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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

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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Fracking wastewater puts drinking water supplies at risk, study suggests

New research finds that discharge of fracking wastewater to rivers, even after it has passed through wastewater treatment plants, could put the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.
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Shale gas market to be worth $104.1 billion by 2020

A new report from Allied Market Research predicts that the global shale gas market will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3 percent in 2014-2020.
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California regulators halt wastewater injection in local wells

Oil and gas waste injection has been halted at 11 sites in California following orders issued by the state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources.
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