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Natural Gas and Fracking

Natural Gas and FrackingHydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a drilling process that injects millions of gallons of water, sand and undisclosed chemicals at high pressure into horizontal wells to crack open shale rock and release natural gas. Largely unregulated, the fast-spreading gas-extraction method is enjoying an unprecedented boom, but it could also be contaminating underground water supplies.
Republican Fred Upton, incumbent with fossil industry ties, faces challenge from a climate action hawk.
If opponents of incumbent Congressman Fred Upton (R-Mich) have their way, a natural gas pipeline...
Sep 19, 2014 | Read More
Judge denies Aruba's request for new trial in case involving Texas family suffering from noxious air emissions. Aruba says it will appeal.
The stage has been set for an appeal of a high profile verdict against a Texas oil and gas company...
Sep 16, 2014 | Read More
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations, which means people have just two years from the time they notice a problem until they file a lawsuit.
Attorney Tomas Ramirez is confident he'll win an appeal in the case of a Karnes County, Texas...
Sep 9, 2014 | Read More
Researchers determined general chemical footprint of one liter samples, but not relative concentrations, and call for further study.
A new study in the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts offers one of the most...
Sep 5, 2014 | Read More
Grassroots activists joined mainstream environmental organizations to help force the state to write tougher fracking rules; some aren't pleased about it.
Grassroots groups fighting hydraulic fracturing in Illinois have put aside their push for a...
Sep 4, 2014 | Read More
Facility in Utah doubles in size without a proper permit for emissions of volatile organic compounds, including benzene, toluene and xylene.
A commercial facility that disposes of oil and gas waste in Eastern Utah has been fined $50,000 for...
Sep 3, 2014 | Read More
Longmont 'continues to imply that decades of established law on regulating oil and gas operations somehow doesn't apply to them,' says industry official.
Leaders of a Boulder, Colo. suburb on the front lines of the fight against gas drilling recently...
Aug 29, 2014 | Read More
Drilling-wary Maryland is one of several East Coast states considering whether to open their lands to fracking as public health concerns mount.
A state-commissioned report found that air emissions trump water pollution and drilling-induced...
Aug 21, 2014 | Read More
Dismissal is in contrast to a case in which a jury awarded $2.9 million to a family who also claimed to be sickened by fracking's emissions.
A Texas judge has dismissed a million dollar lawsuit filed by a Karnes County, Texas, family who...
Aug 15, 2014 | Read More
Christie's national ambitions seen by critics as a factor in fracking greenlight.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's recent veto of a bill that would have banned the treatment,...
Aug 14, 2014 | Read More