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February 22, 2016 Maple syrup farmers lose fight against fracking pipelineSource: RT
A family of maple syrup farmers in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania cannot stop their trees being cut down to make way for a new fracking pipeline project owned by billion dollar oil companies, a federal judge ruled Friday.
February 11, 2016 Fracking gas leaks are no worse than conventional wellsSource: Ars Technica
Fracking, enabled by the technology to drill oil and gas wells that turn horizontal to follow specific layers of rock, has driven a boom in US natural gas production. But how much of that natural gas (which is mainly the potent...
February 2, 2016 EPA Fracking Study Faulted by Science Panel Citing Failed WellsSource: Bloomberg Bsiness
Science advisers reviewing the EPA study said Monday the agency’s description isn’t good enough. During a six-hour teleconference, the Science Advisory Board review panel parsed the language, zeroing in on the phrase as too vague...
Source: The Guardian
Florida politicians are debating a proposed law that would remove right of cities and counties to ban fracking and instead give power to a single state agency
Source: State Impact/NPR
The Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark investigation into the impact of fracking on drinking water lacked baseline testing that would have made its results more illuminating, according to a scientific panel that assessed...
Source: LA Times
Older natural gas wells operated by Southern California Gas Co. at Aliso Canyon should be shut down until state officials and an outside agency can verify that they do not pose a risk to public health, a state senator said Monday.
Oklahoma News - Gov. Mary Fallin last month created the Water for 2060 Produced Water Working Group, which is tasked with finding ways to use more produced water and reduce the amount of water poured into disposal wells. "Since...
January 7, 2016 Fracking Fluid Contains A Stew Of Known Toxic Chemicals -- And That May Not Be The Worst Of It
The Huffington Post - New research reveals fracking involves hundreds of toxins that may pose serious ills and many more that remain unstudied.
January 5, 2016 Is fracking causing Oklahoma's record earthquakes?Source: CBS Evening News
OKLAHOMA-- After a swarm of small earthquakes in Oklahoma, the state ordered oil drillers on Monday to reduce the amount of waste water they inject into the ground during the process known as fracking
December 29, 2015 All Naughty, No Nice: 5 Worst Fracking Moments of 2015
foodandwaterwatch.org - 3. If you pretend to help us, we have a deal Political influence tells the story of the EPA's 2015 final draft assessment of fracking's impacts on drinking water. The 1000-page assessment with separate...
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