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Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Leaked EPA documents expose decades-old effort to hide dangers of natural gas extraction

NEW YORK, NY — “Efforts by lawmakers and regulators to force the federal government to better police the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ have been thwarted for the past 25 years, according to an exposé in the New York Times. Studies by scientists at the […]

Chesapeake Energy is trying to sell rights to more than 94,000 acres in Ohio
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Chesapeake Energy is trying to sell rights to more than 94,000 acres in Ohio

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — “Chesapeake Energy Corp. is trying to sell some of its drilling leases in Stark and Portage counties where the shale 6,000 feet below the surface has been said to be rich in oil. The Oklahoma City company has listed for sale its drilling rights to more […]

Sand from fracking could pose lung disease risk to workers
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Sand from fracking could pose lung disease risk to workers

WASHINGTON D.C. — “When workplace safety expert Eric Esswein got a chance to see fracking in action not too long ago, what he noticed was all the dust. It was coming off big machines used to haul around huge loads of sand. The sand is a critical part of the […]

Chesapeake Energy shares some Ohio Utica production numbers
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Chesapeake Energy shares some Ohio Utica production numbers

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — “Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s  Ohio shale wells are producing just a fraction of what they could because the company is waiting for the completion of special plants to process the gases and oils. In a conference call with analysts Monday,  Chief Operating Officer Steven Dixon,  acting CEO,  […]

Local organization seeks ‘right to know’ for fracking waste transported to, stored in county wells
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Local organization seeks ‘right to know’ for fracking waste transported to, stored in county wells

MORROW COUNTY — “The Local Emer­gency Plan­ning Com­mis­sion got a les­son in a poten­tial haz­ard to emer­gency respon­ders when Donna Carver, of Pro­tect­ing Our Water and Envi­ron­men­tal Resources (Mor­row County POWER), addressed the group at their March 14 meeting. Carver, a 30-year Mor­row County res­i­dent and LPN, has been research­ing […]

Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater

PRAGUE, OK — “Scientists have linked the underground injection of oil-drilling wastewater to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake in 2011 that struck the US state of Oklahoma. Wastewater injection from drilling operations has been linked to seismic events in the past, but these have typically been much smaller quakes. They also have […]

Waterless fracking makes headway in Texas, slowly
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Waterless fracking makes headway in Texas, slowly

AUSTIN, TX — “Call it hydraulic fracturing — without the hydro. In most hydraulic fracturing operations, several million gallons of water, together with sand and chemicals, get pumped down a hole to blast apart rock that encases oil or gas. But with water increasingly scarce and expensive around Texas, a […]

Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking vs. Democracy: State laws subvert home rule and property rights

NEW YORK, NY — “One  of the most fascinating and disturbing issues that comes up again and  again around fracking is the multitude of exemptions and entitlements  that have been handed to the industry at the  expense  of citizens. Exemptions from the federal drinking water law.   Exemptions from citizen challenges. […]

Coal / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Cause of off-color, fetid water eludes Pa. town

PITTSBURGH, PA — “What causes clear, fresh country well water to turn orange or black, or smell so bad that it’s undrinkable? Residents of a western Pennsylvania community have been trying for more than a year to get that question answered in their quest to get clean water back. Some […]

Ohio’s resurgent natural gas industry spends millions to set up shop
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Ohio’s resurgent natural gas industry spends millions to set up shop

LOUISVILLE — “The countryside in eastern Ohio is marked by rusting tanks that stand in open fields and along the edges of family timber patches, like graveyard headstones for an era of energy riches that most people here thought had passed. Petroleum from this region once supplied John D. Rockefeller’s […]