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January 8, 2015 New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio

Source: NY Times

Not long after two mild earthquakes jolted the normally steady terrain outside Youngstown, Ohio, last March, geologists quickly decided that hydraulic fracturing operations at new oil-and-gas wells in the area had set off the...

January 8, 2015 11 North Texas Earthquakes In Around 27 Hours

Source: CBS Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas has been rattled by 11 earthquakes in just over one day. The latest one took place just before 10:00 a.m. and measured 2.7 in magnitude. Another quake about 90 minutes earlier registered in at a 2.6 in magnitude

January 6, 2015 Plummeting oil price casts shadow over fracking's future

Source: The Guardian

There’s no doubt that US-based fracking – the process through which oil and gas deposits are blasted from shale deposits deep underground – has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies

January 6, 2015 Colorado regulators increase fines for oil, gas drilling violations to comply with new law

Source: The Republic

DENVER — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Monday increased the maximum fine that drilling companies could face for violating state rules to $15,000 from $1,000. The fine is the highest allowed by a law the...

January 6, 2015 Fracking in Ohio caused a magnitude 3 earthquake in 2014

Source: UPI

According to a new study, a small town in Ohio that previously didn't experience earthquakes experienced 77 in March of 2014.

December 31, 2014 Enjoying your cheap gas? Thank fracking — and the beauty of free markets!

Source: The Week

One of the biggest stories of 2014 has been the astonishing drop in global oil prices. The price of the benchmark Brent crude went from over $100 per barrel at the beginning of the year to the $60 range as of this writing.

December 30, 2014 Report Says Most Oil & Gas Companies Fail to Disclose Fracking Practices

Breaking Energy - The ranking is also complied by îAs You Sowî, a nonprofit that promotes corporate accountability through shareholder action; Boston Common Asset Management, an investment manager that emphasizes...

December 29, 2014 Having banned Fracking, New York can be a leader in renewable energy and jobs

Examiner - The science of Climate Change couldnât be clearer. The CLIMATE CHANGE 2014 Synthesis Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in November makes it crystal clear that we have to...

December 19, 2014 Could New York's Fracking Ban Have Domino Effect?

Source: National Geographic

New York's decision to ban fracking for health reasons could reverberate beyond the state, bolstering other efforts to limit the controversial method of drilling for oil and natural gas.

December 18, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health Concerns

Source: CBS News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration prohibited fracking in New York Wednesday citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

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