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February 6, 2015 Water quality issues discussed at Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association annual meeting

The Advocate - The project got started several years ago through the efforts of the nonprofit îUnitedî îStatesî îBusiness Council for Sustainable Developmentî, said Susan Fernandes, manager of...

February 5, 2015 Earthquakes continue to affect Oklahoma energy companies - text/video

Source: KFOR - TV

An Oklahoma energy company has been ordered to shut down a wastewater injection well due to concerns that it may be causing earthquakes, a state official said Wednesday

February 5, 2015 Halting Fracking in California: The Time Is Now

Source: Huff Post

Governor Brown's state of the state address in January included a warning on climate change and a vision for California's energy future. Quoting Edward O. Wilson, Brown noted that, "The evidence for climate warming...is now...

February 3, 2015 Canada May Have Just Set A Fracking Earthquake World Record

Source: io9

Late last month, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook the town of Fox Creek, Alberta. The province's energy regulator is pointing the finger at hydraulic fracturing which, if confirmed, would make it the largest earthquake ever to...

February 2, 2015 SNP fabricated reasons for fracking ban, says expert

Source: Telegraph

SNP ministers are deliberately misleading the Scottish public by pretending their fracking ban is about health and environmental concerns instead of political posturing, an expert they asked to research the controversial practice...

January 30, 2015 Pennsylvania’s New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests

Source: Climate Progress

Pennsylvania’s new Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order Thursday banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in state parks and forests, the Associated Press reports.

January 29, 2015 NY won't revisit fracking ban soon: DEC chief

Source: lohud.com

ALBANY – New York's planned ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing can be revisited by the state at any point, but likely won't be in the near future, the state's top environmental regulator said Wednesday

January 26, 2015 U.K. Lawmakers Urge Fracking Delay on Water, Climate Risk

Source: Bloomberg

A moratorium on fracking is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and allow time to stiffen regulations for the industry, Parliament’s cross-party Environmental Audit Committee said in a report Monday. It...

January 26, 2015 This Scientific Development Could Impact Fracking Litigation

texaslawyer.com - ... to a 2009 request by the U.S. House of Representatives that the îEPAî conduct scientific research to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking îwaterî...

January 21, 2015 BHP is the latest company to slash its shale drilling forecast

Source: Fortune

BHP Billiton Plc ( BHP -1.00% ) has become the latest big oil name to slash its outlook for production from U.S. shale this year in response to falling prices.

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