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January 3, 2013 Gas Drilling Is Called Safe in New York

Source: 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...

November 6, 2012 Heavy metals: Study links water contamination to fracking

Source: Times online

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- In its analysis of residential drinking water, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is not reporting all the chemicals discovered in test results, claiming that the substances simply aren’t...

November 6, 2012 Heavy metals: Study links water contamination to fracking

Source: Times online

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- In its analysis of residential drinking water, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is not reporting all the chemicals discovered in test results, claiming that the substances simply aren’t...

October 10, 2012 Report: EPA struggling to keep pace with ‘fracking’ boom

Source: The Hill

Congressional auditors conclude in new reports that the Environmental Protection Agency faces big hurdles overseeing a U.S. oil-and-gas drilling boom that’s creating “unknown” long-term health risks.

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, quakes

Source: 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 fracking

Source: 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 answer

Source: 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?

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