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Second Virginia county bans hydraulic fracturing - WJHL

November 14, 2017 - 7:43am

WJHL

Second Virginia county bans hydraulic fracturing
WJHL
20, 2012 file photo, Ray Kemble, of Dimock, Pa., holds a jug of his well water on his head while marching with demonstrators against hydraulic fracturing outside a Marcellus Shale industry conference in Philadelphia. Federal government scientists are ...

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Second Virginia County Bans Hydraulic Fracturing - U.S. News & World Report

November 14, 2017 - 7:06am

Second Virginia County Bans Hydraulic Fracturing
U.S. News & World Report
The county is bordered by the Rappahannock River, which advocacy group American Rivers ranked as the fifth-most endangered American river, citing fracking's threat to clean drinking water. A small portion of Richmond County is in the Taylorsville basin ...

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Fracking Rarely Linked to Quakes - The Heartland Institute

November 14, 2017 - 2:14am

Fracking Rarely Linked to Quakes
The Heartland Institute
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), recorded 282 earthquakes from 2011 to 2016 located within 2 kilometers of a hydraulic fracturing operation that occurred within a week following wastewater disposal. Looking at quakes of any magnitude, the ...

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Richmond County becomes second locality in state to ban fracking ... - Richmond.com

November 13, 2017 - 10:36pm

Richmond.com

Richmond County becomes second locality in state to ban fracking ...
Richmond.com
FREDERICKSBURG — Richmond County has become the first locality in the Taylorsville basin to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process of injecting ...

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City Council: Members discuss use of fracking waste on roadways - The Post

November 13, 2017 - 10:23pm

The Post

City Council: Members discuss use of fracking waste on roadways
The Post
At their Monday night meeting, Athens City Council discussed Ohio House Bill 393, which would authorize the sale of brine from fracking operations as a commodity used to control deicing, dust suppression and other applications on roadways. The Ohio ...

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Richmond County becomes second locality in Virginia to ban fracking - Fredericksburg.com

November 13, 2017 - 9:24pm

Fredericksburg.com

Richmond County becomes second locality in Virginia to ban fracking
Fredericksburg.com
A worker adjusts hoses in 2014 during a hydraulic fracturing operation at a gas well near Mead, Colo. Richmond County recently became the second locality in Virginia to ban fracking. Westmoreland County supervisors will vote in December on an ordinance ...
Richmond County bans frackingFredericksburg Today

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Measure Z fracking ban trial underway in Monterey County | KCBX - KCBX

November 13, 2017 - 8:46pm

KCBX

Measure Z fracking ban trial underway in Monterey County | KCBX
KCBX
After Monterey County voters approved Measure Z , a fracking ban and limit on other oil extraction processes, in November 2016, oil companies and royalty.
Measure Z Fracking Ban Trial Underway In Monterey | 90.3 KAZU90.3 KAZU

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Legal Protest Launched Against Massive Nevada Fracking Plan - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

November 13, 2017 - 6:10pm

Legal Protest Launched Against Massive Nevada Fracking Plan
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ELY, Nev. — Three conservation groups filed an administrative protest today against an enormous Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction, scheduled for Dec. 12, that would allow fracking on more than 600 square miles of Nevada public ...

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'Burdensome,' 'costly' fracking regulations blamed for keeping companies away from Illinois - Illinois News Network

November 13, 2017 - 4:51pm

Illinois News Network

'Burdensome,' 'costly' fracking regulations blamed for keeping companies away from Illinois
Illinois News Network
Mark Denzler served as co-chair for the GROW-IL coalition, which helped to facilitate the passage of the Illinois' hydraulic fracturing law. He says officials simply moved too slowly to take advantage of the energy boom. “Illinois took several years to ...

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Another hurdle for commencing fracking - South African court declares fracking regulations unlawful - Lexology

November 13, 2017 - 10:20am

Another hurdle for commencing fracking - South African court declares fracking regulations unlawful
Lexology
The plans of companies seeking to commence with deep drilling or hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in parts of the Karoo exceeding 120,000km² hit a stumbling block after the Eastern Cape High Court declared the Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and ...

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Fracking great for nation and doesn't hurt environment - TCPalm

November 12, 2017 - 4:00am

Sun Sentinel

Fracking great for nation and doesn't hurt environment
TCPalm
For over 60 years, hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has been used as a safe method of producing natural gas. Opponents are quick to play on the emotions when advocating for bans instead of relying on scientific facts — or what we call in the ...
Protect Florida's water supply; block more oil drilling | LettersSun Sentinel

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The Unexpected Ways Fracking Affects Air Pollution - The Revelator

November 11, 2017 - 11:14am

The Revelator

The Unexpected Ways Fracking Affects Air Pollution
The Revelator
Fracking is a term that can stir strong emotions among its opponents and proponents. It is actually a combination of techniques, including hydraulic fracturing, that has allowed drillers to draw hydrocarbons from rock formations which were once not ...

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Behind The Headlines: Oil Wastewater And Fracking FAQ - HPPR

November 10, 2017 - 6:10pm

HPPR

Behind The Headlines: Oil Wastewater And Fracking FAQ
HPPR
A saltwater injection well that made headlines in recent months in Morris County, for example, was not an example of fracking — though nearly 4,000 people joined an online petition describing it as fracking. The online petition was then submitted to ...

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Hydraulic Fracturing, Well Intervention Services, and Directional Drilling– New Procurement Research Reports Now ... - Business Wire (press release)

November 10, 2017 - 3:15pm

Business Wire (press release)

Hydraulic Fracturing, Well Intervention Services, and Directional Drilling– New Procurement Research Reports Now ...
Business Wire (press release)
The growth of the global hydraulic fracturing market can be attributed to the increasing investments towards hydraulic fracturing, especially in emerging markets. China has the world's largest shale gas reserves and also has the third largest reserves ...

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William March: Dana Young to push for statewide fracking ban again - Tampabay.com

November 10, 2017 - 12:10pm

Tampabay.com

William March: Dana Young to push for statewide fracking ban again
Tampabay.com
State Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, has introduced another fracking ban bill for the coming legislative session. But it's unclear whether it will have any better ...

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Anti-fracking argument not sound - Tribune-Review

November 9, 2017 - 8:55pm

Anti-fracking argument not sound
Tribune-Review
The Environmental Protection Agency's report “Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States” found no evidence of widespread water contamination from fracking ...

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The future of fracking: Thanks to the vastness of the oil resource and the stinginess (for now) of the shale, that ... - Prairie Business

November 9, 2017 - 8:29pm

Prairie Business

The future of fracking: Thanks to the vastness of the oil resource and the stinginess (for now) of the shale, that ...
Prairie Business
Five percent is the amount of oil that current technologies can coax out of Bakken rocks far underground. One hundred percent is how much of that oil comes oozing out those rocks in the laboratory, when engineers bathe samples of the rocks in CO2.

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Fracking ban top legislative priority for Conservancy in 2018 - Naples Daily News

November 9, 2017 - 7:03pm

Naples Daily News

Fracking ban top legislative priority for Conservancy in 2018
Naples Daily News
Bills to ban the controversial oil drilling technique in Florida have been introduced for consideration by House and Senate in 2018.

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