Workers at a natural gas well site

Denton could become 1st Texas city to ban fracking

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas community that sits on what’s believed to hold one of the biggest natural gas reserves in the U.S. could become the first city in the state to ban […]


FILE - In this June 26, 2014 file photo, Austin Holland, research seismologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, hangs up a chart depicting earthquake activity at their offices at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Answers on link between injection wells and quakes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the […]


FILE - In this Nov, 6, 2011 file photo, Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes that hit the area in less than 24 hours. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium […]


This undated handout frame grab taken from video, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection shows bubbling due to impaired cementing in an unconventional gas well in Pennsylvania, (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)

Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest […]


Signs on a locked gate show the number of operating wells at an XTO Energy Inc site, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Azle, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

States confront worries about fracking, quakes

AZLE, Texas (AP) — Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent years, temblors have become commonplace. Oklahoma recorded nearly […]


Workers at a natural gas well site

Santa Barbara County board considers fracking ban

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A proposal by an environmental group to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County is headed to the board of supervisors on Tuesday. For the past several months, Santa Barbara County […]


A truck drives through an intersection in Clarksburg, W. Va. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation’s roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and […]


Workers at a natural gas well site

California’s Brown hears fracking gripes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration’s policies on hydraulic […]


LA City Hall (Photo: Los Angeles City Council)

LA council considers fracking moratorium

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles City Council committee today will consider imposing a moratorium on fracking and other methods used to force oil and natural gas out from deep underground. The Planning and […]


Offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail' operated by Venoco, Inc., is shown off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. on May 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

EPA to require SoCal offshore fracking reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oil and gas companies that are fracking off the Southern California coast must report chemicals discharged into the ocean under a new rule released Thursday by federal environmental regulators. The U.S. […]




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