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Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Gas industry building database of water test results, but won’t make it public

HARRISBURG, PA — “More than two years ago the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas industry trade group, began building an electronic database to house information about the water quality in thousands of private wells across Pennsylvania. It’s made up of ‘pre-drill’ or baseline data– critical information that helps establish whether drilling […]

New Mexico county first in nation to ban fracking to safeguard water
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

New Mexico county first in nation to ban fracking to safeguard water

OCATE, NM — “Sitting in the tidy living room of the home they built themselves, Sandra and Roger Alcon inventory what they see as the bounty of their lives: freedom, family, community, land, animals … and water. ‘We’ve lived off the land for five generations,’ said Roger Alcon, 63, looking […]

Fort Collins City Council lifts fracking ban on Prospect Energy
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Fort Collins City Council lifts fracking ban on Prospect Energy

FORT COLLINS, CO — “The only oil and gas production company working in Fort Collins can go back to work. The City Council late Tuesday voted to lift a citywide moratorium on oil and gas operations as it applies to Prospect Energy. The vote was 4-3, with council members Ross […]

Obama administration approves ALEC model bill for fracking chemical fluid disclosure on public lands
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Obama administration approves ALEC model bill for fracking chemical fluid disclosure on public lands

WASHINGTON D.C. — “On May 16, the Obama Interior Department announced its long-awaited rules governing hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) on federal lands. As part of its 171-page document of rules, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), part of the U.S. Dept. of Interior (DOI), revealed it will adopt the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill […]

Shale boom? What happened?
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Ohio Citizen Action

Shale boom? What happened?

CLEVELAND — What happened to the Ohio shale boom? Oil and gas companies have given different answers every few months. 1. It’s a Marcellus shale boom. No, wait, it’s a Utica shale boom. At first, the Ohio shale boom was all about the Marcellus shale, not the Utica.  For example, […]

Kasich balks at anti-fracking charter amendment
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Kasich balks at anti-fracking charter amendment

YOUNGSTOWN — “Gov. John Kasich, on a visit to the Mahoning Valley today, balked at a proposed charter amendment to ban fracking in Youngstown. As voters at polling stations across the city cast their vote on the matter, which has been a contentious one among the activists that are pushing […]

Youngstown fracking ban defeated
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Youngstown fracking ban defeated

YOUNGSTOWN — “Youngstown voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have banned hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — within city limits. The amendment — called a Community Bill of Rights — was defeated by a margin of 14 percent, with 57 percent voting against and 43 percent for. ‘We feel […]

Shale Oil and Gas: The Contrarian View
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Shale Oil and Gas: The Contrarian View

NEW YORK, NY — “No one is questioning the fact that we have either reached or will soon reach ‘peak oil’; that existing fields are being depleted at the rapid rate of 7 percent a year, and that the search is on for ‘unconventional oil’ as alternative forms of energy […]

Cleveland Incinerator / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Ohio’s property rights laws allow drillers access to land, even over landowner objections in some cases

CLEVELAND, OH — “There is an ironic juxtaposition at play in Ohio concerning the fundamental right of property owners to control the use of their land. Ohio land owners, as a group, are of two minds about this right, at least when it comes to land atop shale oil and […]

Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA — “More than 70 years ago, a chemical attack was launched against Washington State and Nevada. It poisoned people, animals, everything that grew, breathed air, and drank water. The Marshall Islands were also struck. This formerly pristine Pacific atoll was branded ‘the most contaminated place in the world.’ […]