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Fracking Opponents In Illinois See New Opportunity - Peoria Public Radio

December 14, 2017 - 7:51am

Peoria Public Radio

Fracking Opponents In Illinois See New Opportunity
Peoria Public Radio
“We believe that by eliminating forced pooling and giving people expanded property rights, we will see fracking ended or diminished in the state of Illinois.” Fracking blasts water and chemicals underground to release oil and gas from beneath rock ...

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Report links fracking to low birth weights - kfor.com

December 13, 2017 - 11:01pm

kfor.com

Report links fracking to low birth weights
kfor.com
OKLAHOMA CITY - A new study published in the journal "Science Advances" links oil and gas fracking sites to low birth weights in infants. The report states pregnant mothers living near oil and gas fracking sites face an elevated risk of giving birth to ...
Study Links Lower Birth Weights to Living Near Fracking SitesWall Street Journal

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Richmond supervisors asked to back fracking ban - Reading Eagle

December 13, 2017 - 10:02pm

Reading Eagle

Richmond supervisors asked to back fracking ban
Reading Eagle
Richmond supervisors asked to back fracking ban. Wednesday December 13, 2017 12:01 AM. By Robert Defibaugh - Reading Eagle correspondent. Richmond Township, PA. The Richmond Township supervisors have agreed to consider a request for a resolution that ...

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Fracking operation shuts down for hours after quake recorded in Union City - KOCO Oklahoma City

December 13, 2017 - 6:48pm

KOCO Oklahoma City

Fracking operation shuts down for hours after quake recorded in Union City
KOCO Oklahoma City
Operations are only required to stop if an earthquake reaches a magnitude 3, but the company shut down the operations for a few hours before starting back up. But is shutting down an operation for just a few hours effective in stopping earthquakes? “If ...

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Mini-tremors at fracking sites may predict big earthquakes - Futurity: Research News

December 13, 2017 - 3:02pm

Futurity: Research News

Mini-tremors at fracking sites may predict big earthquakes
Futurity: Research News
Geoscientists have come up with a way to detect thousands of faint, previously missed earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The technique can be used to monitor seismic activities at fracking operations to help reduce the ...

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Fracking sites may raise the risk of underweight babies, new study says - Washington Post

December 13, 2017 - 2:13pm

Washington Post

Fracking sites may raise the risk of underweight babies, new study says
Washington Post
Living within half a mile of a hydraulic fracturing site carries a serious risk for pregnant women, a new study has found. The drilling technique, also known as fracking, injects high-pressure water laced with chemicals into underground rock to release ...
Fracking Linked to Negative Health Effects in Infants, Study SaysTIME
The First Major Evidence That Fracking Harms Human HealthThe Atlantic
Hydraulic fracturing and infant health: New evidence from PennsylvaniaScience Advances
Los Angeles Times -Science Magazine
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Fracking Linked to Negative Health Effects in Infants, Study Says - TIME

December 13, 2017 - 2:04pm

TIME

Fracking Linked to Negative Health Effects in Infants, Study Says
TIME
But lingering concerns about the health risks posed by fracking, as well as worries about natural gas's contributions to climate change, have prompted widespread opposition from lawmakers and activists alike. New York, Maryland and Vermont have all ...
New, Major Evidence That Fracking Harms Human HealthThe Atlantic
Oil and gas fracking connected to low birth weights in infants, landmark study findsCNBC
Fracking Harms Health of Infants Born Nearby, UChicago Study FindsChicago Tonight | WTTW
Science Magazine -Los Angeles Times -Washington Post -Science Advances
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Trump Administration Leases Out 33000 Acres of Nevada Public Lands for Fracking - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

December 13, 2017 - 1:22pm

Trump Administration Leases Out 33000 Acres of Nevada Public Lands for Fracking
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LAS VEGAS— The Trump administration auctioned off more than 50 square miles of public lands for oil drilling and fracking on Tuesday in Nevada's Great Basin desert. The leased areas include endangered species habitat. Numerous conservation groups ...

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Meet the European Petrochemical Giant Trying to Profit from the ... - Common Dreams

December 13, 2017 - 12:42pm

Common Dreams

Meet the European Petrochemical Giant Trying to Profit from the ...
Common Dreams
Private homes surround Sunoco's 20 inch gas liquids pipeline along a right-of-way October 5, 2017 in Marchwood, Pennsylvania. Many nearby residents are aware of the possible well water contamination they could experience from the horizontal drilling ...

