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March 8, 2017 Fracking ban in Florida gets early Senate support

Source: Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate reversed years of opposition to a statewide ban on oil and gas fracking and advanced a bill Tuesday that will prohibit the controversial practice in Florida.

March 2, 2017 Federal 2017 quake forecast highlights Oklahoma, California

Source: Fox Science News

WASHINGTON – Federal scientists forecast that Oklahoma will continue to have the nation's biggest man-made earthquake problem this year but it probably won't be as shaky as recent years.

February 26, 2017 Earthquakes Have to Do with One Very Specific Part of Fracking

Source: Big Think

There aren’t supposed to be earthquakes swarms in Oklahoma, and they were happening all the time. In 2016, there were 632 magnitude 3+ or higher temblors. In 2015, there were 903, 579 in 2014, and 109 in 2013. To say this got the...

February 9, 2017 Energy Costs at Record Lows Thanks to Natural Gas and Clean Energy

Source: Scientific America

The nation's rapid adoption of clean energy technologies, combined with sustained natural gas consumption, sagging oil prices and the widespread deployment of energy efficiency measures, helped U.S. consumers drive down energy...

December 28, 2016 Environmentalists ignore the truth about fracking

Source: Argus Observer

Groups such as the Sierra Club have long claimed that fracking is an environmental hazard. The revolutionary drilling process “has contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of Americans,” Sierra says on its...

December 16, 2016 No, The EPA Has Not Actually Changed Its Conclusion On Risks Of Fracking To Drinking Water

Source: Forbes

But did the EPA actually reverse course? No. They gave examples where fracking could contaminate water. For instance they state that "Injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids directly into groundwater resources" can cause...

December 14, 2016 EPA finds fracking can impact drinking water, shifts emphasis from earlier report to focus on risks

Source: CNBC

The Environmental Protection Agency's final report on a five-year study finds hydraulic fracturing can in fact contaminate drinking water in some cases.

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...

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