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Fracking Under Fire In California

For years, environmental groups pressured former Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking. He resisted, and instead focused his environmental efforts … “I don’t know there’s a better place in the world …

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What Human-Made Earthquakes Mean for Fracking: QuickTake

Perhaps no side effect attracts as much opposition to fracking, however, as the earthquakes sometimes set off by the practice or the disposal of related waste. When the U.K. government in November …

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Fracking may indeed be causing earthquakes in Texas, according to UT study

Since 2008, Texas has seen a surge of small to moderate tremors. Scientists have linked those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, but none in North …

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Assembly Committee Approves ‘Woefully Inadequate’ Fracking Bill

The bill was weakened during the legislative process because of pressure from the oil industry … “SB 4 would require permits for fracking, acidizing and other oil well stimulation practices,” …

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UK Ban Adds to the Tremors Taking Down the Fracking Industry

Industry-triggered shaking has already lowered property values by as much as nine per cent from the more severe shakes in Oklahoma. Jurisdictions that have allowed intense fracking or wastewater …

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Britain Bans Fracking

Fracking has been associated with increased seismic activity in parts of the United States, notably Oklahoma. However, the link, according to the USGS, is not between the very process of fracking a …

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US oil output will overtake OPEC’s by 2024, thanks to fracking

In the report, OPEC said that 60% of the production growth is expected to come from the US, predominately from Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, in the form of shale. “Non-OPEC supply prospects have …

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Conservative moratorium on fracking is just an election ploy

who are strongly against fracking, have voted in her colleagues. The government hasn’t “banned” anything. It has temporarily halted an unnecessary and unpopular practice to gain some votes. • On 1 May …

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Exxon says efforts to ban fracking will benefit foreign oil producers at the expense of US

Exxon has access to federal lands in New Mexico, Alaska, Delaware and the Gulf of Mexico. The oil-rich Permian Basin is a key center of production for the company. In the third quarter, production in …

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Fracking Ban Possible: Who Loses?

Fracking has radically shifted the economy … and anyone operating offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico. For the latter, this is less of an issue. Remember that offshore well production declines are …

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