News tagged with hydraulic fracturing

Fracking can begin in Illinois

Haul out the oil rigs, fracking can begin in Illinois. An obscure arm of state government cleared the way Thursday for oil and gas drillers to apply for permits to begin fracking in Illinois, which could find itself the center ...

Nov 10, 2014
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EPA takes new look at gas drilling, water issues

(AP) -- So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that some geologists estimate it's enough to supply the entire East Coast for ...

Jul 21, 2010
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Fracking leaks may make gas 'dirtier' than coal

(PhysOrg.com) -- Extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale could do more to aggravate global warming than mining coal, according to a Cornell study published in the May issue of Climatic Change Letters (105:5).

Apr 12, 2011
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Hydro-fracking: Fact vs. fiction

In communities across the U.S., people are hearing more and more about a controversial oil and gas extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing – aka, hydro-fracking. Controversies pivot on some basic questions: Can ...

Nov 05, 2012
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