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Fracking fight continues as promise fades

For some people here, the farm field across the road from Tim O’Regan’s factory was supposed to be this struggling town’s land of opportunity, a way to reap economic benefits from the oil fracking boom. For others, it represents a public health threat. An international oil and gas company proposes to bring to that field a 230-acre transportation center to ...

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Both sides in Pavillion groundwater lawsuit agree to delay


CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Both sides in a federal lawsuit over potentially tainted groundwater in the Pavillion area have agreed to suspend certain proceedings in the case pending the upcoming release of a state report on pollution testing of water wells. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality initially planned to release a report late last year on testing of domestic water wells ...

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Sand depot parties quibble over wording

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Three months after the appeals hearing of the proposed Hill Street frack sand depot, parties involved still wanted clarity on the decision — particularly the final sentence. “What other products in the oil and gas industry involved was never a part of this case. You, the Zoning Board of Adjustments members, do not have any authority ...

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America’s fracklog could be the next bump after the bust

America has strolled into 2015 claiming the title of the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons. But thanks to low oil prices, holes are drilled but uncompleted, and according to a new analysis, America’s fracklog has skyrocketed. A recent Bloomberg Intelligence analysis found that the number of wells waiting to be hydraulically fractured, known as the fracklog, ...

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ND allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal court has allowed North Dakota to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal hydraulic fracturing rule for U.S. government lands. The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The rule takes effect in June. Wyoming and ...

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Texas official tackles fracking bans in nation’s capitol

On Tuesday, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick testified in front of a U.S. House committee at a hearing entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing: Banning Proven Technologies on Possibilities Instead of Probabilities.” The Texas official voiced her concerns of hydraulic fracturing bans taking place in Texas and across the nation and warned these bans could have an impact on state economies. At ...

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USGS: Colorado 100 times more prone to severe earthquakes

A recent report from U.S. Geological Survey looks to oil and gas wastewater injection as the source of heightened seismic activity throughout 17 states, including Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. According to the Denver Business Journal, the USGS evaluated records of earthquake data from 2000 to 2009, ultimately estimating that earthquakes with a magnitude of three are 100 times more ...

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