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June 2, 2015 Maryland bans fracking

Source: The Hill

Maryland’s ban on hydraulic fracturing became law after Gov. Larry Hogan (R) decided not to veto it. The bill bans fracking for two and a half years, and requires the state to write standards to regulate the practice for when the...

May 27, 2015 Technology for a Saudi fracking boom moves closer to reality

Source: CNBC

The key to an energy boom is simple: Build a technology to get at the oil and gas that geologists already know is trapped in various subterranean, or subsea, formations.

May 26, 2015 Four States Sue U.S. Interior Over 'Too Strict' Fracking Regulations

Source: Indian County Today

Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado and now Utah are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over fracking regulations issued by the federal government in March

May 19, 2015 Texas governor signs law to prohibit local oil well fracking bans

Source: Reuters

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation.

May 11, 2015 Scientists probe the dynamics of Texas 'earthquake country' (+video)

Source: CS Monitor

ATLANTA — Yet another in a series of cluster earthquakes rattled the Dallas area on Thursday, the size of which only intensified a subterranean quest to find out how parts of Texas have become “earthquake country.”

May 6, 2015 Bill gutting fracking bans advances in Texas

Source: Reuters

A bill giving Texas the sole right to regulate the oil and gas industry and take away the power of municipalities to pass anti-fracking rules moved a step closer to becoming law on Monday after it passed the Senate.

April 28, 2015 Fracking is not the cause of quakes. The real problem is fracking’s wastewater

Source: Washington Post

The maps highlight 17 hot spots where communities face a significantly increased risk of earthquakes, and the accompanying report links the earthquakes to injection wells used to dispose of fracking wastewater. Previous maps did...

April 23, 2015 An Earth Day call to ban fracking across this land

Source: NY Daily News

Flaming water, poisoned air and destroyed lives — that’s what I found when I traveled to Dimock, Pa., in 2009 to see the impacts of fracking firsthand. Six years later, this tragic story is one shared by countless Americans, too...

April 22, 2015 Oklahoma scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas work

Source: Reuters

Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.

April 20, 2015 Texas House approves bill that limits city bans on fracking

Source: Reuters

A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own bans on hydraulic fracturing in the nation's top crude oil and natural gas producing state was approved on Friday in the state House of Representatives.

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