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As area localities consider fracking regulations, another county bans the process - Fredericksburg.com

February 24, 2017 - 11:04pm

Fredericksburg.com

As area localities consider fracking regulations, another county bans the process
Fredericksburg.com
“The thing that concerns the county the most is the threat to the water, and hydraulic fracturing is a huge threat,” she said. “Water is on every local leader's mind in our area, it's part of their thinking. No matter how conservative or how liberal ...
Standing against fracking - The News LeaderStaunton News Leader

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Brooklyn to consider ordinance banning fracking waste - Norwich Bulletin

February 24, 2017 - 4:01pm

Brooklyn to consider ordinance banning fracking waste
Norwich Bulletin
Conservation Commission Chairman Dianne Wimmer and member Jeannine Noel said the state is developing regulations involving the storage and treatment of waste from hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. Those regulations could take effect ...

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Politics Now: ACA protest, fracking debate - Asheville Citizen-Times

February 24, 2017 - 11:47am

Asheville Citizen-Times

Politics Now: ACA protest, fracking debate
Asheville Citizen-Times
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act will hold a demonstration in downtown Asheville Saturday and people with differing opinions on fracking will debate at Asheville High School March 3. The ACA demonstration is being put on by two liberal activist ...

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Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought - Popular Science

February 24, 2017 - 9:06am

Popular Science

Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought
Popular Science
A similar study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency only found 457 leaks for eight states between 2006 and 2012—but that's because the EPA focused narrowly on leaks that happened exclusively during the process of hydraulic fracturing.

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Here's the case for a fracking ban - Delmarva Daily Times

February 24, 2017 - 6:02am

Delmarva Daily Times

Here's the case for a fracking ban
Delmarva Daily Times
This suggests they recognize that gas-drilling will not be the economic bonanza that supporters have claimed since 2011, when the mountains above Marcellus Shale deposits in western Maryland were first targeted. Two bills are pending. one bans fracking ...
Sen. Young should support fracking ban, not watered-down legislationFrederick News Post (subscription)

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Study Identifies More Than 6600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period - Huffington Post

February 23, 2017 - 7:49pm

Huffington Post

Study Identifies More Than 6600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period
Huffington Post
Researchers at Duke University identified 6,648 fracking-related spills in Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and North Dakota between 2005 and 2014. Fracking uses a high-pressure stream of water, chemicals and sand to tap into rock formations and ...
Media Reports On Blockbuster Study Of Fracking Spills Fail To Mention The Biggest Among Them Were 'Fresh Water'Daily Caller

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Microbes differ downstream from fracking wastewater - Futurity: Research News

February 23, 2017 - 3:01pm

Microbes differ downstream from fracking wastewater
Futurity: Research News
Wastewater from oil and gas operations—including fracking for shale gas—at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a new study. The study, published in Science of the Total Environment, shows that wastewater releases, including ...

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These Two Fracking Giants Are Getting Clobbered By Investors - Fortune

February 23, 2017 - 2:33pm

Fortune

These Two Fracking Giants Are Getting Clobbered By Investors
Fortune
Wall Street balked after two large players in the fracking industry, Chesapeake Energy and Apache, reported disappointing quarterly earnings before trading Thursday, causing shares of the companies to plummet. Chesapeake (chk) , which is the ...

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Augusta first county in Va. to ban fracking - The News Leader - Staunton News Leader

February 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

Staunton News Leader

Augusta first county in Va. to ban fracking - The News Leader
Staunton News Leader
VERONA - The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night to prohibit fracking in the county in a move to keep clean water flowing in the area.
Augusta County Board of Supervisors Bans Fracking - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and WeatherNBC 29 News

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Fracking Is Dangerous To Your Health -- Here's Why - Forbes

February 23, 2017 - 1:12pm

Forbes

Fracking Is Dangerous To Your Health -- Here's Why
Forbes
Fracking, or drilling for gas by hydraulic fracturing, has been associated with a growing number of health risks. Last week, I began this series looking at some of the hazardous chemicals injected into the wells to make drilling easier and cheaper, and ...

