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Hydraulic Fracturing

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...
05/15/2012 | Read More
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...
05/01/2012 | Read More
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...
04/19/2012 | Read More
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...
04/16/2012 | Read More
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...
04/12/2012 | Read More
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...
03/21/2012 | Read More
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...
02/15/2012 | Read More
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...
02/09/2012 | Read More
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...
12/09/2011 | Read More
In an interview, Robert Lestz discusses everything from the risks of using propane to why Canadian companies are more willing to try something new.
When Robert Lestz was a research engineer at Chevron in the 1990s, he began searching for a way to...
11/14/2011 | Read More