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Minnesota man gets 10 years for housing fraud involving North ... - HousingWire

News Feed - November 21, 2017 - 5:18pm

HousingWire

Minnesota man gets 10 years for housing fraud involving North ...
HousingWire
A Minnesota man will spend the next 10 years in prison after being convicted of stealing more than $2.1 million from investors by promising them he planned to ...

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Online petition calls for tighter regulation of fracking in Plum - Tribune-Review

News Feed - November 21, 2017 - 1:23pm

Online petition calls for tighter regulation of fracking in Plum
Tribune-Review
“Unconventional gas drilling” refers to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique to extract oil and gas from rock by injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals. The petition does not identify its author, and even ...

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BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to a Carcinogen, Study Says - VICE

News Feed - November 21, 2017 - 12:09pm

VICE

BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to a Carcinogen, Study Says
VICE
Élyse Caron-Beaudoin is a postdoctoral fellow and coauthor of a new pilot study that aimed to fill this “data gap.” The study builds on American research that found fracking and other oil and gas development releases volatile organic compounds like ...

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UB Foundation invests in fracking - WGRZ-TV

News Feed - November 20, 2017 - 7:09pm

UB Foundation invests in fracking
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The University at Buffalo Foundation quietly invested in an offshore fund that finances fracking and oil companies, even as the university declares itself a leader on combating climate change, leaked documents reveal. The private foundation, whose ...

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Anti-Fracking Protest Shuts Down Traffic at Energy Companies' Offices - Common Dreams

News Feed - November 20, 2017 - 12:35pm

Common Dreams

Anti-Fracking Protest Shuts Down Traffic at Energy Companies' Offices
Common Dreams
Protesters in a Pittsburgh suburb stopped traffic at Southpointe, an industrial park that's home to Halliburton and 14 other energy companies seeking to capitalize on the Marcellus Shale—while polluting the surrounding communities. (Photo: ...

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Industrial Strength: How the US Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

News Feed - November 20, 2017 - 10:55am

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Industrial Strength: How the US Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Six years ago, Latkanich signed on to let an energy company tap natural gas beneath his property by pumping water, sand and chemicals into rock formations, a process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Soon after, Latkanich's well water got a ...

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How US fracking boom affected air pollution in shale areas - The Weather Network US

News Feed - November 20, 2017 - 10:29am

The Weather Network US

How US fracking boom affected air pollution in shale areas
The Weather Network US
Fracking is a term that can stir strong emotions among its opponents and proponents. It is actually a combination of techniques, including hydraulic fracturing, that has allowed drillers to draw hydrocarbons from rock formations which were once not ...

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Despite EPA Knowledge of Health Hazards, Fracking Chemicals Remain Secret - Environmental Working Group (blog)

News Feed - November 20, 2017 - 10:18am

Environmental Working Group (blog)

Despite EPA Knowledge of Health Hazards, Fracking Chemicals Remain Secret
Environmental Working Group (blog)
The Environmental Protection Agency knows that dozens of the chemicals used in fracking pose health hazards. The agency not only allows their use, but also lets the oil and gas industry keep the chemicals secret, according to a new report. Between 2003 ...

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Physics forecasts for fracking and fuels - Phys.Org

News Feed - November 20, 2017 - 9:10am

Phys.Org

Physics forecasts for fracking and fuels
Phys.Org
The most complex and controversial new process is fracking (hydraulic fracturing) of ancient ocean beds called shale formations. Fracking involves injecting high-pressure water and sand into shale layers several kilometers underground, producing cracks ...

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Why the fracking fight in Kirby Misperton rumbles on - BBC News - BBC News

News Feed - November 19, 2017 - 7:23pm

BBC News

Why the fracking fight in Kirby Misperton rumbles on - BBC News
BBC News
It was a village that was at one time known only for its proximity to the Flamingo Land theme park. But for months now, Kirby Misperton has become synonymous with the divisive world of fracking. "Being a single parent, my 'arrest plan' is stuck on the ...

