Categories & Tags: hydraulic fracturing

Frackers continue illegal use of toxic diesel fuels   |   October 18, 2012
An environmental watchdog has discovered that natural gas drillers are continuing to use diesel fuels in fracking operations despite known health hazards -- and in violation of...

 

Report details fracking's economic toll on local communities   |   September 21, 2012
The environmental and health risks of fracking for natural gas -- including contaminated water and polluted air -- have been well-documented. But the controversial drilling...

 

UT-Austin appoints gas industry insider to lead probe into fracking study conflicts   |   August 14, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin recently came under fire for releasing a study of groundwater contamination from fracking that it promoted as independent of industry when the...

 

Study that downplayed fracking risks was led by gas industry insider   |   August 1, 2012
Earlier this year, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin released a study of fracking with great fanfare, promoting the research as peer-reviewed science...

 

Fracking interests spent heavily to influence NC lawmakers   |   May 24, 2012
With the debate over fracking for natural gas heating up at the North Carolina legislature, a new report from an elections watchdog group documents the industry's generous...

 

North Carolina holds extra public hearing on fracking   |   April 2, 2012
Following two public hearings on fracking that drew large crowds, North Carolina has decided to offer another opportunity for the people to be heard on the contentious issue. A...

 

Fracking's air pollution threat   |   March 27, 2012
North Carolina regulators will hold the second of two planned public hearings in Chapel Hill today to gather comments on a recently released draft report that calls for lifting...

 

North Carolina gathers public feedback on fracking   |   March 21, 2012
North Carolina regulators are asking the public to weigh in on a proposal to lift the state's ban on hydraulic fracturing or fracking, a controversial technique of drilling...