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July 23, 2014 New York State of Fracking: A ProPublica Explainer

Source: ProPublica

New York is one of a handful of states around the country that currently has at least temporarily halted fracking. Since 2008, when the state was first confronted with interest in gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing by energy...

July 22, 2014 California reviews fracking water disposal amid contamination concerns

Source: Reuters

California said it would review wells where oil drilling waste water from the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is disposed to ensure they are not contaminating drinking water.

July 21, 2014 "Tea Party of the Left" wages ferocious battle over fracking

Source: Denver Post

Not that long ago, nurse Cliff Willmeng would have reacted to a question about hydraulic fracturing with a blank stare. Fracking, oil shale, drilling: those were words used by geologists, not an emergency-room worker. But a...

July 18, 2014 Germany Proposes Seven-Year Fracking Ban

Source: Environmental Working Group

Environmentalists in Germany have more to celebrate this week than a World Cup championship title. German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks, in conjunction with Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic...

July 16, 2014 Natural gas-rich Texas city rejects partial fracking ban; petition heads to voters

Source: US News

DENTON, Texas (AP) — The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday morning to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community after eight hours...

July 15, 2014 Why Fracking And Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop

OpEdNews - A new report offers compelling evidence that fracking for natural gas is killing domestic animals like horses, cattle, goats, and sheep. The dead animals provide a strong warning that fracking can harm humans --...

July 15, 2014 States With Fracking See Surge In Earthquake Activity

Source: Huff Post

States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its...

July 15, 2014 Anti-fracking protesters arrested in U.S. capital

Source: Reuters

Two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington on Monday while demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing and the U.S. gas industry's push to sell "fracked" liquefied natural gas abroad.

July 11, 2014 Exxon feels targeted over fracking

Source: Denver Post

Exxon Mobil Corp. is fighting criminal charges over a wastewater spill in Pennsylvania with an unusual defense, contending that the state's attorney general has improperly singled it out in a bid to stop fracking.

July 10, 2014 Shale Seen Shifting Flows at America’s Biggest Oil Port

Source: Bloomberg

For more than 30 years, the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC has been a symbol of U.S. dependence on foreign oil, pumping Nigerian and Saudi Arabian crude from the world’s biggest supertankers into underground storage caverns...

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