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NT gas pipeline approval puts fracking moratorium in question - The Guardian

News Feed - March 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

NT gas pipeline approval puts fracking moratorium in question
The Guardian
At a fracking inquiry in Darwin on Friday, a representative for Santos, which has interests in the NT, reportedly said any fracked gas would be sold domestically as well as exported. Having already received environmental approval from the Queensland ...

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Intelligence Reports Reveal Russia's Secret War against America's Fracking Industry - Highland Community News (subscription)

News Feed - March 13, 2017 - 11:57am

Intelligence Reports Reveal Russia's Secret War against America's Fracking Industry
Highland Community News (subscription)
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a drilling technique in which water and sand are pumped through rock at high pressure to release deposits of oil and natural gas. Thanks to new technologies which make the process more efficient and environmentally ...

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QuickTake: Pros and Cons of the Fracking Boom - Bloomberg

News Feed - March 13, 2017 - 11:03am

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QuickTake: Pros and Cons of the Fracking Boom
Bloomberg
In today's “QuickTake,” Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn takes a look at the positive and negative issues associated with fracking techniques. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg) ...

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Right-leaning panel may decide fracking rule's fate - E&E News

News Feed - March 13, 2017 - 7:20am

Right-leaning panel may decide fracking rule's fate
E&E News
A panel of mostly conservative-leaning judges is poised to consider the legality of the Obama administration's landmark rule for hydraulic fracturing on public and tribal lands. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday revealed the three judges ...

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Chevron, Aera Energy Sue to Block Monterey County, California's Voter-Approved Ban on Fracking - Truth-Out

News Feed - March 13, 2017 - 6:18am

Chevron, Aera Energy Sue to Block Monterey County, California's Voter-Approved Ban on Fracking
Truth-Out
Proponents of Measure Z said that re-injecting toxic wastewater, part of the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process, contaminates local aquifers that are protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The measure goes further than five other ...

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Anti-fracking protesters take government to court in Lancashire - The Guardian

News Feed - March 12, 2017 - 1:14pm

Anti-fracking protesters take government to court in Lancashire
The Guardian
The government will go to court this week to defend test drilling at a fracking site in Lancashire as it comes under pressure to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to cover the cost of policing anti-fracking protests. The high court in Manchester will ...

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A ban on fracking is the 'only responsible step' state lawmakers can take - Frederick News Post (subscription)

News Feed - March 12, 2017 - 2:35am

A ban on fracking is the 'only responsible step' state lawmakers can take
Frederick News Post (subscription)
I applaud The Frederick News-Post's editorial board for reinforcing the view that short-term gains from fracking are not worth the long-term risks. In that article it is pointed out that any fracking “would require regular monitoring and inspections ...

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Matteo Schiro: Fracking is an energy solution that is effective today - Boulder Daily Camera

News Feed - March 11, 2017 - 11:07pm

Matteo Schiro: Fracking is an energy solution that is effective today
Boulder Daily Camera
Moreover, "Hydraulic fracturing has been used to extract more than 7 billion barrels of oil and 600 trillion feet of natural gas from deep underground shale formations," according to Daniel Simmons, director of state affairs at the Institute of Energy ...
Boulder County to hold public hearing on proposed oil, gas regulationsLongmont Times-Call

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Harv Teitelbaum: State makes a habit of discounting troubling research on fracking - Boulder Daily Camera

News Feed - March 11, 2017 - 11:07pm

Harv Teitelbaum: State makes a habit of discounting troubling research on fracking
Boulder Daily Camera
Broomfield resident George Jage protests with his children Kadin, 10, and Morgan, 7, outside the George Di Ciero City and County Building in Broomfield last month in advance of the meeting to address oil and gas development in the city. (Paul Aiken ...

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Ending fracking's methane releases is crucial to averting a climate crisis - News & Observer

News Feed - March 11, 2017 - 7:02pm

News & Observer

Ending fracking's methane releases is crucial to averting a climate crisis
News & Observer
The asteroid cluster has been hurtling toward Earth for decades, monitored warily by scientists. Early debris is already harming millions of people, and the impacts are accelerating. Engineers know how to steer the cluster away from direct impact. But ...

