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Editorial: Richmond's proposed ban on fracking is utterly pointless - Richmond.com

News Feed - March 29, 2017 - 10:33pm

Richmond.com

Editorial: Richmond's proposed ban on fracking is utterly pointless
Richmond.com
Now the Richmond City Council is doing much the same with fracking. On Monday the Council took steps to ban the mining of natural gas through hydraulic fracturing when it passed a resolution to that effect sponsored by Councilman Parker Agelasto.

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Commission sticks with 10 days for comment on fracking - Alaskajournal.com

News Feed - March 29, 2017 - 5:20pm

Commission sticks with 10 days for comment on fracking
Alaskajournal.com
Nobody appears happy with the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission's proposal for notifying the public about plans to hydraulic fracture oil and gas wells in the state. The commission has suggested providing 10-day periods for public comment on well fracking ...

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Proposed Griswold fracking ordinance moves closer to a vote - Norwich Bulletin

News Feed - March 29, 2017 - 4:51pm

Proposed Griswold fracking ordinance moves closer to a vote
Norwich Bulletin
The Fracking Ad-hoc Committee made its presentation on the ordinance Tuesday night to the Board of Selectmen, and First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck said after the Ordinance Committee reviews it, he'll call for a town meeting to vote on the ordinance.

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Maryland Passes Ban Bill, Will Become Third State to Block Fracking - DeSmog (blog)

News Feed - March 29, 2017 - 2:02pm

DeSmog (blog)

Maryland Passes Ban Bill, Will Become Third State to Block Fracking
DeSmog (blog)
In a historic vote Monday night, Maryland's Senate passed a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — expected to be signed into law by the state's Republican governor — making the state the third in the U.S. to reject the controversial technique ...
A GOP governor next door banned fracking. 'Why can't us?'Philly.com (blog)
Maryland Bans FrackingTruth-Out
Maryland lawmakers vote to ban frackingThe Hill
Baltimore Sun -ThinkProgress
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Western Md. needs fracking - Baltimore Sun

News Feed - March 29, 2017 - 11:25am

Western Md. needs fracking
Baltimore Sun
Greenlighting hydraulic fracturing would be far from a cure-all for Western Maryland, but why would we ever want to cut ourselves out of the economic opportunities this prolific technique has provided? The living-wage jobs it could churn out would no ...

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Legislation would allow FPL to charge customers for fracking - Palm Beach Post

News Feed - March 28, 2017 - 10:44pm

Palm Beach Post

Legislation would allow FPL to charge customers for fracking
Palm Beach Post
HB 1043 would allow utilities with at least 65 percent natural gas-fueled generation to charge customers for “prudent” investments in gas reserves and associated expenses. FPL is the only electric utility in Florida that uses that much natural gas ...
FPL's fracking investment bill passes committee despite objections ...Miami Herald
FPL's fracking bill returns Tuesday as the only bill on the House committee agendaBradenton Herald

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Gregory Iwan: How to deal with fracking - Boulder Daily Camera

News Feed - March 28, 2017 - 9:30pm

Gregory Iwan: How to deal with fracking
Boulder Daily Camera
Fracking in the news again, and always. Barring consideration of the wisdom of setting fire to nearly all the hydrocarbons in the ground, we could try to institute new ways of operating in Colorado for that 1,200-pound gorilla in the room. First, a new ...

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Report shows Pennsylvania fracking companies paying few fines for ... - PGH City Paper (blog)

News Feed - March 28, 2017 - 1:35pm

PGH City Paper (blog)

Report shows Pennsylvania fracking companies paying few fines for ...
PGH City Paper (blog)
A new report released March 28 by the statewide environmental group PennEnvironment shows that for the past eight years, fracking companies in ...

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Maryland lawmakers vote to ban fracking - The Hill

News Feed - March 28, 2017 - 10:09am

The Hill

Maryland lawmakers vote to ban fracking
The Hill
The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, sending the bill to Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature. Hogan, a Republican, supports the fracking the ban and has promised to sign it, despite opposition from ...
Maryland Set To Ban FrackingWAMU 88.5
Reality Check: Fracking FightWFTV Orlando
Maryland Senate approves fracking ban; governor to sign billUPI.com
Baltimore Sun -Daily Caller
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Fracking Failures - PennEnvironment

News Feed - March 28, 2017 - 9:51am

PennEnvironment

Fracking Failures
PennEnvironment
Even when drillers follow all the rules, fracking is a dirty and dangerous activity. Yet drilling companies also regularly violate laws and regulations meant to protect the environment and the public, magnifying the risk to our health and environment ...
Report shows Pennsylvania fracking companies paying few fines for environmental infractionsPGH City Paper (blog)

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What the frack is in fracking fluid? - Popular Science

News Feed - March 28, 2017 - 8:45am

Popular Science

What the frack is in fracking fluid?
Popular Science
Over 100 billion gallons—that's how much fluid fracking wells inject into the U.S. each year. The high-pressure slurry cracks underlying shale, releasing oil and natural gas trapped inside. But fracking's rise raises questions about water pollution.

