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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

Fracking chemicals can act as hormone disruptors, researchers claim

December 18, 2013
The team of scientists examined in laboratory conditions 12 chemicals that were commonly used in fracking and were either known to be endocrine disruptors or were suspected to have such properties.
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US oil production hits highest level in 25 years

December 16, 2013
Because of the shale boom in recent years, the United States is more energy independent than ever and has been able to reduce energy imports dramatically.
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Fracking uses more water than thought, study claims

December 11, 2013
In one of the states where fracking has become a day-to-day business, authorities have found that, in order for the fuel to flow, "maintenance water" is also required.
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Fracking regulation might weaken economic growth, US Chamber of Commerce claims

December 5, 2013
A study on the effects of oil and gas drilling operations using fracking, due to be released next year, might prevent the United States from becoming the world's most powerful energy producer, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns.
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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

December 3, 2013
Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

November 25, 2013
Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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California environmental study on fracking to take up to 18 months

October 30, 2013
California has launched an environmental review on the effects of hydraulic fracturing, which is expected to give state lawmakers a better idea of fracking's impact.
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Wyoming proposes rules to protect groundwater from fracking operations

October 29, 2013
The state of Wyoming has closed its public consultation of new draft rules that aim to protect groundwater from contamination associated with fracking operations.
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US company sues Quebec over fracking ban

October 10, 2013
U.S. mining company Lone Pine Resources Inc. is taking legal action against the government of Quebec for violating free trade rules by revoking fracking operation permits.
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French court to decide if fracking ban is unconstitutional

October 4, 2013
The ban on hydraulic fracturing as a method to extract natural gas and oil in France will come under review next month in a French court. Judges will have to decide if the ban is against the constitution, as oil and gas companies have claimed.
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