Category Archives: Government, Academic and Industry Studies and Reports
- March 16, 2015
- Government, Academic and Industry Studies and Reports,Land Use,Legislation/Regulation,Litigation,New York
- North Carolina fast tracking fracking regulations.
- DOI and BLM Named In Navaho Reservation Related Lawsuit.
- Bill Introduced In House of Representatives To Compensate
Landowners For Fracking Bans.
- Study Ties Hydraulic Fracturing to Seismic Activity.
- Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Related to Marcellus Shale Gas Royalties
- September 22, 2014
- Government, Academic and Industry Studies and Reports,Uncategorized
The Department of Energy released a study that, in short, concludes that there is no link between hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus Shale and groundwater contamination. The DOE, which was given access by the industry to monitor multiple sites, monitored situes both during and after the fracking process. It discovered that the chemicals used to free gas remained 5,000 feet below any drinking water supplies. The DOE indicated that the frac fluids remained approximately one mile below drinking water. DOE researchers used “tracers” and monitored…Continue Reading....
Late last week, the Obama administration announced first steps that could result in tighter regulation of fracking, seeking public comment for 90 days on whether it should require chemical manufacturers to disclose the contents of fracking fluids injected into shale seams. The “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” came in response to a petition by the environmental group Earthjustice, which had asked the EPA to require chemical manufacturers and processors to publish detailed information about the content of fluids used in fracking. James Jones, the EPA’s…Continue Reading....
- Ohio town rejects fracking ban for the third time, but anti-frackers say they will keep fighting.
- White House expresses support of fracking and U.S. energy boom.
- Beverly Hills becomes first municipality in California to officially ban fracking.
- U.S. Geological Survey indicates that wastewater injection is likely a contributing factor to the increased rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma.
- March 9, 2014
- Government, Academic and Industry Studies and Reports,Legislation/Regulation,Regulatory
- In a largely symbolic move, the LA votes to ban fracking in that county. Kern County remains unaffected by the ban.
- California Governor heckled by fracking protestors during Democratic Party Convention.
- EPA issues new guidelines for diesel fuel used in fracking operations.
- Kansas commission to study whether there is a potential relationship between hydraulic fracturing and seismic activity.