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Terra Rafael: People's voice silenced on fracking - Boulder Daily Camera

April 9, 2018 - 1:37am

Terra Rafael: People's voice silenced on fracking
Boulder Daily Camera
Once I was an idealistic liberal, the Star Spangled Banner brought tears to my eyes. What has become of America? What has become of me? The USA just doesn't mean the same thing to me now. Now Longmont, Lafayette, and Fort Collins can all vote in ...

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Believers keep faith with UK fracking - Financial Times

April 8, 2018 - 12:22pm

Financial Times

Believers keep faith with UK fracking
Financial Times
But, if gas can be produced commercially there, it would add momentum to plans for further exploration across North West England, as well as in neighbouring Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Work is under way on a second well at the same site, with a ...

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Pro-fracking group's shutout in Erie election marks latest stumble in ... - The Denver Post

April 8, 2018 - 11:54am

The Denver Post

Pro-fracking group's shutout in Erie election marks latest stumble in ...
The Denver Post
Despite bankrolling support for the entire slate of winning candidates in last year's Greeley City Council election, pro-oil and gas group Vital for Colorado has seen its efforts in Broomfield and Boulder County politics fall decidedly flatter.

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Rebecca Dickson: Stand against fracking on Boulder County open space - Boulder Daily Camera

April 7, 2018 - 9:45pm

Rebecca Dickson: Stand against fracking on Boulder County open space
Boulder Daily Camera
If you care about fracking on Boulder County public lands, there is a lot you can do. Make a comment on Crestone's drilling plan before April 15. Tell your friends and co-workers that fracking could happen within the year on our open space. Share this ...

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Scott vetoes aquifer-fracking bill, OKs credit-card use for background checks - Citrus County Chronicle

April 7, 2018 - 7:16pm

Citrus County Chronicle

Scott vetoes aquifer-fracking bill, OKs credit-card use for background checks
Citrus County Chronicle
TALLAHASSEE — Wrapping up work from the 2018 legislative session, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed 17 bills and vetoed one measure, which he said could “muddle” Florida's efforts to protect its underground water system. The most contentious ...

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Pro-fracking group's shutout in Erie election marks latest stumble in Boulder County, Broomfield politics - Boulder Daily Camera

April 7, 2018 - 11:33am

Pro-fracking group's shutout in Erie election marks latest stumble in Boulder County, Broomfield politics
Boulder Daily Camera
Activism has been instrumental in the recent fracking upheaval across the region. Apart from a learned approach to organizing members and protests, as well as spotlighting the introduction of outside funding over social media such as they did in Erie ...

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Pegula abandons controversial fracking project - Investigative Post

April 7, 2018 - 8:45am

Pegula abandons controversial fracking project
Investigative Post
A hydrofracking company owned by Terry Pegula walked away Friday from a controversial project in Coudersport, PA, that has generated a lot of community opposition. A company called Epiphany Water Solutions has proposed building a plant to treat ...

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JKLM Energy Withdraws From Controversial Fracking Waste Treatment Project On Allegheny River - Public Herald (press release)

April 6, 2018 - 6:47pm

Public Herald (press release)

JKLM Energy Withdraws From Controversial Fracking Waste Treatment Project On Allegheny River
Public Herald (press release)
JKLM Energy, the primary customer for a controversial fracking waste treatment facility, slated for the headwater region of the Allegheny River, has announced it will withdraw from the project, adding that “a number of factors” impacted its decision to ...

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San Luis Obispo county group pushes for anti-fracking measure - KEYT

April 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

KEYT

San Luis Obispo county group pushes for anti-fracking measure
KEYT
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.- - A San Luis Obispo county organization says the county's water, agricultural lands, and environmental quality could be threatened. The coalition is currently gathering signatures for an initiative aimed at protecting ...

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AG Cynthia Coffman Doubles Down on Pro-Fracking Stance in State Supreme Court - Westword

April 6, 2018 - 8:26am

Westword

AG Cynthia Coffman Doubles Down on Pro-Fracking Stance in State Supreme Court
Westword
Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman doubled down on her support of the oil and gas industry in her opening argument to the Colorado Supreme Court this week. She hoped to persuade the high court to relax a previous ...

