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October 24, 2013 Fracking puts U.S. first in shale gas productionSource: USA Today
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has put the U.S. in the world's driver seat for shale gas production, which is less polluting than coal power but still raises environmental concerns.
Source: Washington Post
The shale-gas boom in the United States won't, by itself, keep driving down U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions in the years ahead. That's because, in addition to killing off coal-fired plants, cheap gas will also crowd out cleaner...
October 21, 2013 Fracking has not caused water-well problems in Ohio
Akron Beacon Journal - A Pennsylvania state agency has ordered that previously sealed drilling plans for Loyalsock State Forest be opened for public review. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has released for...
October 21, 2013 Calif. finds more instances of offshore frackingSource: USA Today
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California's most populous and famous coastal communities...
October 18, 2013 Fracking: The Other EPA ShutdownSource: Huff Post
Positive news stories during the shutdown of government services were scarce, so it was nice to read this one about furloughed scientists from the Water Protection Division of the EPA in Atlanta deciding to volunteer some of...
October 16, 2013 OPEC no longer calls the shots and helped create shale boom
Akron Beacon Journal - The birth of OPEC 40 years ago actually led to a major increase in global oil production, right up to the still young shale energy boom, writes energy expert Daniel Yergin in The Wall Street Journal....
October 16, 2013 SA state: Fracking fluids must be disclosed by explorers
Independent Online - While shale extraction helped the US overtake Russia as the worldâs biggest gas producer in 2009, countries including France have banned the practice. âIn order for fracking to go ahead it must be...
October 11, 2013 Americans Deserve a Better Fracking Debate (Op-Ed)
Yahoo! - Gretchen Goldman is an analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS). Goldman holds a PhD inenvironmental engineering and her current work looks at political and...
October 10, 2013 Natural gas 'fracking' has flipped US energy map, study saysSource: Christian Science Monitor
Natural gas pipelines that for a half century sent natural gas flowing northward from energy-rich Gulf Coast states to heat and power the megacities of the chilly Northeast are seeing a role reversal. Northeast shale-gas...
October 10, 2013 Europe Votes to Tighten Rules on Drilling MethodSource: NY Times
European Union lawmakers voted narrowly on Wednesday to force energy companies to carry out in-depth environmental audits before they deploy a technique known as fracking to recover natural gas from shale rock.
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