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Richmond City Council votes to study Westwood Tract, advances fracking ban - Richmond.com

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 10:56pm

Richmond.com

Richmond City Council votes to study Westwood Tract, advances fracking ban
Richmond.com
In other business, the City Council passed a resolution that begins the process of mining for natural gas by hydraulic fracturing in the city. Councilman Parker C. Agelasto said that under the city's current zoning, fracking is allowed as a by-right ...

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Maryland lawmakers vote to ban fracking - WBAL Baltimore

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 8:20pm

WBAL Baltimore

Maryland lawmakers vote to ban fracking
WBAL Baltimore
Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, a process better known as fracking. ... A portion of the western side of the state sits atop the Marcellus Shale, which runs underground from New York to Tennessee.
Maryland General Assembly approves fracking banBaltimore Sun
Maryland Lawmakers Vote to Ban Drilling Known as FrackingU.S. News & World Report
Fracking bans violate property rightsWashington Post
Food and Water Watch -The Chesapeake Bay Journal
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Maryland lawmakers vote to ban drilling known as fracking - nwitimes.com

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 8:15pm

Maryland lawmakers vote to ban drilling known as fracking
nwitimes.com
Fracking opponents cited health and environmental concerns for not allowing the drilling process to ever happen in the state. The drilling technique forces pressurized water and chemicals underground to break up the rock and release the gas. Critics ...

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Judge dismisses case challenging DRBC fracking moratorium ... - Scranton Times-Tribune

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 6:05pm

lehighvalleylive.com

Judge dismisses case challenging DRBC fracking moratorium ...
Scranton Times-Tribune
Matthew Gajdys came out of the Army at war with himself. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he returned to Dickson City in 2012 and struggled to return to ...
Fracking ban in Delaware Basin must be permanent | Letter ...lehighvalleylive.com

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Colorado Teens Score Legal Victory in Fracking Fight - Courthouse News Service

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 3:28pm

Normangee Star

Colorado Teens Score Legal Victory in Fracking Fight
Courthouse News Service
DENVER (CN) – The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has the authority to halt the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas until the state can prove the practice is safe. The rule ...
Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking IndustryNormangee Star
A Court Just Ruled in Favor of Teens Who Sued Part of the Fossil Fuel IndustryFuturism

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2 fracking wastewater underground injection wells approved for Pennsylvania - LancasterOnline

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 1:06pm

LancasterOnline

2 fracking wastewater underground injection wells approved for Pennsylvania
LancasterOnline
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has approved two underground injection wells for disposing of fracking waste in Elk and Indiana counties. Underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production has become ...
Pa. approves two wells for disposing fracking wastewaterPhilly.com
Pennsylvania OKs new injection wells for oil and gas wastewaterStateImpact Pennsylvania

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Like fracking, only worse - Emporia Gazette

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 11:16am

Like fracking, only worse
Emporia Gazette
What Quail Oil and Gas, LC of Garden City wants to do is, by definition, not fracking. The Environmental Protection Agency defines fracking by explaining: “Hydraulic fracturing produces fractures in the rock formation that stimulate the flow of natural ...

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Schlumberger, Weatherford launch fracking JV to rival Halliburton - Seeking Alpha

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 10:20am

TheStreet.com

Schlumberger, Weatherford launch fracking JV to rival Halliburton
Seeking Alpha
Weatherford (WFT +8.5%) is an unusual gainer among oil and gas stocks in early trading following news of a fracking joint venture with Schlumberger (SLB -1%) that will rival Halliburton (HAL -3.2%) in size. SLB will own 70% and be the operator of the ...
Weatherford Gains on Word of New Fracking JV With SchlumbergerTheStreet.com
Schlumberger aims to topple king of fracking, Halliburton CoEnergy Voice
Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) Announced a New Joint VentureSmаrt Stоck Nеws
Business Wire (press release) -Forbes
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Fracking ban in Delaware Basin must be permanent | Letter - lehighvalleylive.com

News Feed - March 27, 2017 - 9:11am

lehighvalleylive.com

Fracking ban in Delaware Basin must be permanent | Letter
lehighvalleylive.com
We're troubled that the Delaware River Basin Commission has been working behind closed doors discussing fracking in the Delaware Basin. In 2010 the DRBC prohibited natural gas extraction projects in the Delaware River Basin, but talks about lifting the ...

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