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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

February 5, 2015 Halting Fracking in California: The Time Is Now

Source: Huff Post

Governor Brown's state of the state address in January included a warning on climate change and a vision for California's energy future. Quoting Edward O. Wilson, Brown noted that, "The evidence for climate warming...is now...

February 3, 2015 Canada May Have Just Set A Fracking Earthquake World Record

Source: io9

Late last month, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook the town of Fox Creek, Alberta. The province's energy regulator is pointing the finger at hydraulic fracturing which, if confirmed, would make it the largest earthquake ever to...

February 2, 2015 SNP fabricated reasons for fracking ban, says expert

Source: Telegraph

SNP ministers are deliberately misleading the Scottish public by pretending their fracking ban is about health and environmental concerns instead of political posturing, an expert they asked to research the controversial practice...

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