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December 8, 2015 Fracking firms target sites close to Scottish citiesSource: The Guardian
Nine companies have applied to drill for shale gas in 19 sites, each covering 100 sq km, in heavily populated areas of central Scotland
November 10, 2015 How fracking killed Keystone (and is saving the climate): ColumnSource: USA Today
Environmentalists are correct in calling President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline a “symbolic” victory, but that description is too generous. For them, it’s a Pyrrhic victory of the first order because the...
November 6, 2015 OPEC proves fracking is no panaceaSource: The Hill
November marks the one-year anniversary of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Country’s (OPEC) decision to continue its excessive rate of production despite spiraling oil prices on international markets. The result was...
November 2, 2015 3 earthquakes strike Phoenix area; several Arizona cities shakenSource: CNN
A series of minor earthquakes jolted the Phoenix area Sunday night, sending shock waves through several cities. All three took place near Black Canyon City, Arizona, about 45 miles north of Phoenix.
October 30, 2015 Kansas extending fracking limits over earthquakesSource: Fuel Fix
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Oil and gas industry restrictions meant to decrease the frequency and intensity of earthquakes in south-central Kansas will remain in place until at least March 2016, state regulators decided Thursday.
Circle of Blue - Both sites, which include a total of 33 waste pits, are operated by Valley Water. The state must respond to that petition by November 27. The timeline for closing down improperly permitted wells comes from an...
October 20, 2015 Yale Study Finds No Water Contamination from Pennsylvania FrackingSource: IWF.org
A new study by a Yale University professor further confirms what federal agencies have been reporting for years: Fracking hasn’t contaminated groundwater. Desiree Plata of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science spent...
October 19, 2015 Fight over fracking lingers in New YorkSource: USA Today
ALBANY, N.Y. — When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration first said it would ban large-scale hydraulic fracturing, it was hailed as a victory for vocal environmentalists and fracking opponents and a stunning defeat for the...
October 15, 2015 Fracking Study Ties Water Contamination to Surface SpillsSource: Inside Climate News
But the study found the contamination came from surface spills of hydraulic fracturing fluid, not fracking compounds that were injected deep underground. It also found the contamination levels likely were not a threat to human...
October 1, 2015 Judge in Wyoming blocks fracking ruleSource: The Hill
A federal judge has issued an injunction against new Department of Interior regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
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