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Shale Reports Calls For Full Disclosure of Fracking Fluid Ingredients


A U.S. Department of Energy panel has issued recommendations for improving the safety and environmental impact of drilling in shale formations for natural gas. In a report on the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that is used … Continue reading

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Fracking the Future


Unconventional gas drilling is emerging as one of the most controversial energy & environmental issues in the United States and around the world today. Advancements in extraction technologies, particularly horizontal drilling and high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking), have enabled drillers … Continue reading

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Former EPA water admin Grumbles discusses impact of fracking on resources


How will hydraulic fracturing and other energy recovery methods affect the nation’s diminishing water supply? During today’s OnPoint, Ben Grumbles, the former assistant administrator for water at U.S. EPA and current president of the Clean Water America Alliance, discusses water … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas Pollutes Water Wells


A new study indicates that fracturing the Marcellus Shale for natural gas is contaminating private drinking water wells Drilling for natural gas is booming in Pennsylvania—thanks to fracturing shale rock with a water and chemical cocktail paired with the ability … Continue reading

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Fracking methane


Fracking Methane is a RealClimate essay (2011-04-16) from Gavin Schmidt describing the impact of shale gas extraction and the spin from contrarians and denialists about a recent paper showing that natural gas produced by hydraulic fracturing has inherent problems. Quoting … Continue reading

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Natural gas from shale contributes to global warming


New study demonstrates that shale gas is not the planet-friendly gas it is thought to be Natural gas extracted from shale formations has a greater greenhouse gas footprint – in the form of methane emissions – than conventional gas, oil … Continue reading

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Gas Industry Working Overtime to Smother Revived FRAC Act Efforts To Rein In Hydraulic Fracturing


Last week, US Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) reintroduced legislation to the Senate that would close the oversight gap that the gas industry has taken full advantage of since 2005. The “Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals … Continue reading

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