As reliance on natural gas increases, we can expect to see a commensurate increase in fracking operations. Read more
The specific contents of fracking fluids are unknown because drillers consider them to be proprietary. Read more
Benzene is an industrial chemical that is used as a solvent in the production of drugs, synthetics and dyes. Read more
A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $6 million dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit against a Canadian company involved in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Unite... Read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an accident that occurred last month at a hydraulic fracturing site in northern Colorado. One worker was killed and two oth... Read more
Two cases decided in New York recently have taken the attention away from that state’s environmental study on hydraulic fracturing. According to reports, the oil and gas industry’s attention... Read more
Louis W. Allstadt, a former high ranking executive with Mobil Oil Corporation, is leading the charge against natural gas fracking in New York. Allstadt, who was executive vice president for... Read more
Chesapeake Appalachia, a unit of Chesapeake Energy, has pled guilty in federal court in Wheeling, W. Va. to three criminal violations of the Clean Water Act. The company was fined $600,000 a... Read more
The oil and gas industry says hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is safe. Environmental Working Group wants more science to make sure it’s really safe. The oil and gas industry claims that h... Read more
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