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Environmentalists Want Gov. Brown To Stop Offshore Fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmentalists want California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California.

State regulators this month approved nine permits for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. 96 more words


New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments. 295 more words


DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes Official

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.

The Department of Environmental Protection announced in a news release that its Formal Finding statement made the ban official. 234 more words


Study: Fracking does not cause earthquakes

Researchers may have found the cause of the spike in Oklahoma earthquakes. Originally, it was thought that fracking may have been the reason earthquakes occur but… 277 more words

Fossil Fuels

Fracking helps lower US production costs

With all of the talk and concern expressed about outsourcing or shipping jobs overseas, a Fortune magazine article reveals that fracking is helping to lower US production costs. 298 more words


Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Haliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production. 2,780 more words


N.Y. Fracking Report Gains Environmentalists Praise, Business Interests Scorn

By David Bertola
Buffalo Business First
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May 14 2015 – “To the dismay of those in the business community and in the oil and gas industry — but to the delight of environmentalists — a state agency released a report Wednesday saying that a seemingly infinite natural gas supply that stretches throughout parts of New York will remain untapped. 198 more words