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28/7/2014
Fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances", according to new rules issued by the government. It said the regulations for the new bidding round for licences - the first in six years - are stricter ...   
17/7/2014
Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more. Not since the pasture they began ...   
3/7/2014
A major study into the potential for fracking operations to contaminate ground water with methane has revealed key aquifers coincide with the location of potential shale gas and oil reserves. The British Geological Survey (BGS) and The ...   
3/7/2014
New fracking wells spread rapidly throughout the Utica shale in eastern Ohio last year, increasing the state's natural gas production to historic highs, state officials said.Natural gas production increased by 97 percent in 2013 from ...   
30/6/2014
New York’s top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals ...   
1/6/2014
Virginia is looking anew at regulations governing hydraulic fracking for natural gas, a drilling method that has spawned a gold rush for the energy resource in the U.S. and given rise to its own environmental movement. The review comes ...   
1/6/2014
Virginia is looking anew at regulations governing hydraulic fracking for natural gas, a drilling method that spawned a gold rush for the energy resource in the United States and given rise to its own environmental movement. The review ...   
26/5/2014
In Mora County, New Mexico, a patchwork of prairie, foothills, and high peaks on the east flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, unemployment stands at 16 percent, county workers operate out of leaky temporary buildings, and the population ...   
19/5/2014
You might think an earthquake would be enough to make a town turn against fracking, but no, not here, not with a new billion-dollar steel plant open along the river and more new jobs everywhere you look. This worn-out notch in the Rust ...   
16/5/2014
In North Carolina, Halliburton and other fracking industry interests helped write a fracking chemical disclosure bill. But when that bill ended up requiring disclosure of harmful chemicals to the state environmental agency, the bill was killed ...   
15/5/2014
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern ...   
14/5/2014
Enemies of fracking have a new argument: drought. Fracking a single oil well in California last year took 87 percent of the water consumed in a year by a family of four, according to the Western States Petroleum Association, an industry ...   
14/5/2014
Ohio annually processes thousands of tons of radioactive waste from hydraulic-fracturing, sending it through treatment facilities, injecting it into its old and unused gas wells and dumping it in landfills. Historically, the handling and disposal ...   
3/5/2014
The strike was solid and distinctive as a fat and brightly colored rainbow trout attacked a Pheasant Tail nymph bouncing across the rocky bottom of the Youghiogheny River during a recent float trip through parts of Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette ...   
20/4/2014
After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and ...   
15/4/2014
A new study has found that a small number of gas wells are releasing significant quantities of methane into the air even before they are hydraulically fractured, or fracked. The paper, published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of ...   
15/4/2014
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has consistently said that fracking has no significant impact on air quality, not in the Barnett Shale. Not in the Eagle Ford Shale. Not anywhere. It was news, then, when a TCEQ-funded study, ...   
11/4/2014
Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's ...   
11/4/2014
California is known for the twin threat of natural disasters from drought and earthquakes, with both phenomena certain to give many residents serious concern. But there is one group that is starting to reap serendipitous marketing ...   
9/4/2014
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is lobbying for a new law in California that would force energy companies to share as much as $2 billion of the state’s oil wealth with residents. The proceeds would come from an “extraction tax” ...   
8/4/2014
Come elections in November, the city of Denton could be split between two very different futures.The Denton Drilling Awareness Group (DAG) recently got enough signatures on a petition to place an ordinance banning fracking within city ...   
7/4/2014
Push to reduce methane leaks | Photo, Yale Environment 360
Loose pipe flanges. Leaky storage tanks. Condenser valves stuck open. Outdated compressors. Inefficient pneumatic systems. Corroded pipes.Forty separate types of equipment are known to be potential sources of methane emissions during the ...   
6/4/2014
Thousands took to the streets of Romania on Sunday to protest against plans by US energy giant Chevron to drill for shale gas."Chevron US, you can't just drop in uninvited and leave death in your wake", read some banners in Bucharest ...   
30/3/2014
For close to 18 months, Mike Heim watched the construction site outside Decatur where his company planned to build a natural gas processing plant sit idle. He was waiting for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to OK air pollution ...   
29/3/2014
The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production. The methane strategy is the latest ...   

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