Hydraulic fracturing

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 […]

07/15/2014

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 […]

05/05/2014

Workers at a natural gas well site

2 Los Angeles councilmen urge ban on fracking

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles City Council members are urging a ban of the hydraulic fracturing of underground rock formations to reach oil reserves because of environmental risks. The Los Angeles Times […]

09/04/2013

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

Calif. panel launches probe into offshore fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have launched an investigation into offshore hydraulic fracturing after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast for the past two decades. The California Coastal Commission promised […]

08/15/2013

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon

Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon tour gas drilling sites

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon spoke out against fracking Thursday during a tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania.

01/17/2013

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT

Feds auction prime Calif. land for oil development

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The federal government auctioned off nearly 18,000 acres of oil leases on prime public lands in Central California, home to prized vineyards, several endangered species and one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country.

12/12/2012

Expert: Ky. earthquake not from mining

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Geologists say the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky over the weekend was too deep to be induced by the region’s underground mining activity. The epicenter was about 10 miles […]

11/12/2012

Conservation groups sue Calif. agency over fracking

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Conservation groups are suing the California’s oil and gas drilling regulators over hydraulic fracturing, charging officials with failing to properly study environmental impacts of the practice as required under state laws. […]

10/16/2012

Study finds no fracking problems at LA oil field

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A yearlong study has concluded that fracking at a giant Los Angeles oil field won’t harm the environment. The Los Angeles Times says the study released Wednesday found no problems associated […]

10/10/2012

Group says fracking used near Central Cal forest

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) – An environmental group says wells near a Central California forest are using fracking, an oil and gas extraction method that some fear can contaminate groundwater. Los Padres ForestWatch says hydraulic fracturing […]

10/08/2012

New data, but not much new in Wyo. fracking study

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Environmentalists and the petroleum industry haven’t changed their minds about any damage done by hydraulic fracturing to the groundwater in Wyoming. That’s despite new groundwater sampling data the U.S. Geological Survey […]

09/27/2012

Yoko Ono launches anti-fracking artists coalition

NEW YORK (AP) – Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon are launching a coalition of artists, musicians and filmmakers who oppose hydraulic fracturing in New York state. Ono, Lennon and Mark Ruffalo announced the formation of […]

08/29/2012

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