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New fracking rules coming in ‘days’

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The mandates are aimed at boosting the integrity of wells on public lands to ensure oil, gas and other fluids are contained within them and ensuring recovered water and other fluids are safely stored at the sites.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the state's new hydraulic fracturing rules into law Monday night. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft, File)

Fracking law opens North Carolina to drilling

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The set of 120 rules that govern issues including well construction, water testing and buffer zones was developed by the state Mining and Energy Commission over nearly two years and approved in December by a separate state panel.
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Improperly disposed radioactive oil field waste found in North Dakota

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Officials on Thursday said up to 100 filter socks were found in a property in within the city limits of Williston. The socks are the nets that strain liquids in the oil production process.
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Ohio deep injection well seeks to reopen after quakes

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American Water Management Services asked the Oil and Gas Commission at a Wednesday hearing to lift a state chief’s order that shut down the well at its Weathersfield site, near Warren, last fall.
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Protesters target Apache over Argentine drilling

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Apache called the claims “without merit.”
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Colorado’s oil and gas regulator hopes to get new rules in place this year

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The task force recommendations include changing oil and gas commission rules to give local governments a consulting role in decisions on where large oilfield facilities are located.
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Local communities standing against and for fracking

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While some local communities have been fighting to keep fracking outside their borders, a group of towns in New York have been debating whether to ditch the state for frack friendly Pennsylvania.
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A victim of the industry downturn asks for advice

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This week I answer a reader email from someone who has unfortunately been caught up in the industry’s reaction to plunging oil prices.
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Interior Secretary: Feds won’t overrule tougher state fracking regulations

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At issue are proposed regulations from the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management that would govern the design and stimulation of wells on public lands.
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Colorado oil, gas debate resumes as task force finishes up

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The 21-member task force has been wrestling with how much power local governments should have to regulate drilling.