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New York residents concerned about fracking

bicycle

On a bicycle trip across the country with her husband, a Yuba City teacher saw evidence of the new energy boom in America hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. It made her wonder about the wells back home. “Finally, we hit New York and fracking in NYC’s watershed was a massive issue,” said Kelly Swanson. “After our trip, I headed out ...

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‘A lot of fear’ about fracking

Oil well

The Texas oilman says that every time hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is discussed in the region, people present the “nightmare scenario.” “There is a lot of fear because people have told them, if they frack, they’re going to completely ruin our water system,” said Stan Sherrill, president of Shore Exploration and Production Corp. in Texas. “Nothing could be farther from ...

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‘A lot of fear’ about fracking

Oil well

The Texas oilman says that every time hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is discussed in the region, people present the “nightmare scenario.” “There is a lot of fear because people have told them, if they frack, they’re going to completely ruin our water system,” said Stan Sherrill, president of Shore Exploration and Production Corp. in Texas. “Nothing could be farther from ...

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Environmentalists protest Gov. Jerry Brown at California Democratic Party convention

Jerry Brown

By David Siders LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown, rallying Democrats ahead of this year’s elections, called on his state party Saturday to join him in a “crusade” against climate change, even as environmentalists amplified their growing frustration with the governor. Activists protesting Brown’s permissiveness of hydraulic fracturing, a controversial form of oil extraction, held signs and chanted feet from the ...

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Trucking costs derail shale recycling

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A South Side company has backed off plans to process fracking waste. Ohio Soil Recycling had planned by last November to begin recycling crushed rock and shale (called cuttings) brought to its Integrity Drive facility by fracking companies operating in eastern Ohio. But the drilling companies are unwilling to pay trucking and processing costs, according to Ohio Soil officials. The ...

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BP to establish U.S. shale assets as separate unit

bp

LONDON (Reuters) – British oil company BP plans to separate its onshore U.S. oil and gas assets into a new wholly-owned business to improve the competitiveness of its shale gas portfolio there. A number of big oil companies, including rival European operators Shell and BG, have struggled after making big investments in U.S. shale which have left them exposed to ...

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Argentina hopes Repsol deal will dispel investor doubts

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Two years after seizing the country’s biggest energy company from Spain’s Repsol, Argentina hopes a new compensation deal will lure more foreign investment to what many believe to be some of the world’s most promising shale oil and gas prospects. But the deal ending a bitter dispute between Argentina and the Spanish oil company ...

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GE will increase energy spending to aid drilling boom, Immelt says

(Reuters) – General Electric Co <GE.N> plans to intensify research focusing on complex energy projects such as waterless fracking and gas turbine efficiency by earmarking an additional $10 billion through 2020 for its “ecoimagination” budget. The commitment, which represents roughly two years’ research spending for the manufacturing giant, comes as General Electric responds to new opportunities created by the U.S. ...

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Kasich aides knew of plan for fracking in state parks

state park

On Friday, Gov. John Kasich’s spokesman said the governor’s office knew nothing about an August 2012 state marketing plan for fracking in state parks and forests. But after an email about the plan involving most of Kasich’s top officials was disclosed yesterday, spokesman Rob Nichols said: “Of course, the administration is going to coordinate and plan ahead on an important ...

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