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August 1, 2014 Latest polling results in New York show continued growth in opposition to fracking

Source: NRDC

In New York’s Southern Tier, the very heart of the Marcellus Shale region where natural gas lies locked in dense rock, new poll results show a strong majority of people are worried about the health and environmental impacts of...

July 30, 2014 Big Oil's New Pitch: Fracking Means Never Having to Fear Putin

Source: Mother Jones

As Ukraine sinks deeper into crisis, the oil and gas industry is pressing the United States to deploy its abundant natural gas supply as a weapon against Russia—and lawmakers of both parties are lining up behind the proposal. "We...

July 29, 2014 GAO: Fracking Could Threaten Clean Drinking Water

Source: Philly Mag.com

A new report from the Government Accountability Office suggests the federal Environmental Protection Agency has fallen somewhat short in its duties to ensure that that gas production in Pennsylvania — using the “fracking”...

July 28, 2014 Fracking to be allowed in UK national parks in ‘exceptional circumstances’

Source: RT-UK

The UK government will allow fracking in national parks and heritage sites in “exceptional circumstances,” say new guidelines. Around half of the UK is now open to shale gas exploitation, despite growing public concern over the...

July 25, 2014 Halliburton Fracking Spill Mystery: What Chemicals Polluted an Ohio Waterway?

Source: Mother Jones

On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the...

July 24, 2014 Pennsylvania Regulator Faulted for Lax Role in Fracking

Source: Bloomberg

Pennsylvania regulators were unprepared for the fracking-fueled boom in natural gas production during the past decade, putting drinking water supplies at risk, the state’s watchdog said. The state’s Department of Environmental...

July 24, 2014 The Hospital Disinfectant That's Making Fracking Greener

Source: Forbes

Fracking seems to have more going against it than for it, but a South Carolina-based company is hoping the oil and gas industry will mitigate environmental damages and health concerns with its latest product, Excelyte.

July 23, 2014 New York State of Fracking: A ProPublica Explainer

Source: ProPublica

New York is one of a handful of states around the country that currently has at least temporarily halted fracking. Since 2008, when the state was first confronted with interest in gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing by energy...

July 22, 2014 California reviews fracking water disposal amid contamination concerns

Source: Reuters

California said it would review wells where oil drilling waste water from the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is disposed to ensure they are not contaminating drinking water.

July 21, 2014 "Tea Party of the Left" wages ferocious battle over fracking

Source: Denver Post

Not that long ago, nurse Cliff Willmeng would have reacted to a question about hydraulic fracturing with a blank stare. Fracking, oil shale, drilling: those were words used by geologists, not an emergency-room worker. But a...

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