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Anti-fracking group returns to block train tracks in Olympia | The ... - The Olympian

News Feed - November 18, 2017 - 4:21pm

The Olympian

Anti-fracking group returns to block train tracks in Olympia | The ...
The Olympian
One year after an anti-fracking group set up an encampment to block trains leaving the Port of Olympia, protesters have again settled into a makeshift camp on ...

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Xcel CEO predicts rosy future from wind, and fracking - Post-Bulletin

News Feed - November 18, 2017 - 12:06am

Post-Bulletin

Xcel CEO predicts rosy future from wind, and fracking
Post-Bulletin
Increased use of renewable energy, and the highly controversial method of extracting natural gas from the earth known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Fowke said fracking "truly has been a game-changer" for Xcel. Fracking involves shooting highly ...

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Fracking Disproportionately Affects Communities of Color in Texas, Study Shows - Texas Monthly

News Feed - November 17, 2017 - 3:33pm

Texas Monthly

Fracking Disproportionately Affects Communities of Color in Texas, Study Shows
Texas Monthly
A 2016 study from the American Journal of Public Health on fracking disposal wells in the Eagle Ford area of South Texas found a positive correlation between the proximity of a fracking wastewater disposal site and the proportion of people of color ...

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Xcel CEO predicts rosy future from wind, and fracking - Minnesota Public Radio News

News Feed - November 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

Minnesota Public Radio News

Xcel CEO predicts rosy future from wind, and fracking
Minnesota Public Radio News
Increased use of renewable energy, and the highly controversial method of extracting natural gas from the earth known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Fowke said fracking "truly has been a game-changer" for Xcel. Fracking involves shooting highly ...

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How the Government Hid Fracking's Risk to Drinking Water - Daily Yonder

News Feed - November 16, 2017 - 4:57pm

Daily Yonder

How the Government Hid Fracking's Risk to Drinking Water
Daily Yonder
The "Halliburton loophole" exempts oil and gas companies from having to answer to the Clean Water Act for the chemicals they use for fracking. A new report says the government covered up scientists' doubts about studies that claimed the chemicals were ...

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Culver City Could Add 30 New Oil Wells and Allow Fracking Under New Proposal - L.A. Weekly

News Feed - November 16, 2017 - 3:24pm

L.A. Weekly

Culver City Could Add 30 New Oil Wells and Allow Fracking Under New Proposal
L.A. Weekly
Regarding fracking, a 2015 report by the California Council on Science and Technology found that "direct impacts of hydraulic fracturing appear small but have not been investigated" and that "disposal of produced water by underground injection has ...

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InsideClimate News: Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government ... - InsideClimate News

News Feed - November 16, 2017 - 3:30am

InsideClimate News

InsideClimate News: Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government ...
InsideClimate News
A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests.

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Former OU researcher, state seismologist felt pressured to suppress fracking research - The Oklahoma Daily

News Feed - November 15, 2017 - 11:19pm

The Oklahoma Daily

Former OU researcher, state seismologist felt pressured to suppress fracking research
The Oklahoma Daily
A former OU researcher and state seismologist testified under oath he was pressured by members of the OU administration to suppress research on the connection between fracking and recent earthquakes in Oklahoma. Austin Holland ... “Harold Hamm ...
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Marcellus shale drilling company pitches fracking to AK Valley business leaders - Tribune-Review

News Feed - November 15, 2017 - 8:58pm

Marcellus shale drilling company pitches fracking to AK Valley business leaders
Tribune-Review
For example, a recently proposed update to Plum's zoning ordinance seeks to limit Marcellus shale drilling in the borough. Some residents are concerned about potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing to reach the natural gas. The process injects a mix ...

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Documents show undisclosed EPA health concerns on fracking ... - Marketplace.org

News Feed - November 15, 2017 - 7:18pm

Marketplace.org

Documents show undisclosed EPA health concerns on fracking ...
Marketplace.org
We're about a decade into an oil and gas revolution known shorthand as fracking. It relies on shooting high-pressure water mixed with chemicals down into ...

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