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.
posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM
The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM
The company planning the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has proposed a new route through Nebraska that avoids the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM
The Obama administration, for the first time, is issuing standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using the method known as fracking.
posted on March 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM
It's the political cure-all for high gasoline prices: Drill here, drill now. But a comprehensive study conducted by the Associated Press reveals increased U.S. oil production has little effect on gas prices.
posted on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM
President Obama voices his support for a portion of a controversial oil pipeline. Private analysts gaze into the crystal ball prior to USDA's prospective plantings estimates. And thousands of workers migrate to North Dakota, where an oil boom is...
posted on March 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM
Two years after the worst downturn since the Great Depression supposedly ended, America continues to claw its way back from the economic abyss.
posted on December 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM
Colorado will require energy companies to disclose the concentrations of all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and also ask drillers to make public some information about ingredients considered trade secrets.
posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM
One lawmaker comes up with a novel approach for the next Farm Bill. Record weather disasters stretch federal, state and local budgets to their limits. The EPA says a popular -- and controversial -- method of oil drilling may be polluting...