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Tests suspended at Australian fracking site after toxic chemicals found in water

Australia's AGL Energy Limited said on Tuesday that it has suspended production testing at a pilot coal seam gas field after dangerous chemicals were detected in water samples.
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Rules tightened on UK fracking

New conditions will have to be met by operators seeking to drill for shale gas in the United Kingdom.
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Coalition sues EPA in bid to make fracking emissions public

A coalition of nine environmental and open-government organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a bid to change the rules on which companies must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants.
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Fracking caused Ohio earthquakes, study finds

A series of earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio, were triggered by hydraulic fracturing operations nearby, according to new research published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA).
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ExxonMobil subsidiary fined $2.3 million over fracking-related damage

XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of the Clean Water Act at its hydraulic fracturing sites in West Virginia.
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New York State bans fracking

The decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo follows years of debate over the pros and cons of fracking and was based on health concerns.
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Industry forum seeks to reduce environmental impact of fracking

A new forum in the United States aims to reduce the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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Fracking chemicals harmful to human health, scientific review suggests

A review of more than 150 studies has concluded that exposure to chemicals released in hydraulic fracturing operations may harm human reproduction and development.
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Hydraulic fracturing market set for strong growth unless governments change policy

The increase in demand for natural gas and oil is driving the need for fracturing activities and investments.
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Nova Scotia town decides not to accept fracking wastewater

A town in Nova Scotia has decided not to accept treated fracking wastewater from oil and gas exploration after local people objected to the plans.
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