News tagged with hydraulic fracturing

Oklahoma warns of more quakes from energy drilling

Oklahoma regulators said Tuesday that the number of induced earthquakes could increase as oil and gas production expands in a broad area of the state, and they're telling energy companies that they need to be ready to shut ...

dateDec 20, 2016 in Environment
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Study links groundwater changes to fracking

A new study has found heightened concentrations of some common substances in drinking water near sites where hydraulic fracturing has taken place. The substances are not at dangerous levels and their sources are unclear, ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Environment
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Solution blooming for fracking spills?

North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Environment
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