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Oklahoma Shakes—Is Fracking to Blame?

A normally calm state is hit by a wave of minor earthquakes—causing some to point the finger at fracking. But wastewater disposal wells likely play a bigger role...

Fracking for Natural Gas May Help Us Save Water

Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas is a water-intensive process—as critics love to point out. But by enabling the switch from thirsty coal to more efficient...

EPA Implicates Fracking in Groundwater Pollution

CHEYENNE, Wyo: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the first time has implicated fracking — a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil...

Political Fractures Over Fracking

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)—a five-member committee that governs the water resources around the Delaware River—was supposed to meet today to...

Did Fracking Help Cause Oklahoma Earthquakes?

The good people of Oklahoma were rattled on November 5 when the state was hit its largest earthquake on record, a 5.6-magnitude temblor that struck 44 miles east...

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Fracking foes shift focus toward local limits

Oil companies have turned to fracking and other well-stimulation techniques to unlock the Monterey Shale, an immense oil-bearing rock formation sprawling... a statewide fracking ...

Chevron bringing fracking to Eastern Europe

Use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, upended the U.S. gas industry, which overtook Russia as the biggest producer, driving prices to a decade-low. Estimated reserves in...

California fracking regulations proposed

Questions about the safety of fracking and acidizing have taken on increased... [... ] the new regulations take effect in 2015, oil companies wo not need a permit before fracking ...

With' Gasland Part II,' the battle over fracking's safety is rejoined

If there is one image that crystallized popular anxiety about the new oil and gas drilling wave known as'' fracking,'' it is of a Colorado man setting fire to the water coming...