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Horizontal drilling comes to the UK, but fracking must wait - Petroleum Economist

April 6, 2018 - 7:01am

Horizontal drilling comes to the UK, but fracking must wait
Petroleum Economist
While ministers have yet to give final approval for fracking, the UK's Conservative government has said it favours the development of a shale gas industry to provide added energy security in the face of declining gas production from the country's North ...

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Pennsylvania Appellate Court Rejects Rule of Capture for Hydraulic Fracturing - Lexology

April 6, 2018 - 5:40am

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Rejects Rule of Capture for Hydraulic Fracturing
Lexology
In their complaint for trespass and conversion, the Briggs alleged that Southwestern's wells—which were completed through hydraulic fracturing—were unlawfully draining gas from beneath their land. Southwestern asserted that the Briggs' claims were ...

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Board backs ban on fracking - Journal Inquirer

April 5, 2018 - 5:09pm

Board backs ban on fracking
Journal Inquirer
MANCHESTER — The Board of Directors approved a resolution Tuesday supporting a statewide ban on fracking and fracking waste, which is before the legislature. Directors cited the efforts of the late Kathleen Dargan, who had urged the town to ban ...

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JURIST - Pennsylvania judge distinguishes fracking from traditional ... - JURIST

April 5, 2018 - 1:56pm

JURIST

JURIST - Pennsylvania judge distinguishes fracking from traditional ...
JURIST
[JURIST] A Pennsylvania appellate judge on Monday distinguished [opinion, PDF] the natural gas extraction practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," from conventional drilling property rights and held that fracking is not subject to the ...
Fracking ruling sets course to end uncompensated gas extraction in ...Tribune-Review

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Rule of Capture Doesn't Apply to Fracking, Superior Court Says - Law.com

April 5, 2018 - 10:24am

Law.com

Rule of Capture Doesn't Apply to Fracking, Superior Court Says
Law.com
The rule of capture, which precludes trespass liability for drillers where oil and gas drains from surrounding lands in the course of conventional extraction from an underground pool, does not apply where shale gas is extracted through hydraulic ...

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Pa. court redefines some fracking as trespassing | Pittsburgh Post ... - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 5, 2018 - 5:36am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. court redefines some fracking as trespassing | Pittsburgh Post ...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For more than a century, Pennsylvania law has allowed drilling companies to sink a well and then drain oil and gas from a neighboring property without paying the neighbor. As early as the 1870s, Pennsylvania courts described oil's “fugitive and ...

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Forty groups join anti-fracking movement - TheChronicleHerald.ca

April 4, 2018 - 7:09pm

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Forty groups join anti-fracking movement
TheChronicleHerald.ca
The Anglican Church has added its blessing to a group consolidated in opposition to hydraulic fracking in Nova Scotia. “In order to be a Christian, you get baptized,” said Ron Cutler, the archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince ...

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In landmark ruling, Pennsylvania Superior Court opens door to trespass claims against fracking companies - Allentown Morning Call

April 4, 2018 - 3:05pm

Allentown Morning Call

In landmark ruling, Pennsylvania Superior Court opens door to trespass claims against fracking companies
Allentown Morning Call
Robert Burnett, a Pittsburgh attorney who represents landowners in oil and gas disputes, applauded the ruling because it will help protect landowners' rights. Burnett is not involved in the Briggs' case, but has argued against the rule of capture in ...

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Recognizes Claims for Hydraulic Fracturing Trespass - Lexology

April 4, 2018 - 11:35am

Pennsylvania Superior Court Recognizes Claims for Hydraulic Fracturing Trespass
Lexology
On April 2, 2018, in Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Company, 2018 PA Super 79, --- A.3d --- (2018), the Pennsylvania Superior Court recognized claims for subsurface trespass from hydraulic fracturing and rejected the argument that the rule of ...

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Pegula-backed fracking waste firm uses racist language to attack opponents - Eyes on the Ties

April 4, 2018 - 11:04am

Eyes on the Ties

Pegula-backed fracking waste firm uses racist language to attack opponents
Eyes on the Ties
The massive US expansion of oil and gas infrastructure, driven by the fracking boom, has put the profits of the fossil fuel industry in direct conflict with the sovereignty of indigenous peoples. From Standing Rock in North Dakota to the Ramapough ...

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