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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...

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...

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...

Is New York About to Get Fracking? Not Exactly

Environmentalists and gas drillers alike snapped to attention when the news alert went up earlier today: the New York Times reported that New York Governor...

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...

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...

Can a Government Panel Calm Fears Over Fracking?

There are many questions surrounding the practice of shale gas drilling—and especially the hydraulic fracturing methods used to get the gas. But it really all...