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Source: Climate Progress
Pennsylvania’s new Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order Thursday banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in state parks and forests, the Associated Press reports.
January 29, 2015 NY won't revisit fracking ban soon: DEC chiefSource: lohud.com
ALBANY – New York's planned ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing can be revisited by the state at any point, but likely won't be in the near future, the state's top environmental regulator said Wednesday
January 26, 2015 U.K. Lawmakers Urge Fracking Delay on Water, Climate RiskSource: Bloomberg
A moratorium on fracking is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and allow time to stiffen regulations for the industry, Parliament’s cross-party Environmental Audit Committee said in a report Monday. It...
January 26, 2015 This Scientific Development Could Impact Fracking Litigation
texaslawyer.com - ... to a 2009 request by the U.S. House of Representatives that the îEPAî conduct scientific research to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking îwaterî...
January 21, 2015 BHP is the latest company to slash its shale drilling forecastSource: Fortune
BHP Billiton Plc ( BHP -1.00% ) has become the latest big oil name to slash its outlook for production from U.S. shale this year in response to falling prices.
January 21, 2015 Controversial Lancashire fracking plans face hurdleSource: The Guardian
Proposals for fracking for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire should be refused, planning officers have recommended.Lancashire county council has published reports with recommendations on planning applications from shale...
Source: Fox News
New York state’s controversial new fracking ban was bolstered in part by research written and peer-reviewed by scientists with ties to the anti-fracking movement – drawing criticism that their views were not disclosed when the...
January 19, 2015 Scottish government decision on fracking imminentSource: The Guardian
Campaigners in Scotland believe a series of imminent decisions could force the SNP government to come off the fence on fracking. This week SNP MPs will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the infrastructure bill, a...
Businessweek - According to a recent report from Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, the shale formations under New York âdo not appear as economically viable as the parts of those formations that underlie...
January 14, 2015 Obama Wants to Crack Down on Fracking EmissionsSource: Mother Jones
President Barack Obama will unveil a new plan to cut methane from America's booming oil and gas industry ahead of the State of the Union address, in an attempt to cement his climate legacy during his remaining two years in the...
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