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December 18, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health Concerns

Source: CBS News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration prohibited fracking in New York Wednesday citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

December 17, 2014 Is fracking polluting the air?

Source: USA Today

Toxic air pollution from fracking causes a wide spectrum of health problems for Americans across the country, an environmental group charged in a report released Tuesday.

December 15, 2014 Report claims oil, gas drillers more open about fracking risks

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - The scorecard from îAs You Sowî, Boston Common Asset Management, Green Century Capital Management and the Investor Environmental Health Network ranked 30 oil and gas companies on their use...

December 9, 2014 More municipal bans on fracking pose setback to domestic energy boom

Source: Fox News

The surge in domestic-energy production that has created millions of new jobs and abundant natural gas and oil is now facing a potential setback, with cities across the country imposing bans on the widely-used deep-drilling...

December 8, 2014 Study Links Fracking to Infertility, Miscarriages, Birth Defects

Source: US News

A new study links shale oil and gas development to a host of developmental and reproductive health risks, and says the processes involved – including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – pose a particularly potent threat to what...

December 5, 2014 Environmental group lawsuit targets offshore fracking in California

Source: Reuters

An environmental group threatened on Thursday to sue the federal government unless it halts offshore fracking in California immediately, the latest legal challenge levied against the controversial oil extraction technique.

December 5, 2014 Natural Gas Reserves Reach “Record High

Source: Northcentral Pa.com

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013 released today found “U.S. total natural gas proved reserves increased 10% in 2013 and reached a new U.S. record of 354 Tcf.”...

December 2, 2014 OPEC’s War on Fracking Is Good News for the Rest of Us

Source: The New Yorker

The biggest news over Thanksgiving weekend was a sharp drop in the price of crude oil, which followed a decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, at a meeting, in Vienna, not to try and stabilize prices...

November 24, 2014 Small quake shakes Dallas area, stirring fracking critics

Source: Reuters

A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas on Saturday night, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area's oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic...

November 21, 2014 Oil at $75 Means Patches of Texas Shale Turn Unprofitable

Source: Bloomberg

With crude at $75 a barrel, the price Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says will be the average in the first three months of next year, 19 U.S. shale regions are no longer profitable, according to data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy...

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