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Fracking regulation bill passes Georgia House - Atlanta Journal Constitution

February 23, 2017 - 12:09pm

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fracking regulation bill passes Georgia House
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Meadows' bill would empower the state's Environmental Protection Division to regulate fracking and collect a tax of 1-cent per cubic meter of natural gas drawn from Georgia and 3-cents per cubic meter of oil. A company interested in fracking would have ...
Georgia House passes fracking billAtlanta Business Chronicle

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Public hearing set for proposed ordinance to ban fracking in Tallahassee - WCTV

February 22, 2017 - 10:15pm

WCTV

Public hearing set for proposed ordinance to ban fracking in Tallahassee
WCTV
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee City Commission is moving forward with a proposed ordinance to ban fracking. At Wednesday's City Commission meeting, Commission Nancy Miller and Mayor Andrew Gillum brought forth the proposed ...

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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Chaffetz goes after Bears Ears ... - Daily Kos

February 22, 2017 - 6:31pm

Daily Kos

Spotlight on Green News & Views: Chaffetz goes after Bears Ears ...
Daily Kos
The pond at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, New Mexico, along the Rio Grande. See Desert Scientist's essay on water below.

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A&M Corpus Christi professor discusses fracking concerns - KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi - KRIS Corpus Christi News

February 22, 2017 - 6:19pm

KRIS Corpus Christi News

A&M Corpus Christi professor discusses fracking concerns - KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi
KRIS Corpus Christi News
It appears the sale of two oil and gas leases in the Choke Canyon reservoir will move forward. As we first reported Monday, the Bureau of Land Management wants to sell the leases to oil and gas companies that would use fracking. Those 16-hundred acres ...
Drill, baby, drill?Corpus Christi Caller-Times

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Deforestation, Fracking Bills Spark Rallies Before Hearing - U.S. News & World Report

February 22, 2017 - 5:32pm

U.S. News & World Report

Deforestation, Fracking Bills Spark Rallies Before Hearing
U.S. News & World Report
"This session is the last chance for Maryland legislators to step up and protect the health, environment and tourism economy from the dangers of fracking once and for all," Jackie Filson, field communications officer for D.C.-based consumer rights ...
The Case for a Fracking BanThe Baltimore Chronicle
Testimonies given to ban, criminalize fracking in Western MarylandWHAG

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Counties can reject solar power but not fracking | Blog: Clark - Off ... - Greensboro News & Record (blog)

February 22, 2017 - 2:48pm

Greensboro News & Record (blog)

Counties can reject solar power but not fracking | Blog: Clark - Off ...
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
Currituck County says no to more solar; state law doesn't let local governments regulate or ban fracking.

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New study indicates the number of spills due to fracking is 20 times higher than previous estimates - Daily Kos

February 22, 2017 - 11:51am

Daily Kos

New study indicates the number of spills due to fracking is 20 times higher than previous estimates
Daily Kos
An EPA study earlier this year suggested that hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas from shale beds could be a threat to drinking water, but that actual problems were “rare.” However, there may be reason to be concerned, because the number of ...
Fracking led to more than 6000 spills in 10 years, study findsChristian Science Monitor
STUDY: In Almost 10 Years, 4 States Saw 6600+ Spills from FrackingColorLines magazine
Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sitesBBC News
Gizmodo -InsideClimate News -KY3 -ACS Publications - American Chemical Society
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Georgia fracking bill crosses hurdle | Don't Miss This ... - Ottumwacourier

February 22, 2017 - 8:14am

Ottumwacourier

Georgia fracking bill crosses hurdle | Don't Miss This ...
Ottumwacourier
ATLANTA — A proposal to regulate a sometimes controversial form of drilling in Georgia cleared a key hurdle Tuesday.

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Tell the truth about fracking | Washington Examiner - Washington Examiner

February 22, 2017 - 12:20am

Tell the truth about fracking | Washington Examiner
Washington Examiner
You've read about a process that's bringing abundant natural gas and petroleum to market while reducing costs to US consumers. Expect more discussion as ...

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Nevada considers fracking ban - USA TODAY

February 22, 2017 - 12:04am

USA TODAY

Nevada considers fracking ban
USA TODAY
RENO, Nev. — Nevada could become the third state in the nation to ban drilling companies from using hydraulic fracturing to get oil and natural gas from the ground. Known as fracking, it's the practice of extracting oil and gas from the ground by ...

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