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Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material - RT

July 13, 2017 - 6:14pm

RT

Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material
RT
“Isotopic ratios of 226Ra/228Ra and 87Sr/86Sr identified that peak concentrations of Ra and Sr were likely sourced from wastewaters that originated from the Marcellus Shale formation,” according to the study Watershed-Scale Impacts for Surface Water ...
Waste Water From Fracking Pollutes Pennsylvania WatershedCleanTechnica

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Release of treated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing contaminates lake - Science Daily

July 13, 2017 - 4:12pm

Science Daily

Release of treated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing contaminates lake
Science Daily
In 2015, the unconventional oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," accounted for more than one-half of oil production and two-thirds of gas production in America, according to the U.S. Energy Information ...

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Bermuda firm denies funneling Russian cash to anti-fracking groups ... - Washington Times

July 12, 2017 - 7:08pm

Washington Times

Bermuda firm denies funneling Russian cash to anti-fracking groups ...
Washington Times
A Bermuda company has denied funneling Russian money to environmental groups after being named by key House Republicans in a letter calling for a probe ...

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Stop Dumping Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf of Mexico - EcoWatch

July 12, 2017 - 1:55pm

EcoWatch

Stop Dumping Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf of Mexico
EcoWatch
A Trump administration proposal to continue allowing oil companies to dump unlimited amounts of offshore fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico violates federal law and threatens imperiled marine wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity warned ...

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Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds - The Independent

July 12, 2017 - 1:03pm

The Independent

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds
The Independent
The vast amount of waste water produced by fracking can contaminate rivers, lakes and other waterways with radioactive material and hormone-affecting chemicals, according to new research. The study tested sediments and groundwater downstream of a ...

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It Makes No Sense To Say Fracking Can Be Safe, No Matter What Guidelines Are In Place - CleanTechnica

July 12, 2017 - 12:28pm

CleanTechnica

It Makes No Sense To Say Fracking Can Be Safe, No Matter What Guidelines Are In Place
CleanTechnica
Fracking or hydraulic fracturing involves pumping up to 16 Olympic swimming pools' worth of water, chemical additives and sand into shale rocks lying between 2km and 3km underground. This creates a dense network of small fractures in the rocks ...

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Police beef up security at Lancashire fracking site after protester is hit by van - The Guardian

July 12, 2017 - 7:46am

The Guardian

Police beef up security at Lancashire fracking site after protester is hit by van
The Guardian
Security is being beefed up at a fracking site in Lancashire after a protester was hit by a van on Monday. A Youtube video posted immediately after the incident shows the protester, dressed in grey and black, trying to block a white van leaving the ...
Fracking protester run over by truck after 'slow walking' in front of vehicle during controversial demonstrationMirror.co.uk
Anti-fracking protest sparks road chaosBlackpool Gazette

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Fracking boom leads to tension in Navajo communities - New Mexico Political Report

July 12, 2017 - 2:08am

New Mexico Political Report

Fracking boom leads to tension in Navajo communities
New Mexico Political Report
Coming to the front of the chapter house, Marie Herbert-Chavez introduced herself in the Navajo language. “I'm going to talk real fast OK,” she said as she took the microphone to talk about fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, in her community near Chaco ...

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Erie considers odor ordinance that could impact fracking - FOX31 Denver

July 11, 2017 - 10:54pm

FOX31 Denver

Erie considers odor ordinance that could impact fracking
FOX31 Denver
ERIE, Colo. -- Town council members in Erie are considering an ordinance that could make fracking more difficult. Erie is one of many communities where people are concerned about fracking near their homes. The town, straddling Boulder and Weld counties ...

