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The increased seismicity is likely due to changes in the way oil and gas are produced.	Credit Illustration by Shout
Oklahoma has had 70 earthquakes in a week thanks to fracking
Stefan Cramer January 09th, 2016

Nidhi Prakash reports: As Oklahoma reels from more than 70 earthquakes over the last week, authorities are calling on energy companies to limit how much waste is injected into the ground. The largest of the earthquakes hit a rural part of the state northwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, and registered at 4.8 on the ...


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California state of emergency over methane leak – BBC News
Stefan Cramer January 08th, 2016

California state of emergency over methane leak The governor of California has declared a state of emergency in a suburb of Los Angeles over the leaking of methane gas from an underground storage field. Jerry Brown ordered “all necessary and viable actions” be taken to stop it. More than 2,000 families have been moved from their homes and ...


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The People Win Over Shell in Fracking Water Withdrawal Case
Stefan Cramer January 08th, 2016

Sandra Steingreber reports at EcoWatch: The People Win Over Shell in Fracking Water Withdrawal Case In a unanimous New Year’s Eve ruling, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Rochester ruled against the Painted Post water withdrawal project. That project, which supported hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania, sold up to one million gallons per day of municipal water from the drinking ...


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The U.S. EPA Called Fracking Safe. Now Its Scientists Disagree
Stefan Cramer January 07th, 2016

BLOOMBERG reports: A landmark study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that concluded fracking causes no widespread harm to drinking water is coming under fire — this time, from the agency’s own science advisers. Source: The U.S. EPA Called Fracking Safe. Now Its Scientists Disagree


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Waterless fracking: is it worth the cost?
Stefan Cramer December 08th, 2015

Rachel Friedman of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter reports USA December 8 2015 Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to bring oil or gas to the surface after drilling a production well deep into the shale and other rock formations. Traditional fracking techniques include injecting a mixture of water and sand, commonly referred to as ...