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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

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Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

An industry group and the General Land Office are asking a judge to stop the enforcement of a fracking ban approved Tuesday by voters in the town of Denton. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Energy Group Asks Court To Halt Fracking Ban

An industry group and the General Land Office are asking a judge to stop the enforcement of a fracking ban approved Tuesday by voters in the town of Denton.

11/05/2014

File photo of a Cabot Oil and Gas natural gas drill stands at a hydraulic fracturing site on Jan. 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

North Texas City Rejects Partial Fracking Ban

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

07/16/2014

As the Obama administration nears a decision on the controversial $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, a new survey finds a strong two-thirds majority of Americans support the project. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Project

As the Obama administration nears a decision on the controversial $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, a new survey finds a strong two-thirds majority of Americans support the project.

04/03/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

New York State Mulls Limited Fracking In Southern Tier

Halliburton 3Q Profit Falls On Drilling Slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Halliburton Co. said Wednesday its third-quarter net income fell 12 percent as drilling activity declined and costs rose in its core North American business. The Houston energy services company earned $602 […]

10/17/2012

Critics of gas drilling often base their arguments off of little to no scientific fact at all. (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Fracking Critics Often Misleading

Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have little — or nothing— to back them.

07/22/2012

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