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Colorado Scientists Detail Results of Fracking Air Pollution Study

A study of air pollution from western Colorado fracking wells found the highest rate of emissions came just after fracking was completed. The research released this week didn’t measure the effects on human health, but it will help state officials devise …

Swiss Re’s List of Emerging Risks Range from Blockchain Tech to Human Cyborgs

A fragmented Internet, continued experimentation with monetary policy and another round of economic crises in emerging markets top Swiss Re’s latest roundup of emerging risks to watch out for. Beyond those top three, the reinsurance giant covers everything from human-induced …

Pennsylvania Investigates Possible Link Between Quakes, Fracking

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation. DEP spokeswoman Melanie Williams says Hilcorp Energy Co. stopped fracking at the Mahoning Township site at about noon on …

Colorado’s High Court Holds State Law over Local Fracking Bans

The Colorado Supreme Court has blocked a push to limit oil and gas development near people. The state’s high court ruled that the power to promote industry trumps local bans, which the court deemed “invalid and unenforceable,” the Denver Post …

Pennsylvania Families Win $4.24M Verdict Against Gas Driller

Two couples were awarded nearly $4.25 million on Thursday after a federal jury found one of the largest natural gas producers in Pennsylvania was responsible for the contamination of their well water, capping a six-year odyssey that turned their sleepy …

Survey: Natural Gas Production in West Virginia Surpassing Expectations

A single Ohio County, West Virginia Marcellus Shale well yielded enough natural gas in 2014 to provide electricity for 24,315 homes, according to new numbers released by the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey. There’s also plenty of what industry …

Florida Counties Oppose State Fracking Proposal

Dozens of Florida cities and counties oppose a plan to give the state control over the oil and gas exploration process known as fracking. The Tallahassee Democrat reported on Nov. 28 that 20 counties and nearly 40 cities in Florida …

Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana to Halt Injection Well Permit

Environmental groups and a Belle River, La. community group have filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources alleging that the departments should never have granted a permit for an injection well. FAS Environmental Services has operated in …

N.Y. Officially Bans Fracking, Ending 7-Year Environmental, Health Review

New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments. “After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and …

Colorado Commissioners Move Injection Well Proposal Forward

A company is closer to putting an injection well online with approval from commissioners in a northwest Colorado county. The Rifle Citizen Telegram reported Garfield County commissioners gave the go-ahead this week to a land use application from Ursa Resources …