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  1. Oil and Gas: Pennsylvania to release probe results on quakes, fracking

      HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators are set to release the findings of their investigation into a series of minor earthquakes that took place near fracking operations by an oil and gas company. The quakes were recorded last April about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh and three-quarters of a mile from a natural gas well owned by Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. They were too weak to be felt by humans and no damage was reported. The state Department of Environmental Protection is presenting its findings on Friday. DEP notes the quakes had a "marked ... relationship" to Hilcorp's drilling operation in terms of timing and location. Fracking, a method to extract gas or oil from underground shale, has been tied to earthquakes in neighboring Ohio and other states, but never in Pennsylvania, the nation's No. 2 natural gas-producing state.

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    Sat, 18 Feb 2017

  2. Oil and Gas: Protesters rally in front of State House to oppose fracking

    With a state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing -- or " fracking " -- set to expire in eight months, Maryland legislators and activists are throwing their support behind a permanent ban.

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    Fri, 3 Feb 2017

  3. Oil and Gas: Memorial to halt Chaco area fracking fails in committee

    A symbolic measure aimed at trying to halt oil and gas drilling around Chaco Cultural National Historical Park has failed to pass out of a New Mexico Legislative panel.

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    Thu, 9 Feb 2017

  4. Oil and Gas: Bill exempts some fracking chemicals from records requests

    Legislation that would exempt certain chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing from public disclosure is advancing in the Virginia General Assembly.

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    Wed, 8 Feb 2017

  1. Renewable Energy: Democrats propose doubling Nevada's renewable energy target

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    Thu, 16 Feb 2017

  2. Oil and Gas: EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water

    Is hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has spurred a domestic energy boom contaminate drinking water, as environmental groups and other critics charge?

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    Thu, 15 Dec 2016

  3. Oil and Gas: California officials sues feds over offshore fracking

    State Attorney General Kamala Harris and the California Coastal Commission on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government's recent finding that fracking off the state's coast has no significant environmental impact.

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    Wed, 21 Dec 2016

  4. Oil and Gas: Fracking disclosure rule challenged in Montana court

    Attorneys for a group of Montana landowners, health advocates and conservationists have filed a lawsuit seeking to force energy companies to divulge more about the chemicals they use in energy production.

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    Fri, 20 Jan 2017

  5. Oil and Gas: Bill exempts some fracking chemicals from records requests

    Certain chemicals pumped underground during hydraulic fracturing would be exempt from public records requests under a bill advancing in the Virginia Legislature.

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    Sat, 14 Jan 2017

  6. Coal News: Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules

    Moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama's legacy on the environment and other issues, House Republicans approved a measure Wednesday that scuttles a regulation aimed at preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams.

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    Fri, 3 Feb 2017

  7. Oil and Gas: House votes to overturn Obama rule on natural gas 'flaring'

    The Republican-controlled House voted on Friday to overturn an Obama administration rule that sought to reduce harmful methane emissions into the environment, part of the Democratic president's campaign to combat climate change.

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    Sat, 4 Feb 2017

  8. Study shows fracking resulted in lower mortgage defaults

    Despite the negativity many associate with fracking , the controversial technique for extracting oil and natural gas from the earth, had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

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