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Will Trump’s policies affect drilling or pipelines?

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The election of Donald Trump has thrilled many people across the West’s oil and gas industry who say his promises to roll back regulations will free it from unfair and unnecessary obstacles imposed by President Obama, including drilling in the Western part of the United States. As California “If the Trump administration does nothing but stop being hostile to us, we’ll ...

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Top Stories of the Week July 3-9

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Over the past year, Energy Media Group has put together a top 5 stories specific our separate shale plays websites, which include Bakken.com, EagleFordTexas.com, Marcellus.com, PermianShale.com, Haynesville.com, and NiobraraChalk.com. Going forward, our Top Stories of the Week will be an all-inclusive posting of the stories that our readers across all areas found most engaging, including international headlines to those affecting ...

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Western Maryland town bans fracking within its borders

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FRIENDSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its borders. The Town Council approved the ban on a 5-1 vote Tuesday. The town is in Garrett County, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus shale rock formation. State environmental regulators are developing rules to allow companies to use the technique ...

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Wheatfield fracking moratorium effective immediately

WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Town Board has approved a moratorium which temporarily prohibits multiple uses of fracking waste within town limits. The unanimous vote, taken by the town board during Monday’s meeting, came in response to a rise in public concern over the past few months with regard to National Fuel’s proposed gas dehydrator on Liberty Drive. Since National Fuel ...

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Florida commissioners unanimously agree on fracking ban

TAVARES — Lake County commissioners today unanimously voted to oppose bills moving quickly through the Legislature that would strip counties of the right to regulate or ban fracking. Commissioner Welton Cadwell proposed the measure, which also is supported by the Florida Association of Counties. Lake became the 33rd of Florida’s 67 counties to object to the state’s attempted takeover of ...

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Florida city goes frack free

Estero is a “frack free zone.” The village council on Wednesday approved an ordinance that prohibits hydraulic and acid fracturing, known as fracking, which use chemicals to dissolve rock below the ground. Councilor Don Brown was absent due to medical reasons. By doing so, Estero has joined the city of Bonita Springs in banning an oil drilling and exploration method ...

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UK to allow shale gas fracking beneath national parks

UK to allow shale gas fracking beneath national parks

LONDON – British lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of the use of fracking to extract shale gas under national parks, weakening a decision against fracking in national parks made earlier this year and giving shale gas explorers access to more resources. Britain is estimated to have substantial amounts of gas trapped in underground shale rocks and Prime Minister Cameron ...

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Orange County likely to oppose fracking

As Republican-led state legislators consider rules to make it easier for oil and gas companies to use fracking and other controversial drilling methods in Florida, Orange County is likely to join the growing ranks of communities fighting the practice. “I never thought fracking would be an issue here in Florida,” said Orange County commissioner Pete Clarke, who proposed that the ...

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Estero moves forward with fracking ban

Silhouette of an oil and gas pump jack producing oil to be stored in adjacent oil tanks in Florida

Estero’s village council on Wednesday unanimously moved forward with its ban of the oil and gas exploration technique known as fracking. The ordinance argues that oil extraction methods such as acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing and acid fracturing — which use chemicals to dissolve rock below the ground — may pose widespread risk to public health and safety. Councilor Katy Errington, ...

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Ban fracking in Florida, Dade City says

DADE CITY — Fracking. It’s a dirty word in Dade City if you go by a city commission resolution that advocates banning the practice in Florida. Loud applause greeted the board’s decision. On Tuesday, the board — minus Mayor Pro Tem Eunice Penix, who was absent for the vote — approved the resolution a couple of weeks after Commissioner Charlene ...

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