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  • Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

    After environmentalists, lawmakers and the oil industry got together last year to draft Illinois' first regulations for hydraulic fracturing, the rest was supposed to be easy. The unusual collaboration was praised as a potential model for other states and a rare example of political foes finding common ground on a complex issue. But six months after the regulations were signed into law, the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nation’s Most Comprehensive Fracking Regulations Introduced in Illinois

    Yesterday in Springfield, IEC and many of our lead affiliate organizations, Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Faith in Place signed on to support  ...

  • Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

    The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than shipping by barge, according to a government report. And one ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking critics unhappy with Obama climate speech

    President Barack Obama's speech this week on climate change forcefully rejected some key arguments made by opponents of natural gas fracking, upsetting some environmental groups that otherwise back his climate goals. Obama, in his address Tuesday calling for urgent action to address climate change, praised what he called ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking Boom Threatens US Water Supplies

    Since the onset of the fracking boom almost a decade ago, every state in the US has been examining its geological resources in the hope of finding oil or gas it can access through this extraction method. Almost half the states are now producing at least some shale gas, with a few – Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, North Dakota – sitting on massive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ecologix Environmental Systems Introduces New Standard in Chemical Treatment for Hydraulic Fracking

    Ecologix Environmental Systems, an Atlanta-based wastewater treatment company specializing in oil and gas, has enhanced their mobile Integrated Treatment System (ITS) for hydraulic fracturing. The combination of the Mobile Chemical Treatment (MCT) and Mobile DAF (MD) systems gives the ITS the capability to treat 900 gallons of flow back water per minute, from ...

  • Evacuation lifted after fire at fracking chemical warehouse in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania

    Workers at a warehouse were pouring hydraulic fracturing chemicals into a production tank Tuesdaywhen a fire started, forcing residents from more than 70 nearby homes for several hours and injuring several people, emergency and company officials said. Hazardous materials crews moved people living near the warehouse in Leetsdale to a high school ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking fuels water fights in nation`s dry spots

    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 drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale ...


    By Associated Press

  • Abanaki`s Belt Oil Skimmer Relieves a Fracking Headache -- Removing Oil From Water

    Abanaki Corporation (http://www.abanaki.com/) was recently enlisted by a Northeastern wastewater treatment plant in search of a solution to ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Four Fatalities Linked to Used Fracking Fluid Exposure During ‘Flowback,` NIOSH Reports

    Initial government field studies on hydraulic fracturing operations suggest that workers could be exposed to hazardous levels of volatile hydrocarbons from used fracking fluids, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said May 19. At least four workers have died since 2010, apparently from acute chemical exposures during flowback operations, which involve transferring, storing ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Companies Using Oil Skimmers to Clean Flowback

    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a process that recovers natural gas and oil from deep shale formations that contain large amounts of the fuels. Fracking requires the drilling of a well vertically underground, past the deepest aquifer containing fresh groundwater. Steel surface casing is inserted down the well ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil and Gas Wastewater Storage and Leaks

    A recent Associated Press analysis found that in oil- and gas-producing states, “more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014 in incidents involving ruptured pipes, overflowing storage tanks, and even deliberate dumping.” Wastewater spills ...

  • (More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up. At first, the drought that took hold a few years ago seemed to threaten the economic boom that arose from hydraulic ...


    By Associated Press

  • More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling

    When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up. At first, the drought that took hold a few years ago seemed to threaten the economic boom that arose from hydraulic fracturing, a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

    Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution. Besides the possible environmental impact, flood damage to roads, railroads and other infrastructure will affect the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Report: Fossile Energy Will Cost Double Renewable By 2030

    A commonly repeated mantra is that renewable energy technologies are too expensive, or require high investments. Which suggests that the alternative to renewable energy – the current fossil-based energy infrastructure - is cheaper, or requires less investments. But does that view hold true? A look at global energy cost developments shows – Fossil ...


    By SolaVis

  • Colorado proposes oil, gas air-quality crackdown

    Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards. The proposed rules don't require more state inspections of drilling sites. But they do recommend a system of infrared cameras to speed ...


    By Associated Press

  • United States Reaches an Agreement with XTO Energy to Prevent Waste Spills from Natural Gas Exploration and Production

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, to resolve an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) related to the discharge of wastewater from XTO’s Penn Township, Lycoming County, Pa. facility used for the storage of wastewater generated by natural gas exploration, ...

  • GSE Holding Announces Groundbreaking of New Manufacturing Facility in China

    GSE Holding, Inc. (NYSE:GSE), a leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new manufacturing facility located in the city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, in China. In addition to company officials, the ceremony was attended by representatives from ...


    By GSE Environmental (GSE)

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA launches focused enforcement program to prevent injuries and fatalities in North Dakota’s high-hazard industries

    Since January 2012, 34 North Dakota workers in the oil and gas and construction industries have died because of work-related injuries. During that period, their deaths accounted for 87 percent of all North Dakota fatalities investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Health and Safety Administration. OSHA launched an enforcement emphasis program this month to address continued ...

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