Category Archives: Hydraulic fracturing

Dickinson (ND) Press Fracking Editorial

In a Sunday editorial, Jennifer McBride, Managing Editor of the Dickinson Press in southwestern North Dakota, called for “drastic action” if a new EPA drinking water safety study shows that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) puts drinking water at risk.  She writes: … Continue reading

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Live Video of U.S. Senate Hearing on Fracking

LIVE NOW – Link to live footage of today’s EPW Committee hearing available. The Committee will hear testimony about chemicals in drinking water and fracking. http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_id=c8713cf7-802a-23ad-4d51-bd8e2c8a7bd3

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Congressional Natural Gas Caucus to Salazar: Back Off on Fracking Regs

According to The Hill, 32 lawmakers have written to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urging his department to hold off on regulation of hydraulic fracturing until more safety studies can be done. EPA is currently studying fracking impacts in response to … Continue reading

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Fracking: A Report from the You Won’t Believe This Department

A few months ago Plains Justice’s Tar Sands Pipelines blog reported on the many rock-your-world chemicals used to dilute tar sands bitumen in high pressure pipelines running here, there and everywhere across the U.S. Lest you think that Canadians have … Continue reading

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Plains Justice/Dakota Resource Council Fracking Report

Dakota Resource Council is calling for improved regulation of oil and gas extraction in North Dakota as it releases a report, authored by Plains Justice President Carrie La Seur, describing the state’s regulatory environment and making recommendations for better standards … Continue reading

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North Dakota Agency Posting Action Alerts for Fracking Industry

In oil and gas country around the U.S., use of a technique called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is on the rise to extract hard-to-reach fossil fuel resources. EPA describes fracking as a process in which “(f)luids, commonly made up of … Continue reading

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