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GE to invest billions to improve fracking

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GE believes that its efforts could mitigate the effects from fracking on the environment and could bring about innovative technology that would increase profit for clients.
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Nebraska mulls fracking chemicals disclosure

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Nebraska could be the next state that requires oil and gas drilling companies to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations, after it was announced that the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was working on new regulation.
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Shell to start fracking in Colorado

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Shell Oil announced Monday plans to utilize hydraulic fracturing at two of its wells in northwest Colorado, Craig Daily Press reported.
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Wyoming judge rules against fracking chemicals disclosure

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A group of environmentalists has been denied access to information regarding the chemicals involved in hydraulic fracturing, after a district judge in Wyoming ruled that they were not entitled to know the ingredients of fluids used in the process.
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North Carolina to vote on lifting fracking ban

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The state of North Carolina is considering moves to lift the ban on fracking operations, despite concerns raised by green organizations that drilling works might pose a threat to the environment.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

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The state of Pennsylvania is starting a probe into the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater in an attempt to find out if it is a threat to the general public.
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Countries around the world consider fracking after US success

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Tempted by the U.S. shale gas revolution that could soon see that country top the charts in natural gas production, countries around the world are considering introducing the same technology, in the hope of achieving similar results.
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Marcellus shale fracking threatens region’s wastewater systems, researchers find

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Researchers at Duke and Kent State Universities have found that wastewater from Marcellus shale region hydraulic fracturing operations threatens to overwhelm the region’s wastewater disposal capacity.
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Town of Marcellus, N.Y., bans natural gas exploration, production

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The town board voted unanimously on Monday to amend zoning codes to prevent all natural gas and petroleum exploration and production within town limits.
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EPA issues progress report on fracking

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U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has provided an update to its long-term research on the potentially harmful effect that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has on drinking water.
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