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Stanford Scientists Say Small Earthquakes at Fracking Sites May Be Early Indicators of Bigger Tremors to Come - Sierra Sun Times

January 2, 2018 - 9:20am

Stanford Scientists Say Small Earthquakes at Fracking Sites May Be Early Indicators of Bigger Tremors to Come
Sierra Sun Times
“These small earthquakes may act like canaries in a coalmine,” said study co-author William Ellsworth, a professor (research) of geophysics at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. “When they happen, they should be viewed as ...

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Weatherford scraps JV plan, sells fracking unit to Schlumberger - Seeking Alpha

January 2, 2018 - 9:13am

Houston Business Journal

Weatherford scraps JV plan, sells fracking unit to Schlumberger
Seeking Alpha
WFT announced in March an agreement to place its North American pressure pumping and well completions operations into a JV with SLB in exchange for $535M in cash and a 30% stake in the resulting business, called OneStim. RBC analyst Kurt Hallead says ...
Weatherford sells US fracking business to Schlumberger instead of forming JVHouston Business Journal
Schlumberger acquires US hydraulic fracturing business of WeatherfordEnergy Business Review
Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT) Closes Sale Of US Hydraulic Fracturing Segment To SchlumbergerUSMarketsDaily (blog)
Reuters -Motley Fool -CFO -Zacks.com
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Jodie Foster Slams Superhero Movies, Compares Studios' “Bad ... - Deadline

January 1, 2018 - 5:39pm

Deadline

Jodie Foster Slams Superhero Movies, Compares Studios' “Bad ...
Deadline
If you're waiting for Jodie Foster to direct or appear in a superhero movie, don't hold your breath. The Academy Award-winning actress did not mince words when she expressed her thoughts on superhero pics and similar blockbusters.
'It's ruining viewing habits': Jodie Foster slams superhero movies as cinematic equivalent of frackingDaily Mail
The Internet Reacts to Jodie Foster's Comments About Superhero MoviesComicbook.com
Jodie Foster slams superhero moviesWND.com
Cinema Blend -TheWrap -BizPac Review -Telegraph.co.uk
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Trump Re-Examines Regulations Regarding Fracking, Oil Drilling - NPR

January 1, 2018 - 6:04am

Trump Re-Examines Regulations Regarding Fracking, Oil Drilling
NPR
Safety regulations around offshore oil drilling and fracking are on the retreat. The Trump administration is considering relaxing safety requirements on offshore oil drilling. The current rules were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil ...

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Interior Department repeals never-used regulations on hydraulic fracturing - Washington Times

December 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

Washington Times

Interior Department repeals never-used regulations on hydraulic fracturing
Washington Times
The Interior Department published a final rule Friday in the Federal Register repealing immediately the hydraulic-fracturing regulation on federal lands, saying that “we believe it imposes administrative burdens and compliance costs that are not ...

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The Trump Administration Deregulates Fracking on Federal Land - Crescent Vale (blog)

December 30, 2017 - 9:03pm

Crescent Vale (blog)

The Trump Administration Deregulates Fracking on Federal Land
Crescent Vale (blog)
“This final rule is needed to prevent the unnecessarily burdensome and unjustified administrative requirements and compliance costs of the 2015 rule from encumbering oil and gas development on federal and Indian lands.” To be fair some government ...

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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era fracking rules on federal lands - Farmington Daily Times

December 30, 2017 - 8:18pm

Farmington Daily Times

Trump administration rescinds Obama-era fracking rules on federal lands
Farmington Daily Times
BLM figures indicate that about “1,700 production wells were or would be drilled in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 on Federal and Indian lands,” BLM said in a press release Thursday. “Of those wells drilled in FY17, it is estimated that approximately 90 percent ...
Trump administration rescinding fracking rules on government landChicago Tribune
Trump Administration Rescinds Fracking Rules for Government LandWall Street Journal
Administration rescinds rules for oil, gas drilling practicesPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brinkwire (press release) -Gallup
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Fracking Safety Debate Persists - Wheeling Intelligencer

December 30, 2017 - 1:03am

Wheeling Intelligencer

Fracking Safety Debate Persists
Wheeling Intelligencer
In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency found the process — formally known as hydraulic fracturing — did not lead to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the U.S.” Still, the debate over the safety and benefits of ...

