hydraulic fracturing

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Water and wildlife may be at risk from fracking's toxic chemicals, panel finds

Published: 
Fri, 07/10/2015 (All day)

Hydraulic fracturing uses a host of highly toxic chemicals — the impacts of which are for the most part unknown — that could be contaminating drinking water supplies, wildlife and crops, according to a report released Thursday by a California science panel.

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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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Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:30pm
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Energy

Deep beneath the City of Light lies what some believe to be an energy bonanza ripe for harvest.

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China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas

Published: 
Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:21pm
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Energy

Residents of this isolated mountain valley of terraced cornfields were just going to sleep last April when they were jolted by an enormous roar, followed by a tower of flames. 

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Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

Published: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:31pm
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Energy

A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.