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Sand mine in West Texas supports fracking in Permian Basin - Artesia Daily Press

August 26, 2017 - 3:11pm

Sand mine in West Texas supports fracking in Permian Basin
Artesia Daily Press
“It's going to change the landscape for us,” said Chris Gatjanis, who runs the Permian Basin operations for Halliburton, the world's largest hydraulic fracturing company. “If you can cut out a piece of the cost of getting the sand to location, it makes ...

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Fracking jobs are elusive for coal miners looking to switch - The Keene Sentinel

August 26, 2017 - 6:19am

Fracking jobs are elusive for coal miners looking to switch
The Keene Sentinel
Robert Dennis has mined coal in West Virginia for 10 years but a recent evening found him in a classroom at his local community college. He came to learn about opportunities in fracking, a drilling technique used to produce natural gas — the very fuel ...

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Fracking jobs are elusive for coal miners looking to switch - Gaston Gazette

August 25, 2017 - 10:46pm

Fracking jobs are elusive for coal miners looking to switch
Gaston Gazette
The process, also known as hydraulic fracturing, involves injecting water and chemicals deep underground to break up rock and free trapped oil and gas. It's unlocked vast stores of previously unobtainable fossil ... Fracking supported more than half a ...

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BHP Billiton Stops Eagle Ford Drilling, Fracking Due to Harvey - U.S. News & World Report

August 25, 2017 - 2:10pm

BHP Billiton Stops Eagle Ford Drilling, Fracking Due to Harvey
U.S. News & World Report
HOUSTON (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd said on Friday it had shut down drilling and completion activities at its Eagle Ford shale operations due to Hurricane Harvey. In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, BHP has not evacuated staff or shut in production and will ...

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Hurricane Harvey Heads for Texas Fracking's Favorite Port - WIRED

August 25, 2017 - 1:55pm

WIRED

Hurricane Harvey Heads for Texas Fracking's Favorite Port
WIRED
As The New York Times reported last month, Corpus Christi's industrial growth has been driven by plentiful oil flowing in from West Texas, one of the centers of the last decade's fracking-fueled oil and gas boom. Corpus Christi is now America's fourth ...

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OPINION | New York state's final chance to stop fracking is slipping away - The Hill (blog)

August 25, 2017 - 1:51pm

The Hill (blog)

OPINION | New York state's final chance to stop fracking is slipping away
The Hill (blog)
New York banned fracking in 2014, Maryland recently followed suit, and local ordinances to limit it have been passed in 22 states. But a fracking expansion juggernaut is subverting state and local attempts to keep fracking's negative impacts out. The ...

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CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines - Daily Signal

August 25, 2017 - 12:21pm

Daily Signal

CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines
Daily Signal
Under the heading “No Fracked Gas Pipelines,” a section of the website addresses environmental concerns about the process of hydraulic fracturing, widely known as fracking, to reach oil and natural gas. Preserve Montgomery County calls on local ...

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Minnesota in focus: Minneapolis Fed president: Fracking better than Twitter - Watchdog.org

August 25, 2017 - 11:26am

Watchdog.org

Minnesota in focus: Minneapolis Fed president: Fracking better than Twitter
Watchdog.org
Fracking has been better for the American economy than cellphones and social media, said the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. While talking about what spurs economic growth, Neel Kashkari said advances in technology this century ...

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Marcellus Shale Coalition Joins Calls for FERC to OK PennEast - Natural Gas Intelligence

August 25, 2017 - 10:45am

Marcellus Shale Coalition Joins Calls for FERC to OK PennEast
Natural Gas Intelligence
The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) in a letter Wednesday called on FERC to approve the PennEast Pipeline, joining an industry chorus urging the recently revamped agency to sign off on ripe applications for major northeast natural gas infrastructure.

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Nicholas School studies on fracking are recognized as 'highly read', 'most cited' - Duke Chronicle

August 25, 2017 - 2:53am

Nicholas School studies on fracking are recognized as 'highly read', 'most cited'
Duke Chronicle
The journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) Letters has tapped the 2015 paper, "Water Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing," as one of its five "Highly Read Editors' Choice" selections. Authored by Ph.D. student Andrew Kondash and Avner Vengosh ...

