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State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules

Published: 
Thu, 07/02/2015 (All day)

State officials on Wednesday formally adopted new rules governing hydraulic fracturing in California, setting in motion some of the toughest guidelines in the nation for the controversial oil extraction practice.

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It’s Official: New York Fracking Ban Made Final With Release of 43-Page Document

Published: 
Tue, 06/30/2015 (All day)

Nearly a year to the day after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally, a statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) was made official with the release of a 43-page findings statement that outlines the specific parameters of the state’s ban.

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High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

Published: 
Wed, 02/18/2015 (All day)
Category: 
Water

Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells.

Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the human carcinogen benzene in this so-called "flowback fluid."

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Natural Gas: Abundance of Supply and Debate

Published: 
Thu, 01/08/2015 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

MEAD, Colo. — Natural gas is the Rorschach test of energy policy. Depending on one’s point of view, it can be either an essential tool for meeting the challenge of climate change or another dirty fossil fuel that will speed the planet down the path to calamitous warming.

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Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Published: 
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:39am
Category: 
Energy

So much soot belched from the old power plant here that Mike Zeleny would personally warn the neighbors.

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