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EPA, fracking, natural gas, charity, John Wiley Price, tribute to police, Hobby Lobby - Dallas News (blog)

July 11, 2017 - 6:24pm

Dallas News (blog)

EPA, fracking, natural gas, charity, John Wiley Price, tribute to police, Hobby Lobby
Dallas News (blog)
This editorial cited industry actions on fracking as an example of regulatory failure. Based on what, exactly? The industry aligned with environmental groups in Texas to push through a landmark chemical disclosure law in 2011. In 2013, the industry ...
Proposed EPA permit violates Clean Water Act, group allegesWWL

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New Milford approves anti-fracking ordinance - Danbury News Times

July 11, 2017 - 5:30pm

New Milford approves anti-fracking ordinance
Danbury News Times
NEW MILFORD — Town Council has adopted an ordinance banning fracking waste from being brought into town, the latest step in a statewide effort advocates hope will lead to stricter state laws against importation of the toxic materials. Fracking is the ...

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Fracking site at Preston New Road to see 24-hour police presence ... - BBC News

July 11, 2017 - 9:52am

BBC News

Fracking site at Preston New Road to see 24-hour police presence ...
BBC News
A Lancashire fracking site is to receive round-the-clock policing due to an increase in protests, according to the local force. Neighbouring forces are currently ...

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Erin Brockovich helps Oklahoma Pawnee Nation take on fracking companies - Inhabitat

July 11, 2017 - 9:11am

Inhabitat

Erin Brockovich helps Oklahoma Pawnee Nation take on fracking companies
Inhabitat
Oklahoma has become an earthquake hotspot in recent years, and many are blaming companies that engage in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Last year, the state saw its largest earthquake ever recorded at a 5.8 magnitude, close to the town of Pawnee.

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Here's How The Oil Industry Is Influencing Science Lessons In ... - NPR - NPR

July 11, 2017 - 4:51am

NPR

Here's How The Oil Industry Is Influencing Science Lessons In ... - NPR
NPR
Oklahoma's oil industry is spending millions on science lessons for public schools. But environmentalists say omitting climate change leaves students ...

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Lawmakers Cite Evidence Russia 'Colludes' With US Green Groups ... - Daily Signal

July 10, 2017 - 8:06pm

Daily Signal

Lawmakers Cite Evidence Russia 'Colludes' With US Green Groups ...
Daily Signal
Two congressmen cite evidence that Russia and American environmental groups teamed to undermine U.S. fracking and natural gas development.
Did US Enviros Take Russian Cash? | The Daily CallerThe Daily Caller

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Drilling rig owned by UK fracking firm Cuadrilla 'seriously vandalised' - The Guardian

July 10, 2017 - 12:37pm

The Guardian

Drilling rig owned by UK fracking firm Cuadrilla 'seriously vandalised'
The Guardian
A drilling rig owned by one of the UK's most prominent fracking firms has been seriously vandalised, in a move seemingly intended to slow down the country's embryonic shale industry. Derbyshire police said that between 18 and 24 May, a person illegally ...
Outside police to join Fylde fracking patrolsBlackpool Gazette
Fracking Progress Stalled as Protesters Step Up Action Against Shale Gas Company Cuadrilla in LancashireDeSmog UK

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Erin Brockovich Helps Pawnee Nation Sue Fracking Companies Over Induced Earthquakes - Truth-Out

July 10, 2017 - 11:23am

Truth-Out

Erin Brockovich Helps Pawnee Nation Sue Fracking Companies Over Induced Earthquakes
Truth-Out
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is helping Oklahoma's Pawnee Nation take on several fracking companies in a lawsuit alleging that damages to its tribal buildings and reservation property was the result of man-made, or induced, earthquakes.

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Halliburton hiring 100 per month to meet Texas fracking demand ... - Chron.com

July 10, 2017 - 10:06am

Chron.com

Halliburton hiring 100 per month to meet Texas fracking demand ...
Chron.com
Halliburton has hired about 100 new workers each month this year to keep up with surging demand for fracking in West Texas, a sharp turnaround after the ...
Halliburton says hiring 100 per month to meet Permian fracking ...Seeking Alpha
Halliburton hiring surges as US fracking demand swells | Fox BusinessFox Business

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