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Letter to the editor: Study links fracking, infant mortality - Tribune-Review

July 22, 2017 - 9:06pm

Letter to the editor: Study links fracking, infant mortality
Tribune-Review
Fracking is a deadly process, as revealed in the newest scientific study showing an increased correlation between fracking for shale gas and infant mortality, authored by Christopher Busby and Joseph Mangano and published in the Journal of ...

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Stand With Sanders Against 'Pro-Fracking' Bill, Environmentalists Urge Senate Democrats - Truthdig

July 22, 2017 - 2:27pm

Truthdig

Stand With Sanders Against 'Pro-Fracking' Bill, Environmentalists Urge Senate Democrats
Truthdig
As Senate Democrats stay silent on the Energy and Natural Resources Act, an energy bill that environmental groups call “a pro-fracking giveaway to oil and gas interests that would commit America to decades more of dangerous fossil fuel dependence,” Sen.
Advocates Praise Sen. Sanders and Call on Senate Dems to Follow His Lead in Opposing Dirty Energy BillCommon Dreams

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Billionaire Wilks brothers buy up shares of Canadian fracking firm ... - Fort Worth Star Telegram

July 21, 2017 - 7:15pm

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Billionaire Wilks brothers buy up shares of Canadian fracking firm ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Calfrac Well Services Ltd. surged after the Texas investment firm Wilks Brothers LLC boosted its stake in the fracking company in a bet on a rebound in Canada's ...

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National Trust faces legal threat over fracking snub - BBC News - BBC News

July 21, 2017 - 12:03pm

BBC News

National Trust faces legal threat over fracking snub - BBC News
BBC News
A petrochemical company says it may take legal action over the refusal to allow it to test for shale gas.

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Russia's Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence - National Review

July 21, 2017 - 4:50am

National Review

Russia's Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence
National Review
Years before Donald Trump came down that escalator and Hillary Clinton's staff was tricked into giving up its e-mail passwords, Russia was pouring millions of dollars into anti-fracking campaigns across Europe and the U.S.. Fracking, or hydraulic ...

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In 2012, Report Presaged Current Anti-Fracking Protests - InsideSources

July 21, 2017 - 1:06am

InsideSources

In 2012, Report Presaged Current Anti-Fracking Protests
InsideSources
The report, entitled “Public Health Dimensions of Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing: Knowledge, Obstacles, Tactics, and Opportunities,” was prepared for the group by Seth Shonkoff, then a PhD student in environmental policy at the University of ...

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Plan For Fracking Wastewater Disposal Causing Concerns « CBS ... - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

July 20, 2017 - 8:46pm

CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Plan For Fracking Wastewater Disposal Causing Concerns « CBS ...
CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning a public hearing next week on plans to inject fracking wastewater into a gas well in Plum.

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Tensions rise at fracking site in UK after police and activists clashes - The Guardian

July 20, 2017 - 11:17am

The Guardian

Tensions rise at fracking site in UK after police and activists clashes
The Guardian
Tensions at Britain's most high-profile fracking site have risen after an increase in violent clashes between protesters, security guards and police. One demonstrator said she had been left unconscious after a “pretty brutal” scuffle with security ...
Road closures, celebration and deep suspicion - three hours at fracking protest siteBlackpool Gazette

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Fracking wastewater disposal well may be coming to Plum - Tribune-Review

July 20, 2017 - 10:56am

Fracking wastewater disposal well may be coming to Plum
Tribune-Review
According to the DEP, disposal injection wells are used in the oil and gas industry to permanently get rid of flowback water and brine, both by-products of Marcellus shale drilling. Several studies have connected earthquakes to underground injection ...

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EDC, Channelkeeper Win Key Decision Against Feds on Fracking - Santa Barbara Independent

July 20, 2017 - 3:02am

Santa Barbara Independent

EDC, Channelkeeper Win Key Decision Against Feds on Fracking
Santa Barbara Independent
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper won a key procedural victory in court against the federal government and the oil industry over the adequacy of environmental review prior to issuing permits for offshore oil ...

