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Plum residents, environmental groups ask Governor Wolf to stop fracking waste injection well

The risks of toxic chemical and radioactive contamination of drinking water, mine subsidence and potential for earthquakes, and road degradation from hundreds of trucks were cited as reasons to oppose …

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NM’s fracking future in a changing climate

And that industry’s environmental footprint is coming under more intense scrutiny as the incoming presidential administration, lawmakers in the legislative session in Santa Fe next week and New Mexico …

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Forget a Fracking Ban

The key to greening the energy industry is getting better at pinpointing which natural gas firms and states are acting responsibly—and which aren’t.

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Fracking: From Breaking Shale to Breaking Even

Fracking is unique and revolutionary. Understanding the mechanics and economics of it can help investors understand the dizzyingly cyclical nature of energy markets.

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What’s Next for Fracking Under Biden?

The move would be stronger than efforts by Obama, who tried to require companies operating on federal lands to disclose which chemicals they use in the fracking process and regulate their wastewater …

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Tribal groups fight fracking: ‘Why we don’t drink the water’

DeVille is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, known as the Three Affiliated Tribes in Fort Berthold. Just a half mile (800 meters) from her house, in the town of Mandaree, oil and …

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Fracking in L.A.? Test Wells at Urban Oil Field Spark Water Worries

Earlier this year, the oil company Plains Exploration and Production (PXP) blasted water and chemicals more than one and half miles into the earth to force oil embedded in a sandstone formation to …

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How Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water

This article was co-published with Ensia, a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. Lisa Finley-DeVille started drinking bottled water around the same time her …

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Dimock residents worry about planned fracking waste well

A fracking wastewater treatment company is exploring the possibility of constructing an underground deep injection well in Dimock, Susquehanna County. If approved, it would be the first deep injection …

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Environmental Dangers of Fracking

The second way fracking wastewater can be disposed of is in industrial wastewater treatment plants. There have been problems with ineffective treatments at Pennsylvania municipal water treatment …

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