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March 24, 2015 U.S. sets first major fracking rules on federal lands

Source: 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...

March 20, 2015 Obama administration to issue rules for fracking on public lands

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 ban

Source: 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.

March 13, 2015 Russians Financed The U.S. Anti-Fracking Movement: Oil Tycoon

Source: Forbes

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 rules

Source: 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 earthquakes

Source: 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 groundwater

Source: 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 parks

Source: 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 next

Source: 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 Kentucky

Source: 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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