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October 5, 2012 Is Fracking behind Contamination in Wyoming Groundwater?Source: Scientific America
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sparked a firestorm in December last year when it released a draft report suggesting that the use of hydraulic fracturing — or 'fracking' — to extract natural gas had contaminated...
August 7, 2012 UT study sees link of wells, quakesSource: Houston Chronicle
Most recent earthquakes in North Texas happened close to injection wells used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling in the region, according to new research. A two-year study by the University of Texas at Austin also...
August 3, 2012 New poll shows Californians split on frackingSource: LA Times
Californians are split on a controversial method of oil extraction called hydraulic fracturing, according to a new statewide poll. A survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, released Wednesday, found that most...
July 17, 2012 How states are regulating fracking (in maps)?Source: Washington Post Blog
Armed with new drilling techniques, companies are spreading out across the United States, cracking open shale rock in search of vast new stores of natural gas. It’s not an exaggeration to say that hydraulic fracturing, or...
July 13, 2012 Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answerSource: MSNBC
PITTSBURGH — A new study being done by the Department of Energy may provide some of the first solid answers to a controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water?
July 10, 2012 Pennsylvania Fracking Can Put Water at Risk, Study FindsSource: BusinessWeek
Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Pennsylvania may contaminate drinking-water supplies, a study by Duke University professors concluded.
June 13, 2012 Shale jobs to multiply for years, study saysSource: Vindy.com
Ohio and Pennsylvania already rank in the top 10 nationally in terms of jobs created by shale-gas production. In the next 25 years, each state will experience significant growth in terms of shale jobs, said John Larson, primary...
May 31, 2012 New Ceres Report: Oil Shale Development in Western US Poses Significant Risks to InvestorsSource: Ceres
BOSTON – Citing technological uncertainties and a wide range of other risks, a new Ceres white paper supports a federal agency’s proposal to take a cautious approach to oil shale production in the western US. At issue is the...
May 29, 2012 Campaigners' anger over agency's shale gas reportSource: BBC News
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has infuriated environmentalists with a report on what it calls the "golden age" of gas.
May 16, 2012 UB report says fracking getting saferSource: Buffalo News
A new study released today by the University at Buffalo concludes that state oversight and better industry practices have significantly reduced the risk of major environmental problems stemming from drilling high-volume natural...
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