Tag: fracking

Oil boom triggering cowboy shortage across Canada

There’s been a lot of attention paid to how Canada’s oil boom has helped make gasoline cheaper. What many people may not realize is that the boom is also driving up the prices they pay for burgers and steaks.  More »

Halliburton merger means uncertain future for Baker Hughes fracking disclosures

Baker Hughes disclosure forms to FracFocus no longer include “trade secret” designations, but whether that will continue under Halliburton remains to be seen.  More »

Residents’ lawsuit targets Illinois fracking rules

Among the allegations is that Illinois’ natural resources regulator didn’t consider scientific studies in its first rules notice, denying the public a chance to address the specific information the agency relied upon to draft the rules.  More »

New Mexico county passes strict drilling rules as state judge considers wider ban

The new ordinance supersedes a moratorium on oil and gas development that had been in place since 2010.  More »

In Denton, a vote ends very little

The measure has already drawn two formidable legal challenges, one from the Texas General Land Office and the other from the Texas Oil & Gas Association.  More »

Photos: Amid shale oil boom, “man camps” still growing

Life has changed quickly for the small towns at the center of the shale oil boom  More »

Illinois lawmakers approve fracking rules

A number of key details were not disclosed, including how the state plans to fund the hiring of new workers to oversee the practice.  More »

Fracking ban passes in 2 of 3 California counties

Only voters in Santa Barbara County said “No” to a prohibition on the drilling technique.  More »

After fracking ban, a long fight ahead

The Texas Oil and Gas Association filed its challenge in federal court on Wednesday morning, arguing that the city has no right to override state policy favoring subterranean mineral extraction.  More »

Denton voters pass fracking ban

The vote made Denton, which sits atop a large natural gas reserve, the first city in Texas to pass such a ban. It sets up a legal showdown between the city and industry groups that have warned the ban could be followed by lawsuits and a severe hit to Denton’s economy.  More »

Houston company’s fracking plans near W.Va. chemical plant on hold

A full hearing on the matter is scheduled for Nov. 12.  More »

Cuomo: Hydraulic fracturing is ‘divisive’ issue

But the governor continued to say he will let scientists decide on the drilling practice.  More »

Fracking ban divides Denton

As Election Day nears in this small city 30 miles north of Dallas, a wary unease has settled over the early voting on a local referendum of national significance. If passed, the proposition would be the first to completely ban the petroleum extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing in one small corner of the great oil and gas boom state of Texas.  More »

Fossil fuel caps urged as scientists warn of climate woes

The world can only consume a fraction of the known deposits of fossil fuels if it’s to avoid the most dangerous impacts from climate change.  More »

For Texas farmers, drilling boom comes with a cost

Farmers in Glasscock County, where wells outnumber people more than three-to-one, say they’re losing valuable land to new drilling sites.  More »
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