Tag: fracking

Britain reopens way for fracking

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected.  More »

Denton residents to vote on fracking ban in November

The Denton City Council voted down a petition 5-2 to ban new hydraulic fracturing after eight hours of testimony, sending the proposal to a public ballot in November  More »

Denton’s proposed fracking ban likely to go to voters

As Denton considers permanently banning hydraulic fracturing within city limits, the state’s oil and gas regulator has weighed into the fray, arguing the move would undercut one of the key pillars of the Texas economy.’  More »

Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracturing health impacts

By Kevin Begos Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania’s former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation’s biggest natural gas drilling booms. Dr. Eli Avila also says the state’s current strategy is a disservice to people and even to the industry itself because health […]  More »

Illinois has hired few workers to oversee fracturing

More than a year after a compromise paved the way for high-volume oil and gas extraction in Illinois, the agency in charge of overseeing the practice has hired just four of 53 new employees it says it needs as it continues working to complete rules drillers must follow.  More »

New guidelines aim to help oil industry burnish image

The oil industry’s leading trade group just imposed a voluntary standard that schools oil and gas companies on being better neighbors and corporate citizens.  More »

Lawsuit aims to block US-approved Nevada drilling

The Bureau of Land Management concluded in an environmental analysis in February that energy exploration resulting from the sale of the leases would have little or no impact across about 270 square miles of central Nevada’s Lander, Nye and Esmeralda counties.  More »

New York cities win right to ban fracking

New York’s cities and towns can block hydraulic fracturing within their borders, the state’s highest court ruled, dealing a blow to the oil industry.  More »

Colorado city rejects fracking moratorium

Five other municipalities in Colorado have voted to limit or ban hydraulic fracturing, an action that state oil and gas regulators have said isn’t permitted.  More »

Oil, gas project OK’d on Nevada sage grouse land

Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse.  More »

Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park

Oil development is strictly forbidden within Theodore Roosevelt National Park itself, but park officials worry that the flares, lights and noise from drilling just beyond the protected area are sullying the natural spaces cherished by Roosevelt as a bespectacled young man in his mid-20s.  More »

Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidates discuss fracking

The four Republican gubernatorial contenders in Colorado’s Tuesday primary answer questions about what they’d do if elected. Here, they talk about how fracking. Each responded in writing. Answers were edited for space reasons  More »
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