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New York Will Move to Prohibit Fracking

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. New York Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he was recommending …

Small Quake Near Dallas Stirs Fracking Critics

A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas at night on Nov. 22, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area’s oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity. …

Denton, Texas, Rejects Fracking but State to Continue Drilling Permits

A state agency that regulates oil and gas will continue issuing permits to companies seeking to drill in Denton, despite residents passing a ban to prevent further hydraulic fracturing in the north Texas city. At an event sponsored by the …

Study Links Fracking to Hundreds of Ohio Quakes

A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of …

Royalty Owners Sue Denton, Texas, Over Fracking Moratorium

A group of mineral royalty owners has sued the city of Denton over its temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, claiming the ban violates property rights. City leaders halted fracking as they consider making their city the first in the state …

Federal Judge Won’t Block Fracking In Nevada

A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land …

Colorado City Appealing Ruling Against Fracking Ban

Longmont is pushing ahead in its legal battle to ban fracking and is inviting other cities to join an appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals. City councilors voted unanimously Tuesday night to appeal a state judge’s ruling against its …

A Fracking Compromise for Colorado

On the second day of his vacation, surrounded by science fiction and comic book fans at Comic Con, Alan Salazar looked around the San Diego Convention Center for a quiet place so he could take a phone call from his …

7 More Small Earthquakes Shake Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey on July 13 recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours. The temblors are part of an increase in earthquakes across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that some scientists say could …

Penn. Didn’t Address Fracking Health Impacts, Former Health Secretary Says

Pennsylvania’s former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation’s biggest natural gas drilling booms. Dr. Eli Avila also says the state’s current strategy is a disservice to people …