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Poll: Residents Split On Fracking Ban | WBAL Radio 1090 AM - WBAL Radio

News Feed - February 27, 2017 - 2:44pm

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Poll: Residents Split On Fracking Ban | WBAL Radio 1090 AM
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In Annapolis Tuesday, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would permanently ban natural gas fracking in Maryland. Currently there is a ...
State Roundup, February 27, 2017 | MarylandReporter.comMarylandReporter.com

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Virginia agency says it will not exempt information on fracking fluid ... - Richmond.com

News Feed - February 27, 2017 - 8:51am

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Virginia agency says it will not exempt information on fracking fluid ...
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Fracking involves pumping large volumes of water and small concentrations of chemicals into wells to fracture rock formations and keep the fissures open so gas ...
Oil and gas wastewater spills alter microbes in West Virginia waters ...Newshawk Time

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To Frack Or Not To Frack? Will Maryland Legislators Place ... - Forbes - Forbes

News Feed - February 27, 2017 - 7:30am

To Frack Or Not To Frack? Will Maryland Legislators Place ... - Forbes
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“I'm a farmer, which is where the story starts,” began Kim Alexander. Worried about health problems and the environmental impact from fracking, Kim recounted ...

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Safe Fracking: Good for America - Sunshine State News

News Feed - February 27, 2017 - 1:41am

Safe Fracking: Good for America
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One safe and viable option for domestic oil and natural gas production is through hydraulic fracturing. Contrary to popular belief, this process has been used in the United States for nearly 70 years. It's not a new technology; the practice has been ...

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Virginia agency says it will not exempt information on fracking fluid from disclosure - Richmond.com

News Feed - February 26, 2017 - 11:36pm

Virginia agency says it will not exempt information on fracking fluid from disclosure
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Legislation that would have shielded specific concentrations of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing from public disclosure was rejected in a Senate committee this month, a vote that drew cheers from environmental groups. ... Instead, it arose as a ...

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In rural Western Maryland, fracking divisions run deep - The ... - Washington Post

News Feed - February 26, 2017 - 7:45pm

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In rural Western Maryland, fracking divisions run deep - The ...
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FROSTBURG, Md. — The small towns and mountainous rural areas of Western Maryland are dotted with scores of well heads, a reminder of the copious ...
To Frack Or Not To Frack? Will Maryland Legislators Place ... - ForbesForbes

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Earthquakes Have to Do with One Very Specific Part of Fracking - Big Think

News Feed - February 26, 2017 - 1:38pm

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Earthquakes Have to Do with One Very Specific Part of Fracking
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There aren't supposed to be earthquakes swarms in Oklahoma, and they were happening all the time. In 2016, there were 632 magnitude 3+ or higher temblors. In 2015, there were 903, 579 in 2014, and 109 in 2013. To say this got the attention of ...

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Fracking Isn't As Safe As Corporations Want You To Believe - The Ring of Fire Network

News Feed - February 26, 2017 - 12:53pm

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Fracking Isn't As Safe As Corporations Want You To Believe
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Advocates for fracking in the United States will be the first to tell you that the process of extracting oil or gas from deep underground is very safe – or at least safer than the other energy sources. But as we are increasingly learning, the process ...

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Fracking causes several earthquakes in northwestern Pennsylvania, but no cause for alarm in Lancaster County - LancasterOnline

News Feed - February 26, 2017 - 8:05am

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Fracking causes several earthquakes in northwestern Pennsylvania, but no cause for alarm in Lancaster County
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A hydraulic fracturing drilling operation, or fracking, rises from the landscape near Montrose, Pennsylvania, in this photo taken in 2012. prev. next. Fracking — a method of extracting underground pockets of natural gas — caused several earthquakes ...

