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September 29, 2014 Nation rushes to embrace natural gas and fracking despite risks to environment

Source: Washington Post

Most of the country’s leaders, from President Obama down, have touted gas as a “clean” fuel. This is handy, because technological advances in hydraulic fracturing of shale rock, or fracking, have produced an abundance of gas.

September 29, 2014 Water scarcity concerns grow from use of fracking

Source: Des Moines Register

With all the recent news about the use of new technological innovations in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, you’d think that methods have been introduced to use less water for fracking.

September 26, 2014 America's Energy Outlook Is Fracking Great, For Now

Source: Forbes

It’s not news that America is undergoing an oil and gas boom. Or that the boom has been brought to us by the dedicated efforts of dozens of independent oil companies working to perfect the one-two punch of horizontal drilling and...

September 25, 2014 Fracking not as bad as you fear, panelists say; some activists disagree

Source: OC Register

Don’t worry, fracking won’t harm you. That was the underlying message from a six-expert information session about the controversial oil drilling technique Tuesday night at Cal State Fullerton.

September 23, 2014 Siemens Makes $7.6 Billion Bet on Fracking in U.S.

Source: NY Times

The German engineering conglomerate Siemens already makes a range of products for the American energy sector, including gas turbines and equipment for generating electricity from wind.

September 22, 2014 Fracking’s Greatest Myth: BUSTED

Source: Wall Street Daily

According to the Ceres Investor Network, of the 40,000 fracking operations put in place over the past three years, three quarters are located in areas where water is scarce, and nearly 55% are in areas experiencing drought

September 19, 2014 U.S. green groups urge methane rules for oil and gas industry

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must act to rein in methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, environmental groups said on Thursday, warning that failure to set federal standards would undermine other Obama...

September 18, 2014 Fracking Bans Enrage Coloradans Sitting on Energy Riches

Source: Bloomberg

Mineral owners left out of the energy boom in Colorado and other states are mobilizing to fight local fracking bans they say are depriving them of billions of dollars in oil and natural-gas royalties.

September 16, 2014 Study: Faulty gas wells, not fracking, pollute water

Source: USAToday

Faulty wells, not deep underground fracking, is the main reason that natural gas extraction from shale rock has contaminated drinking water in parts of Texas and Pennsylvania, says a study Monday by researchers from five...

September 15, 2014 Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the Choice

Source: NBC News

Fracking for oil and natural gas—or having enough water to drink. That's the possible dilemma facing a number of countries including the United States, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute last...

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