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Report Slams Drilling Oversight, Tells of Fracking’s Impact

A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments …

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Report Slams Pa. Drilling Oversight, Tells of Fracking’s Impact

A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments regulatin …

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Ten Years After Huge US Oil Spill, Fears Of Offshore Drilling Persist

A decade later, the practice of deepwater drilling remains widespread off the lengthy coasts of the United States. While government oversight was tightened in the wake of the environmental disaster, …

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Potential drilling curbs would hit Permian E&Ps the hardest

Larger companies Shell, BP and Chevron are most exposed to federal lands in offshore Gulf of Mexico. Offshore volume accounts for about 16% of U.S. oil output, with natural gas at 3%. A potential ban …

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Oil-catching sponge could soak up residue from offshore drilling

Drilling and fracking for oil under the seabed produces 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater every year by releasing tiny oil droplets into surrounding water. Most efforts to remove oil …

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‘Russian roulette’? EPA weighs release of drilling wastes

Oil patch states are dotted with sites that have been contaminated by the salty wastewater. Pennsylvania’s wastewater production spiked in the mid-2000s with the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or …

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California Freezes New Fracking Permits – But All Oil Drilling Permits Still Outpace 2018

State oil and gas regulators have not issued a new permit for fracking or acidizing in California since mid-July and have slowed the overall … A halt of approvals of new oil extraction wells that …

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Frack Quakes: Knowledge Is Weak as BC Drilling Grows

But Canadian researchers recently noted industry-triggered earthquakes can occur long after fracking has been concluded. The issue of seismic hazard raises serious questions about the planned …

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Santos cleared to start shale drilling in Australia’s Northern Territory

The ban was lifted last year with recommendations for strict new rules to govern fracking, or hydraulic fracturing … plan to drill in the McArthur Basin after the company revised its wastewater …

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Connecticut fracking waste, offshore drilling legislation moves ahead

HARTFORD — State Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, who also represents the towns of Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, brought two Environment Committee bills onto the state Senate floor this week. …

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