News tagged with hydraulic fracturing

EPA told gas drilling does, does not taint water

(AP) -- Rep. Maurice Hinchey told a federal hearing Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency must regulate hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas extraction process that he said has contaminated water near drilling ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Environment
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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 ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Environment
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Hundreds attend EPA hearing on Pa. gas drilling

(AP) -- Hundreds of people are attending a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in southwestern Pennsylvania on a controversial natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

dateJul 22, 2010 in Environment
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