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Parts of Monterey County Fracking Ban Struck Down - Courthouse News Service

December 29, 2017 - 8:26pm

KSBW The Central Coast

Parts of Monterey County Fracking Ban Struck Down
Courthouse News Service
(CN) – A California judge on Thursday let a voter-approved ban on fracking in Monterey County stand, but struck down its prohibition on new drilling because it conflicts with state and federal laws. Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills ...
Monterey County judge strikes down parts of Measure Z fracking banKSBW The Central Coast
Monterey County Judge: Measure Z fracking ban remains; two other bans preempted, invalid by existing lawsMonterey County Herald

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Redding residents to vote on treatment plant and fracking ban - Danbury News Times

December 29, 2017 - 4:36pm

Redding residents to vote on treatment plant and fracking ban
Danbury News Times
REDDING — Voters will soon decide whether the town should spend nearly $800,000 on the wastewater treatment plant and whether it should adopt an ordinance banning fracking waste. The votes will be cast at a special Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in ...

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Redding residents to vote on treatment plant and fracking ban - Danbury News Times

December 29, 2017 - 4:36pm

Redding residents to vote on treatment plant and fracking ban
Danbury News Times
REDDING — Voters will soon decide whether the town should spend nearly $800,000 on the wastewater treatment plant and whether it should adopt an ordinance banning fracking waste. The votes will be cast at a special Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in ...

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To round out a year of rollbacks, the Trump administration just repealed key regulations on fracking - Washington Post

December 29, 2017 - 4:27pm

Splinter (blog)

To round out a year of rollbacks, the Trump administration just repealed key regulations on fracking
Washington Post
On the last business day of the year, the Interior Department rescinded a 2015 Obama administration rule that would have set new environmental limitations on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands. The regulation from the Bureau of Land ...
Trump Interior Department Rescinds Obama–Era Fracking RuleSplinter (blog)
Trump Administration Repeals Obama Rule Designed to Make Fracking SaferEcoWatch
Trump agency rescinds Obama fracking rulesThe Columbus Dispatch
The Hill -Construction Equipment -AllGov -Federal Register
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The Home Front: Trump's BLM revokes chemical disclosure rules for fracking - The Colorado Independent

December 29, 2017 - 11:40am

The Colorado Independent

The Home Front: Trump's BLM revokes chemical disclosure rules for fracking
The Colorado Independent
“The Trump administration is proceeding with revoking a 2015 rule requiring chemical disclosures and otherwise regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands,” reports The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. “According to a Bureau of Land ...

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Trump administration rescinds fracking rules for government lands - Seeking Alpha

December 29, 2017 - 11:14am

Trump administration rescinds fracking rules for government lands
Seeking Alpha
The Trump administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other drilling practices on government lands, drawing praise from industry groups and condemnation for environmentalists. The rules developed under Pres. Obama would ...

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Poor health more likely for babies born near fracking - Futurity: Research News

December 29, 2017 - 9:47am

Futurity: Research News

Poor health more likely for babies born near fracking
Futurity: Research News
In contrast, the study found no evidence of impacts on infant health among babies born to mothers living farther than about 2 miles from a fracking site. These results suggest that hydraulic fracturing does have an impact on infant health, but only at ...

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It's time to ban fracking - LancasterOnline

December 29, 2017 - 8:42am

It's time to ban fracking
LancasterOnline
As a medical student and resident of Lancaster County, I am extremely concerned about the health implications of natural gas development in Pennsylvania and the false information being spread by pro-industry firms. A report by Energy In Depth, a pro ...

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Court decision upholds fracking ban, but invalidates most of Measure Z. - Monterey County Weekly (blog)

December 29, 2017 - 3:15am

Monterey County Weekly (blog)

Court decision upholds fracking ban, but invalidates most of Measure Z.
Monterey County Weekly (blog)
Measure Z scored a victory in court—for now, at least—but also suffered two major losses. The measure, a ballot initiative Monterey County voters approved in the November 2016 election, would have banned fracking, wastewater injection and new oil ...

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