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Pros and cons of fracking: Research updates - Yale Climate Connections

June 6, 2017 - 7:19am

Yale Climate Connections

Pros and cons of fracking: Research updates
Yale Climate Connections
Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, southwestern Pennsylvania (USGS, 2016). Credit: Doug Duncan, USGS. Fracking to extract gas and oil from shale rock remains among the most controversial practices in the new energy landscape. It's also among ...

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Enviros spar with critics over future of fracking rule case - E&E News

June 6, 2017 - 7:11am

E&E News

Enviros spar with critics over future of fracking rule case
E&E News
Friends and foes of the Obama administration's hydraulic fracturing rule squared off yesterday over whether a legal battle should advance while the Trump administration reconsiders the regulation. In legal briefs yesterday to the 10th U.S. Circuit ...

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Environmental groups sue EPA for moving to repeal fracking rules - Washington Examiner

June 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

Washington Examiner

Environmental groups sue EPA for moving to repeal fracking rules
Washington Examiner
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Monday over its move to repeal rules on oil and natural gas frackers that were a part of former President Barack Obama's broad climate change plan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File). Recommended for ...
Pruitt's claim that 'almost 50000 jobs' have been gained in coalWashington Post

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Labour-supporting union backs fracking in pre-Election snub to Jeremy Corbyn who opposes it - The Sun

June 5, 2017 - 1:08pm

The Sun

Labour-supporting union backs fracking in pre-Election snub to Jeremy Corbyn who opposes it
The Sun
ONE OF Labour's biggest union donors delivered a thumping pre-Election snub to Jeremy Corbyn today by formally backing fracking. Just three days before the nation goes to the polls, the GMB said it was time to live in the “real world” and get behind ...

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Jerry Brown Poses as 'Climate Leader' While He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels - Elk Grove News (registration) (blog)

June 5, 2017 - 10:40am

Elk Grove News (registration) (blog)

Jerry Brown Poses as 'Climate Leader' While He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels
Elk Grove News (registration) (blog)
“Far from the environmentalist that Brown claims to be, Brown has expanded the burning of heat-trapping natural gas and nurtured oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing while stifling efforts to protect the public from harm,” the report says. “The Public ...
Why Dropping the Paris Agreement May Not MatterInsideSources
Paris Agreement is European ploy to put the US economy in shackles, says EPA chief Scott PruittCNBC
Donald Trump is right to ditch the Paris AgreementSpectator.co.uk (blog)
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HYDRAULIC FRACTURING Budget cuts rip into USGS impact research - E&E News

June 5, 2017 - 7:35am

E&E News

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING Budget cuts rip into USGS impact research
E&E News
"Hydraulic fracturing is safe, and the science on fracking's alleged drinking water impacts has been settled for some time," said Neal Kirby, spokesman for the Independent Petroleum Association of America. "We believe the research into the safety of ...

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Another Fracking Time Bomb Lurks Beneath US - Forbes

June 5, 2017 - 12:02am

Forbes

Another Fracking Time Bomb Lurks Beneath US
Forbes
Texas requires bonds equivalent to $2 per foot for an individual well—horizontal wells designed for fracking can be over a mile deep and another mile long—or up to $250,000 for a blanket bond covering a producer for all wells drilled in the state. At ...

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Another Fracking Time Bomb Lurks Beneath US - Forbes

June 5, 2017 - 12:02am

Forbes

Another Fracking Time Bomb Lurks Beneath US
Forbes
Texas requires bonds equivalent to $2 per foot for an individual well—horizontal wells designed for fracking can be over a mile deep and another mile long—or up to $250,000 for a blanket bond covering a producer for all wells drilled in the state. At ...

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Ireland is the latest European country to ban fracking – the Tories need to follow suit - The Independent

June 4, 2017 - 7:59am

The Independent

Ireland is the latest European country to ban fracking – the Tories need to follow suit
The Independent
Following this week's vote in the Irish Parliament to ban fracking, the Prime Minister looks increasingly out on a limb as one of the few European leaders to still argue that fracking is a good idea. France, the Netherlands and Germany have all put a ...

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Voice of the Reader: Fracking is not the answer - The Southern

June 4, 2017 - 3:14am

The Southern

Voice of the Reader: Fracking is not the answer
The Southern
Fracking still pollutes the groundwater we rely on for drinking water. Fracking still destroys wildlife habitats and disrupts ecosystems. Fracking still lines the pockets of out-of-state drilling companies and leaves local residents in the same place ...

