Tag Archive for Hydraulic Fracturing

Obama Administration Responds to Pressure on Fracking, Revises Permitting Rules on Using Diesel Fuel in Gas Drilling

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EPA to Decide Legality of Mines on a ‘Case-by-Case Basis’By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON. D.C. — Too clear up a legal controversy about diesel fuel in methane gas mining, the Obama administration released revised rules on underground injection wells that use diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing operations, commonly referred to as the controversial method of…

Study Shows Fracking Fluids Killed Threatened Fish in Kentucky Creek

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Hydraulic fracturing fluids that leaked from natural gas well sites are believed to be the cause of the widespread death and distress of aquatic species in Kentucky’s Acorn Fork, according to the findings of a joint study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Acorn Fork, designated by Kentucky…

Camping With WiFi in the Talladega National Forest

Get Involved to Stop Fracking on Public Land – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – CANE CREEK, Ala. — Sitting here by the creek listening to the water flow over the rocks and the birds sing in the trees, it’s hard to believe anyone would want to clear off the top of every…

EPA Science Advisory Board Announces Panel to Review ‘Fracking’ Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s independent Science Advisory Board announced the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel on Monday. The panel of independent experts is to peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, which…

Study Shows Natural Gas Fracking Contaminates Water From Treatment Plants

FRACK FLOW – Treated wastewater flows out of a sewage plant in Pennsylvania. Facilities like this one sometimes treat water produced during natural gas production – By Kyle Ferrar – When energy companies extract natural gas trapped deep underground, they’re left with water containing high levels of pollutants, including benzene and barium. Sometimes the gas…

EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Reflections 1: Autumn Leaves in Chinnabee Creek – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided an update Friday on its ongoing national study to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources around the country, making it clear that the Obama administration is moving forward with the development of…