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North Carolina to vote on lifting fracking ban

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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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Queensland to open up shale oil industry

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The government of Australia's state of Queensland intends to give the go-ahead to the development of a commercial shale oil industry, Natural Resources Minister Andrew Crips said earlier this week.
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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

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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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Canada not ready to deal with offshore leaks, report finds

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Canadian authorities are not ready to deal with the consequences of a potential offshore oil leak, according to a new report released by the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

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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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Countries around the world consider fracking after US success

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Tempted by the U.S. shale gas revolution that could soon see that country top the charts in natural gas production, countries around the world are considering introducing the same technology, in the hope of achieving similar results.
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Marcellus shale fracking threatens region’s wastewater systems, researchers find

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Researchers at Duke and Kent State Universities have found that wastewater from Marcellus shale region hydraulic fracturing operations threatens to overwhelm the region’s wastewater disposal capacity.
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Town of Marcellus, N.Y., bans natural gas exploration, production

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The town board voted unanimously on Monday to amend zoning codes to prevent all natural gas and petroleum exploration and production within town limits.
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EPA issues progress report on fracking

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U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has provided an update to its long-term research on the potentially harmful effect that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has on drinking water.
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High levels of ancient brines found in Marcellus flowback

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Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium.
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