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June 13, 2014 Drug Gangs Attacking With Tanks Block Mexican Shale Boom

Source: Bloomberg

Oil shale drillers in Texas have had to contend with environmental opposition and soaring costs. A few miles south of the border in Mexico, Angel Torrez and co-workers duck gunfire sprayed from drug traffickers.

June 12, 2014 Fracking: Could Mexico's Water Scarcity Render It's Energy Sector Reforms Self-Defeating?

Source: Forbes

In many countries, including the U.S., France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and Australia, fracking has been partially banned or delayed on environmental concerns. Also known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking is a...

June 11, 2014 Severe Water Shortage in West Fails to Stop Fracking at Gas Wells

Source: NBC News

Critics of fracking, may have hoped drought-ridden states might be inclined to shut down the oil and gas extraction method that uses huge amounts of water. But just last month, in the midst of the worst drought in California's...

June 10, 2014 Fracking? Forget about it in NC, whose geology doesn’t support it

Source: News Observer

The N.C. General Assembly is atwitch over fracking in the state. Some legislators claim that North Carolina will lose money by not backing fracking the way that other states do. They seem to think that companies will bring...

June 10, 2014 Reform Update: Docs see value in shift from fee-for-service

Source: Modern HealthCare

Fee-for-service isn't going away just yet, but a trio of doctors told physicians attending the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting that moving toward value-based payment allows them to use creativity in caring...

June 9, 2014 Editorial - Increased fracking without increased inspections puts the environment at risk

Source: Washington Post

OVER THE past decade, a U.S. energy boom has cut oil and natural gas imports, revitalized manufacturing and enriched rural communities. But will the massive increase in oil and natural gas production mar the environment? We...

June 6, 2014 Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill

Source: Citizen Times

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for gas drilling by a method called fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring. McCrory on Wednesday signed the Energy...

June 4, 2014 Did fracking fluid cause Greeley quake?

Source: 9 News

Scientists are investigating whether a rare 3.4 magnitude earthquake near Greeley, Colorado this weekend may have been caused by the disposal of fracking fluid.The quake was centered in an area of Weld County located near four...

June 4, 2014 Global Shale Gas Boom Potential 'Blessing' for Environment

Source: International Business Times

A boom in unconventional energy resource production such as shale gas "may be a blessing for the environment", according to academics. The research paper by the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of...

June 3, 2014 Queen's speech to green light fracking on private land – leak

Source: RT

An infrastructure and competitiveness bill to be announced in the Queen’s speech on Wednesday will change trespassing laws, allowing shale gas exploration firms to drill on private land without requiring the permission of the...

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