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Posts marcados ‘gas drilling’

Buried Secrets – Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

In Symbolic Move, Philadelphia Calls for Gas Drilling

Ban

by Nicholas Kusnetz
ProPublica

.Philadelphia became the latest city calling for at least a temporary ban on new wells in the watershed that serves the city’s taps. (Fordan/Flickr)

As the federal government continues to study a controversial gas drilling technique and the states tinker with their own regulations, some cities and towns are trying to halt local drilling. Philadelphia became the latest to do that on Thursday, when city officials called for at least a temporary ban on new wells in the watershed that serves the city’s taps. (mais…)

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Buried Secrets – Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

Regulation and Disclosure of Fracking at the Center of

Gas Drilling Debate

 

by Nicholas Kusnetz
ProPublica

 

.(Abrahm Lustgarten/ProPublica)

The risks and benefits of drilling for natural gas have been so widely discussed over the past year that even if you haven’t been following gas drilling closely, you might now be familiar with the word “frack.” (mais…)

Buried Secrets – Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

Two Companies Seek Trade Secret Status for Fracking

Fluids in Wyoming

by Marie C. Baca
ProPublica

.A drilling rig on the Pinedale Anticline with the Wyoming Range in the background. (Wendy Shattil/Bob Rozinksi – International League of Conservation Photographers/Flickr)

Two chemical manufacturers are seeking an exemption from new rules in Wyoming that require public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing [2], a controversial natural gas drilling process suspected of polluting groundwater. (mais…)