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Environmental activists block entrance to North Carolina chemical plant

Members of North Carolina-based environmental group Croatan Earth First blocked the entrance to Momentive Specialty Chemicals' facility in Morganton, N.C., last week during a demonstration to protest hydraulic fracturing.
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EPA settles Clean Air Act violations with Texas-based fracking company

The EPA claimed that the company failed to comply with regulations put in place to prevent accidental releases of potentially hazardous chemicals at its natural gas liquid extraction plant at Bradford, Pa.
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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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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research.
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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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Positive results for second Williston Basin frack water treatment runs reported

Sionix Corp. says it has completed the second and final demonstration phase of testing its proprietary water treatment technology in the Williston Basin of North Dakota.
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Obama administration proposes new rules for fracking operations

The rules would require all fracking operators to disclose some of the chemicals used in the process, in a move to address concerns over the impact of fracking on waterways and air.
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Half of US fracking wells located in water-stressed areas

Researchers warn that fracking to extract shale gas poses risks to water supplies in regions like Texas and Colorado, which are already seriously threatened by drought.
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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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