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November 29, 2016 Shale Fracking Rebound Starts With Costlier Grains of Sand

Source: Bloomberg

The oilfield service companies that supply everything from sand to sophisticated robot rigs are seeking a new lease on life as America’s fracking fortunes begin to turn.

November 22, 2016 New Study Nails Elusive Link Between Fracking & Earthquakes

Source: Clean Technica

The natural gas picture just got a little more complicated last week, when researchers at the University of Canada released a study linking clusters of earthquakes in western Canada to oil and gas fracking operations. The finding...

November 9, 2016 Oklahoma's Latest Fracking-Related Earthquake Sparks Demand for Withdrawal of Oil and Gas Leases

Source: EcoWatch

Sunday's earthquake that damaged dozens of buildings near an oil and gas pipeline hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, is further proof that fracking and wastewater injection are too dangerous to people and property to be allowed to...

October 21, 2016 Former Greenpeace leader at odds with colleagues over support of fracking

Source: American Thinker

A former director of U.K. Greenpeace, Stephen Tindale, has shocked fellow environmentalists by coming out in favor of hydraulic fracturing.

October 18, 2016 Public Opposition to Fracking Grows Worldwide

Source: EcoWatch

Public opposition to pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract gas from shale—the technique known as fracking—is growing even in the countries whose governments are most in favor.

July 27, 2016 Oil falls close to three-month low as oversupply weighs

Source: Reuters

Oil prices fell close to three-month lows on Wednesday after U.S. industry data showed weekly oil stocks declined by less than expected, feeding into concerns over persistent oversupply dragging down prices.

July 20, 2016 Study: Fracking may worsen asthma

Source: Tri-Valley Dispatch

CHICAGO — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania

June 28, 2016 Texas ‘Frack Master’ bilked investors out of millions, SEC says

Source: Reuters

Texas oilman Chris Faulkner built a high-profile public persona, raised millions for his oil and gas ventures and courted politicians. But the SEC has alleged that behind the scenes, he cheated investors out of $80 million to...

May 18, 2016 Oil and Gas Could Be Responsible for Nearly 90% of Texas Earthquakes

Source: Fortune

Oil and gas activities may have caused nearly nine in 10 of the earthquakes Texas has experienced in the past 40 years, and the quakes have become more frequent as oilfield activity has picked up in the past decade, according to...

April 15, 2016 10 Years of Fracking: Its Impact on Our Water, Land and Climate

Source: EcoWatch

In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants.

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