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hydraulic fracturing

Oil Companies Fracking Into Drinking Water Sources, New Research Shows

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Some companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists. Though researchers cautioned their study of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, employed at two Wyoming geological formations […]

August 12, 2014

Companies Chase Huge Natural Gas Profits, Despite Environmentalists’ Efforts

Environmentalists are still fighting against hydraulic fracturing, but energy companies are nonetheless in a natural gas frenzy. Proponents of natural gas have argued that it is cleaner than other forms of energy and that the vast stores of natural gas in the United States could radically alter our dependence on foreign oil. Critics say the […]

October 17, 2011

New York State Proposes New Hydrofracking Fund

The debate over hydraulic fracturing has been dominating environmental politics over the past several months, but one New York politician thinks he might be able to appease concerns by both eco-activists and the drilling industry. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli proposed legislation Tuesday to create an industry-supported fund to pay for environmental damage […]

August 10, 2011