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I can barely stomach news about Western North Dakota these days. Every day it is something - either in the local or national news; unfortunately, it is so rarely good news. The infrastructure cannot s... Posted on 6/10/12 at 9:31 PM
PITTSBURGH — Some of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies have made peace with environmentalists, agreeing to a voluntary set of tough new standards for fracking in the Northeast that could lead to a major expansion of drilling.
WEATHERFORD, Texas — When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family’s drinking water had begun bubbling like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: A company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.
WABASHA, Minn. — A proposed rail shipping hub for sand used by the oil and natural gas industries took a major step forward when the Wabasha City Council rejected a request to commission a study on the environmental risks that the sand and hundreds of trucks a day would bring to the picturesque Mississippi River town.
Could a certain type of clay prominent in western North Dakota make the hydraulic fracturing process easier for energy companies while simultaneously providing even more of an economic boost to the Oil Patch?
When it comes to hydraulic fracturing — the oft-times controversial drilling technique that’s unlocked vast stores of oil and natural gas in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in western North Dakota — Stark County officials believe that states know best.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Loved ones aren’t the only thing buried in the 122-year-old Lowellville Cemetery in eastern Ohio. Deep underground, locked in ancient shale formations, are lucrative quantities of natural gas.
A proposed rule that will require companies to disclose chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands should give the public peace of mind. The oil industry believes it is just another redundant rule stacked on top of state regulations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is issuing the first-ever standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but not without making concessions to the oil and gas industry.
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