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DEP finds correlation between Hilcorp fracking and seismic events in Lawrence County - Allied News

News Feed - February 26, 2017 - 1:05am

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DEP finds correlation between Hilcorp fracking and seismic events in Lawrence County
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Seismic events that occurred in western Lawrence County on April 25, 2016, were likely correlated to natural gas hydraulic fracturing by Hilcorp Energy Company, according to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

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As area localities consider fracking regulations, another county bans the process - Fredericksburg.com

News Feed - February 25, 2017 - 12:04am

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As area localities consider fracking regulations, another county bans the process
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“The thing that concerns the county the most is the threat to the water, and hydraulic fracturing is a huge threat,” she said. “Water is on every local leader's mind in our area, it's part of their thinking. No matter how conservative or how liberal ...
Standing against fracking - The News LeaderStaunton News Leader

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Brooklyn to consider ordinance banning fracking waste - Norwich Bulletin

News Feed - February 24, 2017 - 5:01pm

Brooklyn to consider ordinance banning fracking waste
Norwich Bulletin
Conservation Commission Chairman Dianne Wimmer and member Jeannine Noel said the state is developing regulations involving the storage and treatment of waste from hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. Those regulations could take effect ...

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Politics Now: ACA protest, fracking debate - Asheville Citizen-Times

News Feed - February 24, 2017 - 12:47pm

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Politics Now: ACA protest, fracking debate
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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act will hold a demonstration in downtown Asheville Saturday and people with differing opinions on fracking will debate at Asheville High School March 3. The ACA demonstration is being put on by two liberal activist ...

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Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought - Popular Science

News Feed - February 24, 2017 - 10:06am

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Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought
Popular Science
... the process of hydraulic fracturing. This work focuses on the full lifecycle of a well. “We think it's important to study the whole life of the well,” said Wiseman, “because the process of hydraulic fracturing has enabled the drilling of so many ...

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Here's the case for a fracking ban - Delmarva Now - Delmarva Daily Times

News Feed - February 24, 2017 - 7:02am

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Here's the case for a fracking ban - Delmarva Now
Delmarva Daily Times
On Feb. 28, the Health, Education and Environmental Affairs Committee in the Maryland Senate will take up legislation dealing with shale-gas drilling (fracking).
Sen. Young should support fracking ban, not watered-down legislationFrederick News Post (subscription)

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Study Identifies More Than 6600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period - Huffington Post

News Feed - February 23, 2017 - 8:45pm

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Study Identifies More Than 6600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period
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A controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has resulted in thousands of spills in four states over a 10-year ...
Why Media Reports Of Fracking Site Spills Are Misleading | The ...Daily Caller

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Microbes differ downstream from fracking wastewater - Futurity: Research News

News Feed - February 23, 2017 - 4:01pm

Microbes differ downstream from fracking wastewater
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Wastewater from oil and gas operations—including fracking for shale gas—at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a new study. The study, published in Science of the Total Environment, shows that wastewater releases, including ...

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These Two Fracking Giants Are Getting Clobbered By Investors - Fortune

News Feed - February 23, 2017 - 3:33pm

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These Two Fracking Giants Are Getting Clobbered By Investors
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Wall Street balked after two large players in the fracking industry, Chesapeake Energy and Apache, reported disappointing quarterly earnings before trading Thursday, causing shares of the companies to plummet. Chesapeake (chk) , which is the ...

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Augusta first county in Va. to ban fracking - The News Leader - Staunton News Leader

News Feed - February 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

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Augusta first county in Va. to ban fracking - The News Leader
Staunton News Leader
VERONA - The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night to prohibit fracking in the county in a move to keep clean water flowing in the area.
Augusta County Board of Supervisors Bans Fracking - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and WeatherNBC 29 News

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Fracking Is Dangerous To Your Health -- Here's Why - Forbes - Forbes

News Feed - February 23, 2017 - 2:12pm

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Fracking Is Dangerous To Your Health -- Here's Why - Forbes
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Fracking is likely the cause of a wide range of health problems. Dismantling the EPA will greatly increase our health, water safety, and environmental risks, but ...

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