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Western Maryland Fracking Fight Reveals Differences - U.S. News & World Report

June 2, 2017 - 4:22pm

Western Maryland Fracking Fight Reveals Differences
U.S. News & World Report
According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, all of Garrett sits on the gas-rich Marcellus shale. Despite being on the "fairway" in extraction terms, the amount of natural gas that could be pulled from the entirety of Western Maryland is ...

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Western Maryland fracking fight reveals differences - Charlotte Observer

June 2, 2017 - 4:16pm

Western Maryland fracking fight reveals differences
Charlotte Observer
By passing a ban in Maryland, "We're just deciding to do hydraulic fracturing in other states," said Billy Bishoff, president of Garrett County's Farm Bureau and an outspoken supporter of fracking. Farmers like Bishoff are feeling the squeeze from the ...

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High court upholds rejection of fracking sand permit in western Wisconsin - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

June 2, 2017 - 1:46pm

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High court upholds rejection of fracking sand permit in western Wisconsin
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
A divided state Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a decision denying a permit for an Iowa-based company to open a new hydraulic fracturing sand mine in western Wisconsin. AllEnergy Corporation and AllEnergy Silica wanted to open a 265-acre mine ...

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Fracking Saves Americans $180 Billion Annually On Gasoline - Forbes

June 2, 2017 - 12:38pm

Forbes

Fracking Saves Americans $180 Billion Annually On Gasoline
Forbes
Last week the Energy Information Administration reported that retail gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day weekend averaged $2.40 per gallon nationally. This marked the second-lowest price ahead of the Memorial Day weekend since 2009. The EIA ...

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Fracking Saves Americans $180 Billion Annually On Gasoline - Forbes

June 2, 2017 - 12:38pm

Forbes

Fracking Saves Americans $180 Billion Annually On Gasoline
Forbes
Last week the Energy Information Administration reported that retail gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day weekend averaged $2.40 per gallon nationally. This marked the second-lowest price ahead of the Memorial Day weekend since 2009. The EIA ...

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USGS Study Reaffirms: No Fracking Contamination of Groundwater ... - InsideSources

June 2, 2017 - 12:34am

InsideSources

USGS Study Reaffirms: No Fracking Contamination of Groundwater ...
InsideSources
Water is life. The slogan began as a catchphrase at the Dakota Access Pipeline this summer, but has been rapidly adopted by various other green groups conc.

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Forget Paris: Fracking is the key to reducing carbon emissions - Washington Examiner

June 1, 2017 - 3:04pm

Washington Examiner

Forget Paris: Fracking is the key to reducing carbon emissions
Washington Examiner
As the Wall Street Journal reports, fracking-based energy firms in Texas' Permian Basin are finding a useful side-benefit to their innovation: gas comes up alongside the oil! The consequence: a growing glut of cheap natural gas. This gas is the golden ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds rejection of fracking permit - Wisconsin Gazette

June 1, 2017 - 1:38pm

Wisconsin Gazette

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds rejection of fracking permit
Wisconsin Gazette
A divided state Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a decision denying a permit for an Iowa-based company to open a new hydraulic fracturing sand mine in western Wisconsin. AllEnergy Corporation and AllEnergy Silica wanted to open a 265-acre mine ...
Splintered Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Sand Fracking PermitWisBar

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SEVENTH Gov't Study Says Fracking Isn't A Threat To Groundwater - The Daily Caller

June 1, 2017 - 12:42pm

SEVENTH Gov't Study Says Fracking Isn't A Threat To Groundwater
The Daily Caller
A government agency has contradicted claims made by environmentalists for the seventh time and found hydraulic fracturing doesn't pose a grave threat to drinking water. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published a study Wednesday that examined 116 ...

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Florida Is Ready To Ban Fracking: We'll Prove It - Food and Water Watch

June 1, 2017 - 12:11pm

Food and Water Watch

Florida Is Ready To Ban Fracking: We'll Prove It
Food and Water Watch
The fight to ban fracking in Florida is more than just an effort to preserve the especially vulnerable environment in the state. Florida's economy thrives because of a robust tourism industry that is largely dependent on outdoor activities, most of ...

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