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January 8, 2014 Fracking moratorium urged by California lawmakersSource: Sacramento Bee
Reviving an issue that dominated the environmental agenda in 2013, California lawmakers are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to impose a moratorium on the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing.
December 30, 2013 Study: Few Americans understand frackingSource: Star Tribune
Fracking is a buzz word, but few Americans know what it actually means. That is the conclusion of a recent survey published by researchers at Oregon State, George Mason and Yale universities.
December 27, 2013 Study: Fracking saves waterSource: Daily Caller
Hydraulic fracturing conserves water compared to other energy-generation methods, according to a recent study that undermines claims by fracking opponents. Bridget Scanlon and a team of researchers at the Bureau of Economic...
December 26, 2013 2013 In Review: Obama Talks Climate Change–But Pushes FrackingSource: Mother Jones
This was the year when climate change came out of the closet. Barack Obama elevated climate change to one of his top presidential priorities. White House and other officials brought up the topic in public after spending the...
Source: CBS News
Areas known to have a high incidence of fracking with a history of drilling spills have higher levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that might harm the hormonal system, a new study revealed.
December 13, 2013 Two more cases of drinking water contamination linked to frackingSource: NRDC Blog
Michael and Nancy Leighton of Granville Summit, Pennsylvania, report that tests of their drinking water found clean and safe water in May, 2011, before fracking occurred near their home, but that water testing conducted in May,...
December 10, 2013 Fracking and the environment: Cooling tensions out West - EditorialSource: Boston Globe
The emergence of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as a major source of domestic oil and gas has often put energy companies and environmentalists at bitter odds. But two developments out West show that doesn’t always have to...
November 29, 2013 Lord Browne: fracking will not reduce UK gas pricesSource: Guardian
Fracking is not going to reduce gas prices in the UK, according to the chairman of the UK's leading shale gas company. The statement by Lord Browne, one of the most powerful energy figures in Britain, contradicts claims by David...
November 21, 2013 House votes to block federal fracking rulesSource: The Hill
The House passed legislation Wednesday evening that would block the Department of the Interior from regulating hydraulic fracturing —or "fracking" — in states that already have their own regulations in place. Members passed the...
November 21, 2013 Climate talks: Polish environment minister sacked to accelerate shale gas operationsSource: Guardian
Poland's prime minister Donald Tusk dismissed environment minister Marcin Korolec on Wednesday as part of a government reshuffle, but said the latter would continue to represent the country in ongoing UN climate talks. Korolec...
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