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Ohio Earthquakes Underscore Fracking Dangers | OtherWords

Add yet another new concern to the growing list of reasons to oppose hyraudlic fracturing, the natural-gas extraction process known as “fracking”: Earthquakes. That’s right, following a New Year’s Eve earthquake in Youngstown, Ohio — the town’s eleventh since D&L Energy began injecting drilling waste underground in December 2010 — state leaders put a hold on proposals for new natural-gas ...

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Fracking company chief to face critics in south-east | guardian.co.uk

Mark Miller, chief executive of Cuadrilla – the shale gas company whose initial drilling near Blackpool was found to be “highly probably” responsible for two minor earthquakes last year – will confront a new set of opponents in the south-east’s stockbroker belt. The company is widening its attention to Sussex, Kent and Surrey, where it believes major resources of shale ...

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Fracking Your Water: Drilling Through the Halliburton Loophole | Counterpunch

ExxonMobil Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson sounded very confident when he told a congressional hearing last year that extracting natural gas by the “hydraulically fractured” process has not led to even one “reported case of a freshwater aquifer having ever been contaminated.” But drinking water supplies in Pavillion, Wyo., and Dimock, Pa., are suspected of contamination from such drilling and a study ...

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The Fracking Industry’s War On The New York Times — And The Truth | Robert F. Kennedy Jr. via The Huffington Post

Superb investigative journalism by the New York Times has brought the paper under attack by the natural gas industry. That campaign of intimidation and obfuscation has been orchestrated by top shelf players like Exxon and Chesapeake aligned with the industry’s worst bottom feeders. This coalition has launched an impressive propaganda effort carried by slick PR firms, industry funded front groups ...

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Leaked EPA Documents Expose Decades-Old Effort to Hide Dangers of Natural Gas Extraction | Democracy Now

Efforts by lawmakers and regulators to force the federal government to better police the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have been thwarted for the past 25 years, according to an exposé in the New York Times. Studies by scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on fracking have been repeatedly narrowed in scope by superiors, ...

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Untreated Radioactive Wastewater from Hydrofracking Dumped in Rivers, Streams | Democracy Now!

Newly disclosed figures show wastewater produced from the natural gas drilling practice of hydrofracking has contained radioactivity and other contaminants at levels far exceeding federal limits. According to the New York Times, internal government documents show at least 15 wells produced wastewater with more than 1,000 times the amount of radioactive elements considered acceptable. The wastewater is sometimes brought to ...

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ENERGY: Is Fracking Even Worse Than Drilling?

NEW YORK, 26 Aug (IPS) – With cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico barely underway, energy companies are already assuming a crouching stance in anticipation of a no-holds-barred attack by environmentalists on what the industry says is the next major breakthrough in natural resource extraction. The breakthrough is called fracking – short for hydraulic fracturing – the process of injecting ...

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