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Hydraulic Fracturing

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
New BLM rule stands up well next to state regulations, says one scientist. "But unfortunately, that's because most state regulations are very poor."
Nearly two years after Wyoming became the first state to regulate high-volume hydraulic fracturing...
May 15, 2012 | Read More
Anti-fracking protestors in Ohio
In 2011, drillers pumped more than 500 million gallons of toxic fluid into Ohio's injection wells. More than half of the wastewater came from other states.
A series of earthquakes that rumbled from an oil and gas wastewater well in Ohio last year has...
May 1, 2012 | Read More
Opponenet of fracking
Department of Environmental Conservation will decide by end of year whether to continue a state-wide ban on hydraulic fracturing.
A four-year-old hydraulic fracturing study by New York's Department of Environmental Conservation...
Apr 19, 2012 | Read More
Map of primary aquifers and Marcellus Shale extent in NY
Amid skepticism from engineers and environmentalists, landowners and drilling company bet on LPG fracking, which uses propane instead of water.
A plan to extract shale gas and oil from 135,000 acres in Tioga County, N.Y., could break through...
Apr 16, 2012 | Read More
The Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles, Calf.
300,000 people live within a three-mile radius of the test wells, fracked to reach oil once considered too expensive to extract.
Earlier this year, the oil company Plains Exploration and Production (PXP) blasted water and...
Apr 12, 2012 | Read More
Natural gas drilling on the Pinedale Anticline in Wyoming.
Authors of new study encourage more low-dose testing of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, with implications for the debate on natural gas drilling.
The higher the dose, the more dangerous the toxin—that principle is the basis for most regulatory...
Mar 21, 2012 | Read More
Natural gas drilling rig in Colorado.
The gas industry wants to protect its trade secrets, but watchdogs want full disclosure of chemicals that can cause blindness, organ failure and cancer.
New regulations drafted by the federal Bureau of Land Management would increase pressure on energy...
Feb 15, 2012 | Read More
A drilling rig stands over a natural gas well in Colorado
Research suggests that emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than CO2, far exceed current estimates for gas drilling and production.
Weeks after Barack Obama promoted natural gas as a key part of U.S. energy policy in his State of...
Feb 9, 2012 | Read More
Gas drilling on the Pinedale Anticline in Wyoming
EPA's draft report that fracking likely contaminated a Wyoming aquifer could have major implications on America's booming natural gas industry.
In a first, federal environment officials Thursday scientifically linked underground water...
Dec 9, 2011 | Read More
Robert Lestz of Calgary-based GasFrac believes he's invented a natural gas drilling game-changer: a...
Nov 17, 2011 | Read More