posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling...
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals.
posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM
The discovery by Duke University researchers would allow oil and gas drillers to combine flowback waters from the fracking process with acid drainage from mining, or any other salty water.
posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says.
posted on August 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM
California coastal regulators said they were unaware until recently that offshore fracking was even occurring.
posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant,...
posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.
Hydraulic fracturing, or the...
posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM
A new study says natural gas drilling, or fracking, hasn't contaminated drinking water wells in Arkansas but researchers say the geology there is more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas where drilling takes place.
posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:10 AM
RIFLE, Colo. (AP) - Three hours west of Denver, across the Continental Divide, the Rocky Mountains begin the long transition into high desert plateaus.
This sparsely-populated land is dotted with ranches and small towns that were once local...
posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM
USGS geophysicist describe the pressure increase from injections as similar to blowing more air in a balloon, weakening the skin of the balloon
posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM
In the past few years, more than 50 New York municipalities have banned gas drilling, and more than 100 have enacted moratoriums on drilling activities.
posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Two downstate lawmakers have introduced a bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois.
Marion Democratic state Rep. John Bradley and Olney Republican David Reis filed the bill Thursday. Supporters of hydraulic...
posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Some New York farmers look across the Susquehanna River, see the flares of Pennsylvania gas wells and think of the money they're losing as heated debate keeps hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, out of New York.