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Fracing with Mine Water

A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature (SB 875) is aimed at encouraging the use of treated coal mine water instead of freshwater for fracing. Currently, using mine water is problematic due to liability concerns if untreated mine water were to leak into rivers and streams. 52 more words


BLM Rules Delayed

BLM fracturing rules announced in March and slated to take effect June 24, 2015 were stayed by a US District Court. The decision, affecting hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands, stems from challenges to BLM authority from several states, and from industry groups challenging the process the BLM followed in issuing the fracking regulation. 33 more words


Ultra-smooth animation renders

Trying a new type of change progression in animation involving just one variable — the numerical value of the pre-affine of the first iterator only. Very subtle. 17 more words


Fracing No Problem: California Study

The overarching conclusion of a 858-page California Council on Science & Technology hydraulic fracturing study is that there is no science-based evidence that identified any significant harm to the environment, says Western States Petroleum Association president Catherine Rehis-Boyd. 37 more words


Cinco de Fraco

Restimulation momentum is welcome news. A few hundred US refracs have been done, according to a Bloomberg article, but that may grow to several thousand over the next two years and could make up as much as 11 percent of all hydraulic fracturing activity by 2020. 84 more words