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Is New York About To Face An Energy Crisis? - OilPrice.com

August 24, 2017 - 10:31am

Is New York About To Face An Energy Crisis?
OilPrice.com
Amid the fracking boom that brought natural gas prices to historic lows and led to the transition of a lot of power generation capacity from coal to gas, New York and New England may face power shortages tantamount to an “energy crisis” due to state ...

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LETTER Not a fan of fracking - Observer-Reporter

August 23, 2017 - 7:19pm

LETTER Not a fan of fracking
Observer-Reporter
Whatever the amount is, it's not enough. Needless to say, I am not a big fan of fracking. I live about a quarter-mile from a Range Resource well. My neighbors and I have been subjected to 24-hour noise from heavy equipment, trucks, the constant hum of ...

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There may be a huge flaw in UK fracking hopes – the geology - The Independent

August 23, 2017 - 7:02pm

The Independent

There may be a huge flaw in UK fracking hopes – the geology
The Independent
Meanwhile, opponents raise understandable concerns about the environmental impact of the hydraulic fracturingfracking – that would be involved and on the industrial scale required. This seems to have resonated with the public, with support for ...

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17.6 million Americans live close to active oil and gas (and fracking) wells - EurekAlert (press release)

August 23, 2017 - 12:18am

EurekAlert (press release)

17.6 million Americans live close to active oil and gas (and fracking) wells
EurekAlert (press release)
The researchers looked at hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wells, which typically use sand, water and chemicals to release oil or gas from rock formations -- a process generally referred to as "unconventional" -- as well as active conventional oil and ...
More than 17 MILLION Americans are exposed to toxic fumes that could give you cancer, heart disease, dementia, or ...Daily Mail

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Protest Song Of The Week: 'Fracking The Planet' By Buck Gooter - Shadowproof (blog)

August 22, 2017 - 11:14pm

Shadowproof (blog)

Protest Song Of The Week: 'Fracking The Planet' By Buck Gooter
Shadowproof (blog)
The duo, Buck Gooter, from Harrisonburg, Virginia, play raw, throbbing experimental rock that is alternatively brutal and bluesy. Drawing from aggressive noise, elemental post-punk, and narrative story-songs, Billy Brett and Terry Turtle make music ...

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Environmental Activists Lobby Against Federal Fracking Plan - SweetwaterNOW.com

August 22, 2017 - 4:27pm

SweetwaterNOW.com

Environmental Activists Lobby Against Federal Fracking Plan
SweetwaterNOW.com
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club today lodged formal comments with the federal government opposing a massive gas fracking project that spans 220 square miles of public land in Wyoming south of Yellowstone National Park.

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Massive Fracking Plan Near Yellowstone National Park Threatens ... - EcoWatch

August 22, 2017 - 1:05pm

EcoWatch

Massive Fracking Plan Near Yellowstone National Park Threatens ...
EcoWatch
The Normally Pressured Lance gas field would destroy wildlife habitat and worsen ozone pollution, a major cause of childhood asthma, in areas already ...

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The push for UK fracking may be 55 million years too late - New Scientist

August 22, 2017 - 6:45am

New Scientist

The push for UK fracking may be 55 million years too late
New Scientist
Cuadrilla hopes to use hydraulic fracturing – known as fracking – to extract gas from shale rocks buried deep underground. The same technique has proved an enormous success in the US: in 2016, about 60 per cent of the country's natural gas production ...

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Massive Federal Fracking Plan in Wyoming Threatens Wildlife, Air Quality, Climate - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

August 21, 2017 - 7:13pm

Massive Federal Fracking Plan in Wyoming Threatens Wildlife, Air Quality, Climate
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PINEDALE, Wyo.— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club today lodged formal comments with the federal government opposing a massive gas fracking project that spans 220 square miles of public land in Wyoming south of Yellowstone ...

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Massive Federal Fracking Plan in Wyoming Threatens Wildlife, Air Quality, Climate - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

August 21, 2017 - 7:13pm

Massive Federal Fracking Plan in Wyoming Threatens Wildlife, Air Quality, Climate
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PINEDALE, Wyo.— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club today lodged formal comments with the federal government opposing a massive gas fracking project that spans 220 square miles of public land in Wyoming south of Yellowstone ...

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