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March 4, 2015 Ohio House bill would ease fracking in state parks

Source: Columbus Dispatch

Gov. John Kasich has used the back door to keep fracking out of Ohio state parks and forests. Now, the legislature is trying a side door to fast-track fracking on public lands.

March 2, 2015 Fracking boosters, foes ponder what’s next

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

The decision has reverberated from the state Capitol down Interstate 88 to the Southern Tier and beyond, leaving Diffendorf, Hamlin and the thousands of others who participated in the often-heated debate on shale-gas drilling to...

February 27, 2015 A lot of fracking questions in Kentucky

Source: State-Journal

While landowners pleaded to senators for a moratorium on fracking during a bill hearing to update regulations on oil and gas production, some later felt silenced at a permit hearing, which could allow the first deep-well...

February 24, 2015 Is Bolivia going to frack 'Mother Earth'?

Source: The Guardian

The momentum is building. Bolivia’s state oil and gas company YPFB announced in early 2013 it would begin studies to identify shale gas deposits, and in November that same year it gave a presentation in Santa Cruz on shale gas...

February 23, 2015 Bill would put moratorium on fracking

The Star Democrat and you - ANNAPOLIS â Environmentally stringent and costly drilling regulations are not enough to protect the publicâs health from hydraulic fracturingâs pollutants, according to a coalition of...

February 20, 2015 New York Towns Want to Secede and Join Pennsylvania

Source: US News

A handful of towns located in New York’s Southern Tier think they have a better friend in Pennsylvania – and are hoping to secede. According to reporting from WBNG-TV, 15 towns that are part of the Upstate New York Towns...

February 18, 2015 Ohio Supreme Court: State controls fracking


Certain local zoning laws can't be used to supersede Ohio's state-level system for regulating oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

February 16, 2015 Tiny Quakes Linked to Fracking Raise Risks, Geophysicist Says

Source: NBC News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates

February 13, 2015 Fracking will be allowed under national parks, UK decides

Source: Guardian

Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new...

February 11, 2015 High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

Source: LA Times

Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells..

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