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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

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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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EU working on tighter fracking regulation

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The European Parliament supports an amendment to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, which states that all operations for hydraulic fracturing for coal bed methane and for shale and shale-like formations should go through environmental impact assessments.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

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Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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California environmental study on fracking to take up to 18 months

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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

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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

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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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Radiation discovered in creek downstream from fracking water treatment plant

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Researchers at Duke University have found elevated levels of radioactivity in water and sediment downstream from a Pennsylvania treatment facility which processes fracking wastewater from wells in the Marcellus Shale formation.
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French court to decide if fracking ban is unconstitutional

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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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California governor signs fracking regulation bill

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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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Fracking wastewater spills may put Colorado's water supplies at risk

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While communities in north-central Colorado are still trying to come to terms with the devastation after the massive floods caused by heavy rain over the past week, another cause for concern has emerged.
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