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Loveland, Colorado voters examine facts, welcome fracking

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Some communities in Colorado seem to have remained unaware that hydraulic fracturing has been happening in their state since 1947. Some cities, such as Lafayette and Boulder, have considered banning the process entirely or placing temporary moratoriums on operations, hoping the extra time will allow for more research to illuminate the currently unknown effects ...

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Radio program looks at complicated relationship between Colorado oil and water

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Oil and water don’t mix. A fact easily observed on a rainy day in any given parking lot. But the relationship between the two has become more complicated as hydraulic fracturing is now a fixture of Colorado’s landscape. Earlier this year, Colorado Public Radio debuted an ongoing series titled ‘Fracking and Water: The Ripple ...

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Same all over: Rural homeowners concerned with noise levels, proximity

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Imagine having the kitchen sink’s garbage disposal running 24 hours a day, or mixing a margarita in a blender… all day long. These appliances generally produce decibel levels of between 80 and 90, loud enough to cause possible hearing damage after eight hours of exposure. Stephanie Paige Ogburn, a reporter for KUNC Community Radio ...

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Happiness is a hole in the ground: Oil & gas workers report lowest levels of depression

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Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media A research study published earlier this month examined the prevalence of clinical depression in the workforce and found oil and gas employees had reported some of the lowest overall levels of depression. The study, Prevalence rates for depression by industry: a claims database analysis, was led by Cincinnati researcher Lawson Wulsin and colleagues. The ...

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Recent earthquake halts waste-water injection operation

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Denver Post has reported that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ordered the shutdown of an oil and gas wastewater disposal site after a second earthquake within a month was detected. The latest earthquake occurred Monday and registered a 2.6-magnitude. Just last month an earthquake with a 3.4-magnitude was detected in Weld ...

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Wyoming: State officials lease 3,900 immaculate acres to oil and gas company

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Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Wyoming Star Tribune reports that the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has granted the lease of approximately 3,900 acres of state land surrounding Battle Mountain to GRMR Oil and Gas for $26,931. The sale of the land is drawing criticism from conservation groups, wildlife agencies and landowners asserting that the development will ...

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