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Northern Territory to decide about fracking ban only after inquiry's final report - The Guardian

December 12, 2017 - 9:54pm

The Guardian

Northern Territory to decide about fracking ban only after inquiry's final report
The Guardian
Consultation and authorisation processes for the protection of sacred sites on potential fracking sites must be strengthened, the report found, and legislation amended to clarify the protection of underground sacred sites such as aquifers. It said the ...
Territorians split on whether NT should lift fracking moratorium after inquiry report releasedNT News
Fracking: NT Government should 'get on with the job' of lifting moratorium, Matt Canavan saysABC Local
NT must get moving on fracking: CanavanNEWS.com.au

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Westmoreland puts strict fracking regulations in place, then looks into all-out ban - Fredericksburg.com

December 12, 2017 - 9:02pm

Westmoreland puts strict fracking regulations in place, then looks into all-out ban
Fredericksburg.com
He advised them to put regulations in place first, then decide if they want to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, the process of injecting water deep into the ground to loosen trapped gas and oil. Stuart referred to a May 2015 opinion by Virginia Attorney ...

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Environmental Groups Continue to Fight Against Fracking - Peoria Public Radio

December 12, 2017 - 5:51pm

Peoria Public Radio

Environmental Groups Continue to Fight Against Fracking
Peoria Public Radio
It was the first permit for large-scale fracking Illinois issued since a 2014 law went into effect. An executive for Woolsey Operating Company called the process “burdensome, time-consuming and costly.” But environmentalists view the withdraw as a win ...

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Colorado anti-fracking activist's Facebook post is not libel - The Denver Post

December 12, 2017 - 4:42pm

The Denver Post

Colorado anti-fracking activist's Facebook post is not libel
The Denver Post
After environmental activist Pete Kolbenschlag wrote a snarky comment on a newspaper's website last fall criticizing SG Interests, the Houston-based energy company took exception and filed a libel suit against him in Delta County district court ...

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Anti-Fracking Activist Pleads Not Guilty in Skull Sign Case - U.S. News & World Report

December 12, 2017 - 1:46pm

Anti-Fracking Activist Pleads Not Guilty in Skull Sign Case
U.S. News & World Report
Anti-Fracking Activist Pleads Not Guilty in Skull Sign Case. An anti-fracking activist ticketed for projecting a skull and crossbones on the wall of a Colorado public building has pleaded not guilty. Dec. 12, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.. Anti-Fracking Activist ...

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Opinion: Fracking not worth the risk in Florida - Tallahassee.com

December 12, 2017 - 1:07pm

Tallahassee.com

Opinion: Fracking not worth the risk in Florida
Tallahassee.com
The Florida Legislature is considering Senate Bill 462 and House Bill 237, which could determine the future of well stimulation treatments — hydraulic fracking and other similar techniques — in Florida. As veterans of the oil and gas industry and the ...

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Kalnin Ventures Signs Sixth Marcellus Shale Acquisition - GlobeNewswire (press release)

December 12, 2017 - 6:01am

Oil & Gas 360

Kalnin Ventures Signs Sixth Marcellus Shale Acquisition
GlobeNewswire (press release)
DENVER, Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kalnin Ventures LLC (“Kalnin”) today announced that an affiliate of its BKV Oil and Gas Capital Partners, LP fund (the “Fund”), has entered into Purchase and Sale Agreements with respect to the Fund's sixth ...
New Report Finds Marcellus Shale Development Unrelated to Pa. Mortality RatesPR Newswire (press release)

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Study seen needed before lifting fracking ban in remote Australia - Reuters

December 12, 2017 - 4:04am

Study seen needed before lifting fracking ban in remote Australia
Reuters
The Northern Territory - a 1.4 million sq km (540,000 sq miles) expanse extending to the northern tip of the continent - has had a moratorium on fracking since September 2016 to study the environmental, social and economic risks of the source of cheap ...

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Small earthquakes at fracking sites may be early indicators of bigger tremors to come, say Stanford scientists - Stanford University News

December 12, 2017 - 3:01am

Stanford University News

Small earthquakes at fracking sites may be early indicators of bigger tremors to come, say Stanford scientists
Stanford University News
“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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Fracking Zoning Ordinances Approved 6-To-1 At Plum Borough Council Meeting - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

December 11, 2017 - 11:55pm

CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Fracking Zoning Ordinances Approved 6-To-1 At Plum Borough Council Meeting
CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
PLUM (KDKA) — Two zoning ordinances associated with plans to conduct fracking in rural/residential neighborhoods in Plum Borough were approved at the borough council meeting Monday. It was also the last council meeting for outgoing mayor Rich Hrivnak ...

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Plum OKs fracking in rural, industrial zones - Tribune-Review

December 11, 2017 - 10:44pm

CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Plum OKs fracking in rural, industrial zones
Tribune-Review
Plum council approved an ordinance Monday that allows fracking in rural residential and industrial zones despite opposition from residents and a nationally backed effort to delay the vote. The borough's zoning ordinance, which covers all aspects of ...
Fracking Zoning Ordinances Approved 6-To-1 At Plum Borough Council MeetingCBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

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