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Industry group to enviros: End fracking rhetoric - Chron.com

June 23, 2017 - 7:35am

Chron.com

Industry group to enviros: End fracking rhetoric
Chron.com
A top Texas energy official urged anti-fracking activists this week to drop the rhetoric and work with industry to reduce the environmental impact of shale oil and gas development. It doesn't solve any problems to blame hydraulic fracturing for every ...

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Fracking essential to oil and gas production, but risks remain - New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)

June 22, 2017 - 3:51pm

New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)

Fracking essential to oil and gas production, but risks remain
New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)
A worker shovels the powder used to make a mixture with water used in the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas b at a Range Resources site where the process was underway in Claysville, Pa. Courtesy AP ...

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Fracking a safe route for energy production - The News-Press

June 22, 2017 - 12:06pm

The News-Press

Fracking a safe route for energy production
The News-Press
One safe and viable option for domestic oil and natural gas production is through hydraulic fracturing. Contrary to popular belief, this process has been used in the United States for nearly 70 years. It's not a new technology; the practice has been ...

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Groups warn of radiation exposure associated with fracking - The Southern

June 22, 2017 - 12:03pm

The Southern

Groups warn of radiation exposure associated with fracking
The Southern
CARBONDALE — Concerned citizens and opponents of the controversial oil and gas extraction method commonly known as fracking met Wednesday night at the Carbondale Township offices to discuss the risks of radioactive exposure associated with the ...

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Syfy's 'Blood Drive' Blames Fracking for Its Dystopian America - NewsBusters (press release) (blog)

June 22, 2017 - 12:46am

NewsBusters (press release) (blog)

Syfy's 'Blood Drive' Blames Fracking for Its Dystopian America
NewsBusters (press release) (blog)
Syfy's new show, Blood Drive, centers itself on a dystopian world destroyed by climate change. As a result, anyone who wants a decent life must partake in a gruesome race using cars powered by human blood. Syfy's description of the show is: “The Future ...

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Local Governments Take Hard Look At Fracking - Chapelboro.com

June 21, 2017 - 8:44pm

Chapelboro.com

Local Governments Take Hard Look At Fracking
Chapelboro.com
Orange County commissioner Mark Marcopolos proposed a resolution aimed at stopping fracking in North Carolina, which is a method used to obtain oil and natural gas from the ground. “Natural gas was considered a 'bridge fuel,'” he said. “As scientists ...

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Fracking costs ecosystem services - Ecotone (blog)

June 21, 2017 - 5:54pm

Ecotone (blog)

Fracking costs ecosystem services
Ecotone (blog)
Since the early 2000s, new technologies in oil and gas exploration popularly known as “fracking” have allowed expansion of drilling throughout many regions of the U.S. We estimated the ecological costs of fracking in the United States and found that ...

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Pa. court limits use of funds from fracking on public land - Press & Sun-Bulletin

June 21, 2017 - 9:49am

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Pa. court limits use of funds from fracking on public land
Press & Sun-Bulletin
It the second major high court decision won by environmental advocacy groups in challenges that grew out of the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom in Pennsylvania. The biggest victory in the decision is that it cites a 1971 constitutional amendment to ...
Landmark Marcellus Shale ruling favors enviros in clash with stateE&E News
Pennsylvania top court rules land-lease profits must be used for conservationJURIST
Pa. Supreme Court rules state forest gas royalty transfers unconstitutionalPittsburgh Post-Gazette
PennLive.com
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Two city conventions targets of fracking protestors - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 21, 2017 - 12:01am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two city conventions targets of fracking protestors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
They also are against the ongoing development, drilling, hydraulic fracturing and piping of shale gas in southwestern Pennsylvania. “The fracking industry misrepresents its impacts on the lives of its workers and our communities,” the Rev. Dai Morgan ...

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Study finds little evidence fracking pollutes drinking water - San ... - mySanAntonio.com

June 20, 2017 - 2:35pm

mySanAntonio.com

Study finds little evidence fracking pollutes drinking water - San ...
mySanAntonio.com
File photo of an Abraxas well in Atascosa County, Texas. Oil and gas industry executives found things to like about a new report on the environmental impact of ...
8th Report Finds No Water Contamination From Fracking | The Daily ...The Daily Caller

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OMB mulls fracking rollback as Dems slam methane freeze - E&E News

June 20, 2017 - 1:48pm

E&E News

OMB mulls fracking rollback as Dems slam methane freeze
E&E News
The Obama administration's primary effort to address impacts from hydraulic fracturing on public lands is officially on track to be scrapped. The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a plan to rescind the previous administration's ...

