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Natural gas wells contribute significantly to methane emissions, study finds

A new study suggests that methane emissions from natural gas wells are higher than expected, raising concerns that drilling and production of the fuel might be contributing to climate change.
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California governor signs fracking regulation bill

Starting next year, companies that wish to develop the natural gas and oil reserves of California will have to apply for a permit not just for fracking operations but also for using various chemical substances to dissolve shale rock.
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Arkansas residents start legal action against fracking companies over earthquakes

A group of residents in Greenbrier, Ark., has launched the first lawsuit against fracking companies, which accuses them of causing earthquakes with their operations.
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Chesapeake Energy gives up New York gas lease fight

Oklahoma-based oil and gas explorer Chesapeake Energy is beating a retreat after a protracted legal battle over the extension of natural gas drilling leases in New York.
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Could US shale boom threaten green energy sector?

While drilling for natural gas does not seem like a viable business opportunity for New England at this point, the impact of the shale gas revolution can already be felt in Massachusetts and its clean energy sector, due to the low natural gas prices.
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Study links Oklahoma earthquake to wastewater injection

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 to the injection of oil-drilling wastewater underground.
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Fracking wastewater causes problems for treatment plants, study finds

According to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction.
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Health company receives $1 million to study impact of Marcellus Shale drilling

The company plans to look at detailed health histories of hundreds of thousands of patients who live near gas wells and other natural gas production facilities in the area.
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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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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
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