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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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)

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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

News Feed - 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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South Australia plans clamp on fracking - The Weekly Times

News Feed - April 4, 2018 - 10:04am

The Weekly Times

South Australia plans clamp on fracking
The Weekly Times
South Australian Energy and Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan told The Weekly Times he wanted to implement the 10-year moratorium as “quickly and efficiently as possible”. The ban would cover the Limestone Coast area, including the Mt Gambier and ...

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Adams discusses stance on fracking and coal ash - The Stokes News

News Feed - April 4, 2018 - 3:55am

The Stokes News

Adams discusses stance on fracking and coal ash
The Stokes News
Adams said she shares the concerns many have in Stokes County about coal ash and fracking. “We have a coal ash problem in North Carolina. The state has identified 63 areas of concern at 30 coal ash impoundments and directed Duke Energy to provide ...

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Jennifer Carroll elected as Erie's new mayor, affirming town's approach to fracking reform - The Denver Post

News Feed - April 4, 2018 - 2:42am

The Denver Post

Jennifer Carroll elected as Erie's new mayor, affirming town's approach to fracking reform
The Denver Post
Erie mayoral candidate Jennifer Carroll, center, talks with Libby Weinstein, left, and Noel Davidson during the watch party Tuesday night at Industrial Revolution Brewing Company, 285 Cheesman St. By Anthony Hahn | Boulder Daily Camera. April 4, 2018 ...

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Local fracking suit could have statewide impact - Scranton Times-Tribune

News Feed - April 4, 2018 - 12:08am

Scranton Times-Tribune

Local fracking suit could have statewide impact
Scranton Times-Tribune
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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