future domestic production and technological development.
March 11, 2015 Oklahoma could be in danger of strong earthquakesSource: CBS News
For residents in Oklahoma, thousands of tiny earthquakes in the past five years have mostly been annoying. But a new study in Geophysical Research Letters suggests the future could be more dire, with the state possibly seeing...
March 4, 2015 California shuts down oil wells to protect groundwaterSource: Myrtle Beach Online
A dozen wells used to pump oil-and-gas in California's Central Valley have been ordered to stop production to protect underground drinking-water from contamination, officials said Tuesday. The operators of 10 oil wells in Kern...
March 4, 2015 Ohio House bill would ease fracking in state parksSource: Columbus Dispatch
Gov. John Kasich has used the back door to keep fracking out of Ohio state parks and forests. Now, the legislature is trying a side door to fast-track fracking on public lands.
March 2, 2015 Fracking boosters, foes ponder what’s nextSource: Democrat & Chronicle
The decision has reverberated from the state Capitol down Interstate 88 to the Southern Tier and beyond, leaving Diffendorf, Hamlin and the thousands of others who participated in the often-heated debate on shale-gas drilling to...
February 27, 2015 A lot of fracking questions in KentuckySource: State-Journal
While landowners pleaded to senators for a moratorium on fracking during a bill hearing to update regulations on oil and gas production, some later felt silenced at a permit hearing, which could allow the first deep-well...
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