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Elite shale task force says fracking adds $2 billion to Texas road repair costs - Dallas News

June 20, 2017 - 12:43pm

EcoWatch

Elite shale task force says fracking adds $2 billion to Texas road repair costs
Dallas News
"There's a lot of misinformation about hydraulic fracturing in particular." The report was written by experts in oil and gas, engineering, transportation, medicine, economics and law, who analyzed existing research rather than conduct new, original ...
Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas ShaleEcoWatch

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Interior Prepares to Issue Rule on Fracking on Federal Land - Bloomberg BNA

June 20, 2017 - 11:30am

Interior Prepares to Issue Rule on Fracking on Federal Land
Bloomberg BNA
The Interior Department may soon issue a proposed rule to rescind and replace the Obama administration's rule governing hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas on federal and Indian lands. Interior is acting under time pressure from the U.S. Court ...

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Fracking Waste Ban Stalls in the Senate, But Connecticut Towns Move Forward - Food and Water Watch

June 20, 2017 - 10:47am

Food and Water Watch

Fracking Waste Ban Stalls in the Senate, But Connecticut Towns Move Forward
Food and Water Watch
But that grassroots momentum wasn't enough to pass a statewide bill to ban the import of fracking waste, as the state legislative session ended this month without passing HB 6329. That's the bad news. The good news is that local bans on drilling waste ...

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Fracking money has repaired bridges and saved farmland in Lancaster County - LancasterOnline

June 20, 2017 - 10:20am

LancasterOnline

Fracking money has repaired bridges and saved farmland in Lancaster County
LancasterOnline
David Spigelmyer of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, said of the latest impact fee dispersal, “Pennsylvania's unique tax on natural gas ... continues to be a policy solution that's working as designed, directly benefiting communities ...

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Study Finds Fracking Doesn't Harm Drinking Water in Texas - Daily Signal

June 19, 2017 - 6:54pm

Daily Signal

Study Finds Fracking Doesn't Harm Drinking Water in Texas
Daily Signal
“In Texas and pretty much everywhere, hydraulic fracturing has not been proven to have an adverse impact on drinking water,” Christine Ehlig-Economides, a professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Houston who is chairwoman of the task ...

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Abundant supplies of Marcellus Shale gas could lead to more chemical plants - StateImpact Pennsylvania

June 19, 2017 - 6:32pm

StateImpact Pennsylvania

Abundant supplies of Marcellus Shale gas could lead to more chemical plants
StateImpact Pennsylvania
Abundant supplies of Marcellus Shale gas could lead to more chemical plants ... Industry leaders say this could be the first of many built in the Marcellus Shale region. Shell's $6 billion ethane cracker in Beaver County could be the first of several ...

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Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas Shale - EcoWatch

June 19, 2017 - 6:09pm

EcoWatch

Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas Shale
EcoWatch
As for water usage, the report's authors found that while hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses 1-5 million gallons of water per well on average, accounting for less than 1 percent of total statewide water use, it could still account for 90 percent ...
Fracking impact? Here's what we need to know, says elite Texas shale task forceDallas News
Study of oil and gas drilling finds pollution and connections to ...Houston Chronicle
Study: Oil, gas drilling connected to pollution, earthquakesThe Daily Progress
News/Talk 790 KFYO -Chron.com -The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas
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EQT's Surprise Acquisition Of Rice Could Lead To Other Marcellus Shale Deals - Forbes

June 19, 2017 - 3:48pm

Forbes

EQT's Surprise Acquisition Of Rice Could Lead To Other Marcellus Shale Deals
Forbes
Natural gas explorer and producer EQT Corp. made a big acquisition, but it wasn't the one some had expected. In January, hedge fund Chapter IV Investors urged the company to merge with other companies in the Marcellus Shale, the large natural gas play ...
EQT to Buy Rice Energy for $6.7 BillionFortune
EQT Is About to Become the Largest US Gas ProducerBloomberg
EQT Corp. to acquire Rice Energy for $6.7BTribune-Review
Financial Times -Reuters -Reuters UK
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