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Estill neighbors want secret emails on radioactive dumping - The Courier-Journal

July 19, 2017 - 4:20pm

The Courier-Journal

Estill neighbors want secret emails on radioactive dumping
The Courier-Journal
An Estill County citizens group has accused state environmental regulators of illegal secrecy during its enforcement case against a dump that accepted radioactive drilling waste from out-of-state fracking operations. Both sides squared off Wednesday in ...

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Pennsylvania nuns oppose fracking gas pipeline through 'holy' land - The Guardian

July 19, 2017 - 1:15pm

The Guardian

Pennsylvania nuns oppose fracking gas pipeline through 'holy' land
The Guardian
Catholic nuns in Pennsylvania are resisting plans to build a $3bn pipeline for gas obtained by fracking through its land by creating a rudimentary chapel along the proposed route and launching a legal challenge, citing religious freedom. The Adorers of ...

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Colorado fractivists lose campaign to recall local official who ... - Washington Times

July 19, 2017 - 11:04am

Washington Times

Colorado fractivists lose campaign to recall local official who ...
Washington Times
The Colorado anti-fracking movement suffered a defeat Tuesday after Broomfield voters refused to recall a local official in an election viewed as a proxy vote on ...

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Treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater may pollute area water sources for years - Phys.Org

July 19, 2017 - 11:02am

Phys.Org

Treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater may pollute area water sources for years
Phys.Org
Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought. ... The objective of the study was ...

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Josh James: Demanding commissioners take action on fracking - Boulder Daily Camera

July 18, 2017 - 9:01pm

Josh James: Demanding commissioners take action on fracking
Boulder Daily Camera
Schlumberger Oil Field Services employees in June work to change a perforating tool string before putting it into a fracking well on the Crestone Peak Resource Woolley Becky Sosa fracking location on Wednesday in Erie. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff ...

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Ordinance banning fracking waste in Griswold heading for town meeting - Norwich Bulletin

July 18, 2017 - 4:17pm

Ordinance banning fracking waste in Griswold heading for town meeting
Norwich Bulletin
GRISWOLD - An ordinance that would ban fracking waste from coming into Griswold has been sent to town meeting and members of the Ad-Hoc Anti-Fracking Waste Committee are feeling hopeful. The Board of Selectman voted unanimously last week to ...

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Will the Gulf of Mexico Remain a Dumping Ground for Offshore ... - EcoWatch

July 18, 2017 - 3:42pm

EcoWatch

Will the Gulf of Mexico Remain a Dumping Ground for Offshore ...
EcoWatch
The Center for Biological Diversity told the EPA that the dumping of drilling wastewater—which can contain fracking chemicals, drilling fluids and pollutants.

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Colorado recall erupts into proxy battle on fracking between green groups, industry - Washington Times

July 18, 2017 - 2:28pm

Washington Times

Colorado recall erupts into proxy battle on fracking between green groups, industry
Washington Times
A local recall election in suburban Colorado has erupted into a proxy war on hydraulic fracturing pitting environmental groups against the oil-and-gas industry. Voters will decide Tuesday whether to oust Broomfield Mayor Pro Tem Greg Stokes after ...

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Fracking pollution stays in waterways long after the fracking is done - Popular Science

July 18, 2017 - 8:10am

Popular Science

Fracking pollution stays in waterways long after the fracking is done
Popular Science
At the Marcellus shale, a natural gas formation that underlies much of Pennsylvania where Burgos did his research, some of those contaminants include radioactive radium, uranium and thorium. In addition, produced water contains heavy metals like ...

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Speaking up on RV plan, Concern over possible fracking exemptions - Lompoc Record

July 17, 2017 - 10:47pm

Speaking up on RV plan, Concern over possible fracking exemptions
Lompoc Record
City Manager Marc Bierdzinski has informed me the RV, boat and trailer ordinance revisit will be on July 27 at 6 p.m. Your input is critical at this meeting because Councilman John Connolly has resigned. John changed his mind and elected to revisit the ...

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