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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

Coalition sues EPA in bid to make fracking emissions public

A coalition of nine environmental and open-government organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a bid to change the rules on which companies must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants.
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Fracking caused Ohio earthquakes, study finds

A series of earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio, were triggered by hydraulic fracturing operations nearby, according to new research published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA).
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ExxonMobil subsidiary fined $2.3 million over fracking-related damage

XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of the Clean Water Act at its hydraulic fracturing sites in West Virginia.
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New York State bans fracking

The decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo follows years of debate over the pros and cons of fracking and was based on health concerns.
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Industry forum seeks to reduce environmental impact of fracking

A new forum in the United States aims to reduce the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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Fracking chemicals harmful to human health, scientific review suggests

A review of more than 150 studies has concluded that exposure to chemicals released in hydraulic fracturing operations may harm human reproduction and development.
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Hydraulic fracturing market set for strong growth unless governments change policy

The increase in demand for natural gas and oil is driving the need for fracturing activities and investments.
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Nova Scotia town decides not to accept fracking wastewater

A town in Nova Scotia has decided not to accept treated fracking wastewater from oil and gas exploration after local people objected to the plans.
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USGS: No impact on groundwater quality from Williston Basin shale development

Development of shale gas and oil reserves in the United States has revolutionized the energy industry, but debate still rages over whether the activity poses unacceptable risks to the environment.
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Unconventional oil, gas production linked to air pollution

How safe is unconventional oil and gas development? It has undoubtedly increased production and revolutionized the energy industry in the United States, but the practice remains controversial in many communities.
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