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Oklahoma's seismic activity surpasses that of California in 2014

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So far in 2014 Oklahoma has had more earthquakes than California, and many experts believe that the unusual seismic activity is linked to the sharp increase in oil and gas drilling operations.
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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

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In states where water reserves are scarce, the tension between agriculture and oil and gas industry is growing.
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Scientists seek alternatives to wastewater wells in wake of Greeley earthquake

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A team of scientists from the University of Colorado has been carrying out seismographic research in the area of the recent Greeley earthquake in order to determine if it was connected to nearby gas fracking wastewater wells.
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North Carolina to criminalize disclosure of fracking chemicals information

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a proposal filed by three Republican state senators to criminalize the disclosure of confidential information concerning the type of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
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US companies led the world in fracking technology patents in 2013

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U.S. oil and gas services companies were the most active filers of patents for fracking technology last year.
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US fracking companies go green

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In a bid to ease environmental concerns and improve public perception of the industry, oil and gas companies are investing in innovative technologies that can mitigate or prevent the impact of fracking operations.
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EPA seeks public comment on fracking chemicals disclosure

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EPA has announced plans to seek public comment on potential disclosure regulation, as well as input on possible non-regulatory approaches to the matter.
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Fracking could pose threat to water utilities, report warns

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Potential contamination, reduced water supplies and infrastructure and cost pressure due to fracking mean that water utilities could suffer severe credit deterioration.
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Texas family wins lawsuit against fracking company

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A family from North Texas was awarded close to $3 million in damages after a jury found that their air and water had been contaminated by an oil and gas company.
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Japan launches first fracking operations

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Commercial production of shale oil in the northern prefecture of Akita will start at a much smaller scale than in the United States.
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