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Research & Insights
Research & Insights
Source: PBS NewsHour
As shale and natural gas fracking booms in South Texas, a new report raises unsettling concerns about possible related health risks and poor air quality. The Center for Public Integrity collaborated with others in examining...
February 6, 2014 Report: Fracking raising water supply worriesSource: USA Today
The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says. The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground...
December 27, 2013 Study: Fracking saves waterSource: Daily Caller
Hydraulic fracturing conserves water compared to other energy-generation methods, according to a recent study that undermines claims by fracking opponents. Bridget Scanlon and a team of researchers at the Bureau of Economic...
Fracking in America generated 280bn US gallons of toxic waste water last year – enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon, a new report out on Thursday found. The report from campaign group Environment...
September 17, 2013 Study: Natural gas industry can cut fracking emissionsSource: USA Today
How much damage does fracking do to the environment? Not quite as much as federal estimates suggest, if natural gas companies take steps to reduce methane emissions, researchers find.
May 17, 2013 The hottest North American shale plays
Resource Investor - Taken as a whole, shale plays may disappoint investors, with the exception of a few key plays like the Marcellus, the Eagle Ford and a few others. Rates of return may not meet expectations and some companies...
April 19, 2013 Poll: NY voters still split on frackingSource: Ithaca Journal
ALBANY — New York voters remain nearly split on drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration continues to weigh whether to allow it, a poll released Thursday found.
February 1, 2013 Poll: New Yorkers split on frackingSource: Washington Times
As their governor weighs whether to allow fracking, New Yorkers are evenly split on whether the controversial drilling practice should be allowed in their state. A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday shows that 43 percent support...
January 3, 2013 Gas Drilling Is Called Safe in New YorkSource: NY Times
ALBANY — The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York, according to a copy obtained by The...
December 2, 2012 The history of fracking
Knoxville News Sentinel - However, the report concludes "injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids into coal bed methane wells poses "little or no threat" to drinking îwaterî supplies. August 2005: Congress passes a...
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