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Pennsylvania Attorney General Launches Fracking Probe After Residents Call for Help - DeSmog (blog)

News Feed - November 7, 2017 - 8:40pm

DeSmog (blog)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Launches Fracking Probe After Residents Call for Help
DeSmog (blog)
Over the past seven months, Pennsylvania's Attorney General has received an influx of phone calls from residents alleging that officials at the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have ignored or covered up drinking water contamination ...

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Plum residents divided over Marcellus shale drilling limits - Tribune-Review

News Feed - November 7, 2017 - 6:03pm

Plum residents divided over Marcellus shale drilling limits
Tribune-Review
The proposal covers all aspects of land use in Plum, but residents for and against it who attended a public hearing Monday wanted to discuss only how the measure would affect gas drilling operations. The proposal would allow hydraulic fracturing, or ...

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Appellate Court Sets New Deadline in BLM Fracking Rule Fight ... - Natural Gas Intelligence

News Feed - November 7, 2017 - 3:32pm

Appellate Court Sets New Deadline in BLM Fracking Rule Fight ...
Natural Gas Intelligence
An appellate court panel in Denver said it wants to hear more arguments over an Obama-era rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal ...

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Lafayette approves 6-month fracking moratorium on eve of election - Boulder Daily Camera

News Feed - November 6, 2017 - 11:01pm

Lafayette approves 6-month fracking moratorium on eve of election
Boulder Daily Camera
The City Council approved its controversial fracking moratorium by a vote of 6-1, on second reading, Monday night. Amended down from a year, the stay will now bar new oil and gas development within city limits until May. Monday's decision comes only ...

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Conservancy of SWFL to Host Cornell Researcher in Light of Anti-Fracking Bills - WGCU News

News Feed - November 6, 2017 - 3:02pm

WGCU News

Conservancy of SWFL to Host Cornell Researcher in Light of Anti-Fracking Bills
WGCU News
Bills banning fracking are once again on the House and Senate agendas for the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee. In light of that, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting a leading researcher on unconventional oil and gas extraction, Dr.

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Company Returns Illinois' First Fracking Permit, Citing 'Burdensome' Rules, Commodity Prices - Natural Gas Intelligence

News Feed - November 6, 2017 - 2:56pm

Company Returns Illinois' First Fracking Permit, Citing 'Burdensome' Rules, Commodity Prices
Natural Gas Intelligence
Two months after regulators in Illinois issued the state's first permit for high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the Kansas-based company that received the permit has returned it, citing "burdensome, time consuming and costly" regulations, but ...

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Energy Pipeline: Tech Talk — Waterless fracking using rocket fuel? - Greeley Tribune

News Feed - November 6, 2017 - 2:53pm

Greeley Tribune

Energy Pipeline: Tech Talk — Waterless fracking using rocket fuel?
Greeley Tribune
The dawn of fracking wells to stimulate oil/gas production began in the mid-1880s, when liquid nitroglycerin/dynamite was placed into a metal cannister, lowered into the well and detonated. This risky approach to fracking a well was replaced in the ...

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Two Key Wins in the Fight to Ban Toxic Fracking Waste in Connecticut - Food and Water Watch

News Feed - November 6, 2017 - 11:29am

Food and Water Watch

Two Key Wins in the Fight to Ban Toxic Fracking Waste in Connecticut
Food and Water Watch
The movement to ban toxic fracking waste in Connecticut keeps growing—and the latest victories are especially important. The towns of Meriden and Bristol are home to privately-owned, for-profit hazardous waste treatment facilities that could apply for ...

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Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas company | Local ... - MyWebTimes.com

News Feed - November 5, 2017 - 11:52pm

WJBD Online

Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas company | Local ...
MyWebTimes.com
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The first company to obtain a permit for fracking in Illinois announced Friday it won't use it, citing market conditions and the state's ...
Illinois' First Fracking Permit Returned by Kansas Company | South ...WJBD Online
Company with first Illinois fracking permit returns it, citing ...Midwest Energy News

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Letters to the Editor, Nov. 6 - San Francisco Chronicle

News Feed - November 5, 2017 - 4:22pm

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 6
San Francisco Chronicle
Fracking waste is typically injected back into the soil, contaminating aquifers with carcinogenic chemicals. We need to protect that water for our bodies, our crops and our livelihood. We call upon the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to join ...

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How Has the US Fracking Boom Affected Air Pollution in Shale Areas? - DeSmog (blog)

News Feed - November 5, 2017 - 11:43am

DeSmog (blog)

How Has the US Fracking Boom Affected Air Pollution in Shale Areas?
DeSmog (blog)
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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Fracking protester warns: 'Yorkshire's gorgeous, but that can be taken away' - The Guardian

News Feed - November 5, 2017 - 9:50am

The Guardian

Fracking protester warns: 'Yorkshire's gorgeous, but that can be taken away'
The Guardian
For the past year, Leigh Coghill has devoted her life to one thing – trying to stop the gas exploration company Third Energy from fracking on the outskirts of a tiny village in North Yorkshire. The 26-year-old from Wolverhampton, who “married into ...

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Kirby Misperton: Hundreds in anti-fracking union march - BBC News

News Feed - November 4, 2017 - 10:30am

BBC News

Kirby Misperton: Hundreds in anti-fracking union march
BBC News
Hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at rock to release the gas inside. Opponents say it can cause water contamination, earthquakes and vehicles going to and from the site ...
YP Letters: Fracking takes toll in police cash and protesters' rightsYorkshire Post

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Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas company, citing 'costly' regulations - Chicago Tribune

News Feed - November 4, 2017 - 12:14am

Chicago Tribune

Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas company, citing 'costly' regulations
Chicago Tribune
The first company to obtain a permit for fracking in Illinois announced Friday it won't use it, citing market conditions and the state's "burdensome and costly" regulations. Wichita, Kansas-based Woolsey Companies Inc. was given permission in September ...
Woolsey Withdraws Fracking Permit, Citing 'Burdensome' Illinois LawChicago Tonight | WTTW
Illinois' First Fracking Permit Returned by Kansas CompanyU.S. News & World Report
Illinois' first fracking permit withdrawnThe State Journal-Register
Food and Water Watch -WSIL TV
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Company to drill wells for hydraulic fracturing - Houston Chronicle

News Feed - November 3, 2017 - 11:18pm

Houston Chronicle

Company to drill wells for hydraulic fracturing
Houston Chronicle
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses millions of gallons of pressurized water mixed with sand and chemicals to crack underground shale formations to release oil and gas. Layne and the state General Land Office will split the revenues. "This is kind ...

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Broomfield Considers Ban On Fracking « CBS Denver - CBS Local

News Feed - November 3, 2017 - 10:50pm

CBS Local

Broomfield Considers Ban On Fracking « CBS Denver
CBS Local
This the third anti-fracking effort voters have been asked to decide in as many years.

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Woolsey Withdraws Fracking Permit, Citing 'Burdensome' Illinois Law - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

News Feed - November 3, 2017 - 12:57pm

Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Woolsey Withdraws Fracking Permit, Citing 'Burdensome' Illinois Law
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses high-pressure chemicals and water to create cracks and release oil and gas from shale formations deep beneath the Earth's surface. The practice has been associated with contaminated ground and drinking water, ...

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