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Fracking puts 7.9 million people at risk of man-made earthquakes

Oklahoma City - About 7.9 million people are now at risk from man-made earthquakes, especially in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report issued earlier this week.

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.

U.S. surpasses Saudi Arabia as world’s top energy producer

U.S. oil and natural gas production surged past Saudi Arabia in 2013, making the United States the world’s largest oil-producing state.

Pres. Obama announces executive orders to curb greenhouse gases

Washington - President Obama outlined sweeping measures on Tuesday designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants and help local communities better prepare for devastating storms, fires, and drought.

Op-Ed: Fracking in New York State may be blocked until 2015

The New York State Assembly has just voted to extend New York's ban on fracking until 2015. This is good news indeed, but there is still a long way to go.

Alberta asks public for consultations on fracking and water use

Edmonton - In a surprising move, Environment Minister Diana McQueen announced that the Alberta government would engage the public in consultations (February 19 - March 21) province-wide on the controversial hydraulic fracking practice and water use in Alberta.
 

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