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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

US oil, gas companies embrace recycling of fracking water

Many fracking companies in states like Texas, where drought is a major problem, are facing pressure from regulators to reduce the amount of water they use in their fracking fluids.
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Study links large overseas earthquakes to tremors at US fracking sites

Large earthquakes around the world have been linked to tremors at U.S. sites where wastewater from gas drilling operations is injected into the ground.
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Study finds explosive gases in Pennsylvania drinking water

A new study by Duke University in Durham, N.C., suggests that people whose homes are located near fracking sites are exposed to a higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated.
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French parliamentary commission calls for change in fracking ban

Hydraulic fracturing has once again become an issue of heated debate in France, as political parties, industries and the public have all shared different opinions about using the technique to drill for shale gas and oil.
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GE to invest billions to improve fracking

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

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

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

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

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

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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