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Hydraulic fracturing

February 16, 2013
Injecting a dose of new ideas
February 16, 2013 - 12:00am
October 14, 2012
This material, pictured next to a penny to show its size, is a proppant used in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process that has allowed oil drillers to retrieve oil stuck deep within the Bakken. A large mass of clay material that's good for use as a proppant has been located in Stark and Dunn counties.
Clay under Stark, Dunn counties a boon: Study reveals massive load of fracking material
October 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 30, 2012
Not wasting wastewater: Innovative solution to sewage problem allows cities to grow
September 30, 2012 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Scott Matchey, front, an employee for the CB&I, a Chicago-based construction company, welds a stainless steel ring for the inner tank of a liquid nitrogen storage tank Thursday in southeast Dickinson. Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. is building a plant to produce liquid oxygen and nitrogen through an air separation process. The liquid nitrogen and oxygen is used for medical and industrial purposes.
Nitrogen storage tank going up outside Dickinson: Matheson Tri-Gas separates air, provides liquid gases for hydraulic fracturing, medical purposes
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
September 6, 2012
Stark Co. against federal fracking regulation: Commission to send letter favoring state jurisdiction
September 6, 2012 - 12:00am
July 1, 2012
Gas drilling in graveyards? Ohio community receives proposal to lease cemetery mineral rights
July 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Press Photo by April Baumgarten
Boyd Hofland, RockPile Energy Services operating manager, left, gives Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson a rundown of how the company's hydraulic fracturing equipment works Wednesday during RockPile's barbecue picnic at the Badlands Activities Center. The company plans to open its first facility in Dickinson in July.
RockPile keeps it local: Fracking company comes to Dickinson
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2012
'Redundant' rule adds to state frack regulations
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 19, 2012
Army Corps: No charge for Sakakawea irrigation water
April 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
President to announce federal standards to reduce pollution from fracking
April 18, 2012 - 11:49am
April 14, 2012
Press Photo by April Baumgarten
Ann McElhinney, producer and director of her upcoming documentary "FrackNation," watches a truck drive by Thursday west of Dickinson. McElhinney is scouting locations in North Dakota and Montana this week to film her movie in response to the anti-fracking movie "Gasland" by Josh Fox. She wants to portray the truth about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique used to extract fossil fuels.
ND could be 'FrackNation': Director scouts sites for her next film on fracking
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
This image from the upcoming documentary " FrackNation" shows Martha, 78, who has lived in Dimock, Pa., all her life and is co-founder of a grassroots group that has fought claims that Dimock's water was polluted by drilling.
'FrackNation': Filmmaker to scout locations, including Dickinson, in North Dakota next week
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Billings County Commissioner Allen Thompson listens to comments about a water reclamation facility proposal from Clean Energy Fluids Systems LLC at the Tuesday meeting at the Billings County Courthouse. More than 50 people signed a petition against the facility's construction.
Fairfield no place for water facility
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 1, 2012
Author Sandra Steingraber speaks Monday during a "New Yorkers Against Fracking" news conference in Albany, N.Y. While New York regulators have spent four years mulling the environmental impacts of shale gas development, the potential human health impacts have been given short shrift, according to health advocates.
Health impact studies on gas, oil drilling taking hold
April 1, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Shannon Nelson, CARBO Ceramics North American distribution manager, shows Stark Development Corp. Board members an outline for a $26 million proppant distribution facility Tuesday at the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce. The plant would be built less than one mile northeast of Gladstone and is expected to be completed in 2013.
Stark Dev. Corp. Board favors proppant facility near Gladstone
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am