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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

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)

Study Finds No Direct Link Between Fracking, Groundwater Contamination

A University of Texas study says there’s no direct link between groundwater contamination and a controversial process to extract oil and gas known as fracking.

02/17/2012

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