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Public Hearing Scheduled Regarding Fracking Ban - ithaca.com

News Feed - March 11, 2017 - 11:30am

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Public Hearing Scheduled Regarding Fracking Ban
ithaca.com
Currently New York law specifically outlaws only high-volume hydraulic fracturing, and fracking opponents have expressed concerns throughout New York State that a fracking method using liquefied petroleum gas and sand instead of water may be able to ...

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Anti-fracking supporters launch effort to recall Broomfield councilman - FOX31 Denver

News Feed - March 10, 2017 - 11:53pm

FOX31 Denver

Anti-fracking supporters launch effort to recall Broomfield councilman
FOX31 Denver
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Broomfield has been center stage of late in the fight between the oil and gas industry and residents who want fracking stopped in the county. In late February, council voted to indefinitely postpone a measure that would have ...

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Rick Casey: Community rights make fracking a constitutional issue - Boulder Daily Camera

News Feed - March 10, 2017 - 11:17pm

Rick Casey: Community rights make fracking a constitutional issue
Boulder Daily Camera
With the conservative front pressing its agenda across the country, Broomfield's City Council hesitating to pass their own fracking moratorium and prevent imminent drilling in its residential neighborhoods, and Colorado's attorney general suing Boulder ...

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Maryland House overwhelmingly approves fracking ban - Washington Post

News Feed - March 10, 2017 - 6:47pm

Washington Post

Maryland House overwhelmingly approves fracking ban
Washington Post
Maryland's House of Delegates on Friday passed legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, but a major hurdle remains in the Senate, where a key lawmaker has resisted efforts to permanently prohibit the controversial gas-extraction method ...
Maryland House votes to ban fracking by veto-proof marginBaltimore Sun
Maryland House votes to ban fracking, but the bill may not advance in state SenateThe Diamondback
Maryland fracking ban passes House of Delegates, heads for SenateFrederick News Post (subscription)
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Scientists Link Fracking to Explosion That Severely Injured Texas Family - EcoWatch

News Feed - March 10, 2017 - 5:35pm

EcoWatch

Scientists Link Fracking to Explosion That Severely Injured Texas Family
EcoWatch
While the state's oil and gas regulator—the Texas Railroad Commission—has yet to definitely prove what caused the blast, new scientific studies commissioned by the Murrays' attorneys has directly linked the explosion to fracking operations. As the ...

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Court asks Trump lawyers if they'll defend Obama's fracking rule ... - The Hill

News Feed - March 10, 2017 - 10:56am

The Hill

Court asks Trump lawyers if they'll defend Obama's fracking rule ...
The Hill
A federal appeals court is asking the Trump administration if it plans to defend an Obama administration rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal land.

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Study: Natural Methane To Blame For Tainted Water, Not Fracking - Daily Caller

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

Study: Natural Methane To Blame For Tainted Water, Not Fracking
Daily Caller
New research found naturally-occurring methane contaminated water in two Texas counties where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) once investigated leaks from hydraulic fracturing operations. University of Texas at Austin researchers said high ...

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A 'Ray' Of Hope For Fracking Legisation This Year - WFSU

News Feed - March 9, 2017 - 5:15pm

WFSU

A 'Ray' Of Hope For Fracking Legisation This Year
WFSU
The House Majority Leader says there's a chance a hydraulic fracturing bill could pass the Florida Legislature this year. Fracking opponents are closely watching a statewide ban proposed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa. It's prospects are dim in the House, ...

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A Father of Fracking Seeks to Emulate Shale Boom in Alaska ... - Bloomberg

News Feed - March 9, 2017 - 2:52pm

Bloomberg

A Father of Fracking Seeks to Emulate Shale Boom in Alaska ...
Bloomberg
A pioneer of the U.S. shale revolution wants to take fracking to America's final frontier. Success could help revive Alaska's flagging oil fortunes.
Geologist: America's Next Fracking Boom May Be In AlaskaDaily Caller

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