fracking

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Fracking Tests Ties Between California ‘Oil and Ag’ Interests

Published: 
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Scattered on either side of Shafter Avenue just north of the town center here, new oil pump jacks, some bobbing and others thrusting, tower above this corner of California’s prime farmland.

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Fracking: How risky for us?

Published: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:59pm
Category: 
Energy

California is believed to have more than 15 billion barrels of oil locked within the rocks under the Central Valley that might be used to feed the nation's energy hunger — if oil companies can free it with hydraulic fracturing. 

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New Mexico county first in nation to ban fracking to safeguard water

Published: 
Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:06am
Category: 
Water

Sitting in the tidy living room of the home they built themselves, Sandra and Roger Alcon inventory what they see as the bounty of their lives: freedom, family, community, land, animals … and water.

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Liquefied Natural Gas Export Plans Stir Debate, Raise Environmental Concerns

Published: 
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:30pm
Category: 
Energy

A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster.

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Sunday Dialogue: Gas Drilling and Our Energy Future

Published: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 8:54am
Category: 
Energy

Readers discuss whether natural gas from shale is a promising resource or a misguided risk.