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Researchers show natural fluids are migrating from thousands of feet underground and reaching drinking water supplies, raising concerns that man-made chemicals and waste could do the same.
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WASHINGTON — TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agencyissued regulations that for the first time will curtail air pollution from natural gas wells that use a controversial production technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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The U.S. public favors greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas drilling technique that has reduced prices for consumers while raising environmental concerns.
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AEP sells the fracking rights under a conservation center.

Oil and natural-gas companies eager to tap Ohio’s Utica shale insist that “fracking” poses no threat to people, but what about giraffes, rhinos and zebras? Visitors to the Wilds in Guernsey and Muskingum counties might soon see drilling rigs among the menagerie. American Electric Power leased the mi...
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House Republicans went to eastern Ohio touting hydraulic fracturing to add U.S. jobs and cut fuel costs. Instead, lawmakers met skeptical residents, highlighting the divide over environmental concerns about fracking.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a blow to the oil and gas industry, a judge has ruled small towns in New York have the authority to ban drilling -- including the controversial method known as fracking -- within
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Counties near the nation's capital are halting fracking, while the rest of Appalachia scrambles to catch-up

The rejection in Rockingham County was yet another hard knock against companies trying to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale closest to Washington.
washingtonpost.com

Fracking causing mortality in rural livestock and pets?

Smelling gas one morning, a southern Pennsylvania farmer almost passed out when he went outside to check on his bellowing cows.
bloomberg.com

Josh Fox arrested for trying to film a fracking hearing

Republicans on a House committee did not appreciate a film crew's presence at a hearing on whether a type of natural gas drilling contaminated groundwater.
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(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed arehis own)By John KempLONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Hydraulic fracturing andhorizontal drilling have laid to rest concerns about peaking oiland
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Marietta College is holding a community event series on the fracking, with the first event scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in the college's Alma McDonough Auditorium.

MARIETTA — With hydraulic fracturing - also known as fracking - expected to be used in the coming years to tap into Marcellus and Utica shale...
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Bulgaria ahead of the US in investigating the negative effects of fracking.

Bulgarian lawmakers banned hydraulic fracturing and established a 100 million-lev ($65 million) fine for offenders, thwarting Chevron Corp.’s plans to explore for natural-gas deposits in the Balkan country.
businessweek.com

Fracking contributes to mill jobs in Youngstown.

Thirty-four years after Black Monday, the day Youngstown Sheet & Tube announced shutdowns marking the end of the Ohio city’s steel era, a $650 million mill is coming to life thanks to the natural-gas drilling boom.
businessweek.com

Obama administration still behing fracking

Tremors in Ohio, murky drinking water in Pennsylvania and a call for a moratorium by doctors isn’t eroding political support for hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration.
bloomberg.com

Should Ohio be an importer for fracking waste? Earthquakes suggest maybe not.

Ohio quakes could incite fracking policy shift
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