All Posts Tagged With: "hydraulic fracturing"
Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said. But environmental groups said the proposal was weaker than last year’s plan.20May2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Oil and gas extraction practices are permanently removing at least seven billion gallons of water from the hydrologic cycle each year in just four arid western states, according to a new report published by the Western Organization of Resource Councils.29Apr2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Groups like Earthjustice and the Powder River Basin Resource Council argue that the separate chemicals used in the fracking process should be public information under the Wyoming Public Records Act.19Apr2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Sponsors say the BREATHE Act would close a loophole in the Clean Air Act that currently allows the oil and gas industry to release large amounts of dangerous pollution into the air, and lists hydrogen sulfide as a hazardous air pollutant.15Mar2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Gov. Matt Mead deserves praise for taking a serious look at a tool that could help defuse the growing clamor about the risks of hydraulic fracturing. His office recently announced it was considering rules that would require companies test nearby water wells before they drill and, in the popular slang term for the practice, frack oil and natural gas wells.20Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Federal policy hasn’t kept pace with the transformation, experts told a House panel on Tuesday. Instead, scarcity remains the backbone of U.S. energy laws drafted over the past few decades, said the analysts testifying before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.6Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A flop at the box office and with most critics, the real losers in the “Promised Land” debacle, are the environmental activists who pinned their hopes on a Hollywood movie to make the case against hydraulic fracturing. By promoting a work of fiction as “real life,” the activists proved just how little they care about the facts.31Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The decision to replace last year’s proposal with an entirely new draft rule — and take public comment on the initiative — forces a major delay in the final regulations, which are set to be the first major federal rules governing the hydraulic fracturing process key to unlocking oil and gas nationwide.22Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Doug White will tell anyone who will listen that “wastewater recycling is happening now, every day in the Niobrara.”
He’s not blowing smoke. As VP of High Sierra Water Services’ business in Colorado, Doug sees the daily progress his company is making in this critical area.
It’s wise to ensure that fracking — which enables the extraction of gas and oil trapped underground — doesn’t pose unnecessary social, economic or health risks. Unfortunately, much of the research to date has been tainted by conflicts of interest — real and imagined — that have colored findings to provide ammunition for supporters or opponents.23Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Providers of hydraulic fracturing services, themselves, need to be talking about safety, environmental protection, and responsible practices. But they’re not, and that’s puzzling. They have just as much at stake as the oil and gas operators for whom they work.18Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A former top environmental regulator said states should take the lead in crafting hydraulic fracturing rules. “I’m a big believer in having just some overall guidance from the federal government,” said J. Winston Porter. “I believe the states are headed in the right direction.”27Sep2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who introduced the Empower States Act, said the geology of each state is different, and that, “The legislation also recognizes that states have a long record of effectively regulating oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, with good environmental stewardship.”21Sep2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued