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August 29, 2014 Fracking report clears way for California oil, gas leasing to resume

Source: LA Times

The federal government will resume oil and gas leasing in California following a report released Thursday that found little scientific evidence that fracking and similar extraction techniques are dangerous..The Bureau of Land...

August 28, 2014 Deep Water Fracking Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling

Source: Bloomberg

Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.

August 27, 2014 Fracking link to birth defects probed

Source: Sun Herald

NEW YORK — The first research into the effects of oil and gas development on babies born near wells has found potential health risks. Government officials, industry advocates and the researchers themselves say more studies are...

August 26, 2014 Fracking The Anti-Fracking Movement: The Inside Story Of The Foundation Behind The Activist Campaign To Discredit Natural Gas

Source: Forbes

Dan Fitzsimmons remembers that blustery day in March 2011 when he traveled to the offices of the Park Foundation in Ithaca, New York, asking for help. He was hopeful and a little desperate. The landowners he represented in the...

August 25, 2014 Danger Beneath: 'Fracking' Gas, Oil Pipes Threaten Rural Residents

Source: NBC News

Aconstruction boom of pipelines carrying explosive oil and natural gas from “fracking” fields to market -- pipes that are bigger and more dangerous than their predecessors -– poses a safety threat in rural areas, where they...

August 24, 2014 Desert residents fear fracking dangers might outweigh the benefits

VOXXI - The îEPAî has conducted research on five new well sites from Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas, and North Dakota, testing the îwatersî around them. îEPAî investigators have already gathered...

August 21, 2014 Despite Compromise, Colorado’s Fracking Fight Rages On

Source: ThinkProgress.com

GOLDEN, COLORADO — An 11th-hour compromise brokered by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) to keep contentious oil and gas measures off the November election ballot may simply delay the day of reckoning for both sides in the...

August 19, 2014 UK energy dependence – five hidden costs expose truth about fracking

Source: The Guardian

The vision of an energy-independent Britain, free of the clear and growing problems of overseas fuel dependency, is deeply alluring. That is one of the reasons I set up a solar energy company 15 years ago. Today, Putin's Russia,...

August 18, 2014 Fracking protesters superglue themselves to environment department

Source: The Guardian

Anti-fracking protesters have superglued themselves to the doors at the main entrance of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), campaigners have said. The activists from the Reclaim the Power camp at...

August 15, 2014 America's fracking dilemma: Not in my backyard

Source: CBS Money Watch

Fracking isn't only fueling the current energy boom in the U.S., it's also firing up concerns about whether it can be used successfully without creating a long-term environmental and economic threat to the communities and regions...

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