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May 29, 2014 Texas: Can’t tie water contamination to drilling

Source: Journal News

HOUSTON — The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood’s water supply has increased in recent years, but the state’s oil and gas regulator says it can’t link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according...

May 28, 2014 Shakeout Threatens Shale Patch as Frackers Go for Broke

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. shale patch is facing a shakeout as drillers struggle to keep pace with the relentless spending needed to get oil and gas out of the ground.

May 27, 2014 The Mother of All Anti-Fracking Tools

Source: Ouyside Online

In Mora County, New Mexico, a patchwork of prairie, foothills, and high peaks on the east flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, unemployment stands at 16 percent, county workers operate out of leaky temporary buildings, and...

May 27, 2014 Euro Parliament panel exempts shale gas from beefed-up rules

United Press International - The shale gas and EIA moves "demonstrate, beyond doubt, that European citizens can expect no help, or protection against the dangers of fracking, from Brussels," Antoine Simon of îFriends of the...

May 25, 2014 U.K.’s South England Holds Billions of Barrels of Shale Oil

Source: Bloomberg

Shale rock underneath some of the wealthiest counties in southern England may contain billions of barrels of oil, a government report said. The Weald basin, covering counties south of London including Surrey, Sussex and Kent, may...

May 19, 2014 British fracking support falls below 50%, poll shows

Source: The Guardian

Public support for fracking for shale gas in the UK has fallen below 50% for the first time, new polling suggests. Just 49.7% of people now say they think the controversial process should be allowed in the UK, marking the third...

May 19, 2014 Read The Secret Trade Memo Calling For More Fracking and Offshore Drilling

Source: Huff Post

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under the terms of a secret negotiation text obtained by The Huffington Post. The...

May 16, 2014 Fracking protesters demonstrate outside state Coastal Commission meeting in Inverness

Source: Marin News

Donning hazardous material suits and carrying signs, more than a dozen anti-fracking protesters turned up at the California Coastal Commission meeting in Inverness Thursday to ask the regulatory agency to outlaw the practice. The...

May 13, 2014 Groups seek more disclosure of risks associated with hydraulic fracturing

Star Telegram - The report was released by Boston Common Asset Management, Green Century Capital Management, îInvestor Environmental Health Networkî and As You Sow. Companies that disclose steps to reduce disruptions...

May 13, 2014 NJ Senate approves bill that would ban fracking waste


Two years after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a similar measure, state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would ban the dumping of fracking waste in New Jersey. The state Senate voted 33-4 today to pass bipartisan legislation that...

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