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April 23, 2017 Quora Question: The Real Impact of FrackingSource: NewsWeek
The environmental effects of shale gas are varied—wide ranges of importance and risk level. First, many say that the burning of natural gas emits fewer greenhouse gases per unit of energy than burning alternative energy sources...
Source: Financial Times
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April 3, 2017 Shooting Down False Fracking ClaimsSource: American Thiker
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is commonly known, has been at the heart of America’s energy boom and drive for energy independence. The process injects fluids under pressure into porous rock that comprises vast shale...
March 29, 2017 Fracking FailuresSource: Penn Environment
Fracking is dirty and dangerous. From the very beginning of clearing a site for drilling, through the extraction, transport and delivery of natural gas, fracking poses significant risks to our air and water and to human health.
March 8, 2017 Fracking ban in Florida gets early Senate supportSource: Miami Herald
TALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate reversed years of opposition to a statewide ban on oil and gas fracking and advanced a bill Tuesday that will prohibit the controversial practice in Florida.
Source: Fox Science News
WASHINGTON – Federal scientists forecast that Oklahoma will continue to have the nation's biggest man-made earthquake problem this year but it probably won't be as shaky as recent years.
February 26, 2017 Earthquakes Have to Do with One Very Specific Part of FrackingSource: Big Think
There aren’t supposed to be earthquakes swarms in Oklahoma, and they were happening all the time. In 2016, there were 632 magnitude 3+ or higher temblors. In 2015, there were 903, 579 in 2014, and 109 in 2013. To say this got the...
February 9, 2017 Energy Costs at Record Lows Thanks to Natural Gas and Clean EnergySource: Scientific America
The nation's rapid adoption of clean energy technologies, combined with sustained natural gas consumption, sagging oil prices and the widespread deployment of energy efficiency measures, helped U.S. consumers drive down energy...
December 28, 2016 Environmentalists ignore the truth about frackingSource: Argus Observer
Groups such as the Sierra Club have long claimed that fracking is an environmental hazard. The revolutionary drilling process “has contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of Americans,” Sierra says on its...
December 16, 2016 No, The EPA Has Not Actually Changed Its Conclusion On Risks Of Fracking To Drinking WaterSource: Forbes
But did the EPA actually reverse course? No. They gave examples where fracking could contaminate water. For instance they state that "Injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids directly into groundwater resources" can cause...
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