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Racial justice movement spurs a Texas city council to bar fracking expansion

With the spotlight now on institutional racism, the city council of Arlington, Texas, took a historic stand by bucking a state law and refusing to expand a gas well complex close to a preschool for …

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Pa. AG Hammers Regulators For Failed Fracking Oversight

After announcing criminal charges earlier this month against two major gas drillers over contamination at well sites, Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Thursday unveiled a scathing grand jury report …

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Fracking Would Revive Texas’ Energy-Patch Glory

The basin is just one of several areas in Texas and the western Gulf region where fracking may come to rule the local economy. Eagle Ford in East Texasis already one of the hottest North American …

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Calif., Groups Take Fracking Regs Rollback Row To 9th Circ.

The state of California and several environmental groups want the Ninth Circuit to undo a lower court’s ruling that the Bureau of Land Management lawfully changed course when it revoked hydraulic …

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Trump Administration Sued for Failing to Release Gulf of Mexico Fracking Records

NEW ORLEANS— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to release public documents revealing the extent and risks of fracking of offshore oil and gas wells in …

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Chemists identify toxic chemicals in fracking wastewater

Before water produced during hydraulic fracturing is disposed of in waterways or reused in agriculture and other industries, chemists at The University of Toledo are zeroing in on water quality and …

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Britain would be ‘mad’ to ban fracking

it is hard to see how transporting 75% of our requirements from the Gulf is more environmentally friendly. The idea that banning fracking will “push us towards greener fuels” is naive, agrees The …

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Fracking Can’t Happen Without These Companies

Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking, which is a process that allows companies to more easily extract oil and gas by artificially breaking up rocks in the way.

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Town Says Fracking Waste Well Violates Pa. Constitution

A Pittsburgh-area town accused state regulators on Wednesday of violating constitutionally enshrined environmental safeguards when they signed off on permits last month for a controversial fracking …

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Pa. Justices Won’t Weigh If Hydraulic Fracking Is ‘Temporary’

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania won’t weigh an environmental group’s appeal over whether a Westmoreland County township’s zoning rules rightly deemed the effects of drilling and hydraulically …

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