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What the frack?! New federal rules to shut down fracking

The US Interior Department has proposed new rules that will regulate fracking on federal lands. According to The New York Times, the federal agency specifically focuses on drilling in its new regulations on the drilling method. 165 more words

Age of Oil

Coal and Natural Gas are two alternatives that could replace our dependence of oil in the near future, but both have severe environmental consequences. Coal is more abundant than oil and it is assumed to exist in nearly inexhaustible quantities. 590 more words


Lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common: Many have issues with the Obama administration’s new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. 520 more words


Leading the Way in Water Managment

WPX has invested millions of dollars in our water management and recycling facilities in western Colorado. We have two state-of-the-art water management systems in Parachute and in Rulison. 336 more words

Natural Gas

North Dakota Challenges New Federal Fracking Law

The state of North Dakota is moving to challenge a new federal law requiring companies to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The state questions whether this should be a federal or state regulated law, as well as the limits this put on Water Commission and Health Department. 9 more words


How hydraulic fracturing technology has changed the US dependence on Foreign Oil?

Hydraulic fracturing is fossil fuel extraction technology in which hydraulically pressurized liquid made up of water, sand and chemicals are used to fracture the rock to let out the trapped fossil oil, natural gas for commercial purpose. 586 more words

Emerging Energy Technology

Feds approve hydraulic fracturing rule for oil and gas industry

Press Release, U.S. Department of the Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a robust and transparent public process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released final standards that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands. 752 more words

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