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April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

Source: Telegram.com

The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with...

March 5, 2014 Report: Fracking likely to exacerbate water shortages

Boulder Weekly - Itâs a bad combination, according to a recent report issued by îCeresî, a nonprofit devoted to promoting corporate responsibility and îsustainabilityî leadership. The report,...

February 20, 2014 Raising health and air quality concerns in Texas’ fracking frontier - text/video

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 worries

Source: 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 water

Source: 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...

October 4, 2013 Fracking produces annual toxic waste water enough to flood Washington DC

Source: Guardian

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 emissions

Source: 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 fracking

Source: 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 fracking

Source: 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...

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