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Fracking: Methane levels 1000 higher than EPA stats at some wells

West Lafayette - The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,000 times greater than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.

Tax breaks for UK shale-gas production angers opponents

New tax breaks outlined by the British government that will benefit the UK shale-gas industry have been heavily criticised by Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.

Study: Shale gas by fracking more dangerous than conventional gas

Ithaca - A new study released this week reveals that shale gas, the product of a highly controversial extraction method called hydraulic fracturing, brings with it a greater greenhouse gas impact than conventional oil, gas, and coal over a 20-year period.

Could shale gas extraction save Ontario's economic butt?

There is a race on in Ontario to stake out a claim to Ontario's shale gas reserves, with at least three companies purchasing land or buying gas rights.

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