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Authors of model fracking regulation find it’s lonely in the middle | Midwest Energy News

Authors of model fracking regulation find it’s lonely in the middle | Midwest Energy News | Hydraulic Fracturing | Scoop.it
An environmental group's search for regulatory consensus on fracking has pulled it into scarred political terrain, where some environmental groups oppose hydraulic fracturing outright and many industry and state officials challenge any moves to...

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Hydraulic Fracking

"Hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside."

 


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Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:37 PM

Hydrographic Turing puts people in  safety and health risks. Because the water is contaminated and because of the oil spills, blow outs, and fires. They put chemicals into the ground in order to make cracks in the earth to collect natural oil, but they use people's land in order to collect the oil. People are complaining about these industries because they now have to buy water every month instead of getting it from their sinks or wells. Not to mention some houses have already blew up or caught on favor thanks to hydro fracturing. They need to put a stop to this, at least do it on land that is not being used and far away from people.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:07 PM

The development of gas is important for energy but there are health and safety risks with cracking in neighborhoods. Quality of air and water is important for survival. Nature matters and people matter, they need to find a middle ground. 

Kuzi's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:42 AM

The visual example explained the procses

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Republicans Cashing In On Fracking Danger

Republican Senators are trying to hide reports of corporate funding by federal agency OSHA, after the organization has been making regulations on dangerous c...
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Chevron has no plans to end fracking agreement with Ukraine - SFGate

Chevron has no plans to end fracking agreement with Ukraine - SFGate | Hydraulic Fracturing | Scoop.it
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Last year, Chevron Corp. signed an agreement to bring the fracking revolution to Ukraine, hunting for natural gas trapped in shale rocks near the Polish border.
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Five Bogus Claims Made About Hydraulic Fracturing On The US House Floor | The Energy Collective

Five Bogus Claims Made About Hydraulic Fracturing On The US House Floor | The Energy Collective | Hydraulic Fracturing | Scoop.it

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives debated and passed a bipartisan bill — H.R. 2728 — that would prevent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from regulating hydraulic fracturing in states where regulations are already in place. Many lawmakers from both parties used the opportunity to tout the benefits of shale development on the House floor, ranging from lower energy bills for working families to new jobs and a rebirth of American manufacturing.

 

Others, however, used the debate as an open forum to repeat nonsensical talking points about hydraulic fracturing. At one point, a U.S. Representative — who had been legitimately elected to serve the interests of his constituents — actually placed a screen shot from the movie ‘Gasland’ on an easel, as if such imagery were on par with a credible scientific argument. For some, when it comes to the issue of “fracking,” hyperbole and alarmism still unfortunately trumps accuracy.

 

Although the list of bogus claims was unfortunately quite long, we’ve narrowed it down to the “top 5″ — as inappropriate as the word “top” may be. Many of these are from Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), who thankfully had very few colleagues willing to malign hydraulic fracturing — and the jobs and lower energy bills it has facilitated.

 

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Massachusetts seeks 10-year ban on gas fracking after series of Texas quakes

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An environmental committee at Massachusetts Statehouse has approved a bill, imposing a 10-year ban on fracking for natural gas. The move comes as a wave of earthquakes in Texas has raised new concerns over the controversial drilling technique.

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Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, May 15, 2014 11:09 AM

A break from fracking sounds like a good idea as fracking needs to be controlled. As long as this ban doesn't just push it to the side for ten years I think it is a great idea to stop it all together until it is resolved in a good manner. Fracking is a good industry but it is causeing plenty of damage to our environment. 

khedlu17's curator insight, May 15, 2014 11:52 AM

In response to naknuts37:

This article talks about a 10-year ban on fracking natural gas in Massachusetts. It was a bill that was approved by the statehouse in Massachusetts. The bill was to protect citizens drinking water. Is fracking the best way to protect drinking water? Does the bill solve the problem at hand? 

Austin Robertson's comment, May 18, 2014 10:34 AM
Fracking is good and bad in a lot of ways. I think that a break would be good as mitch said because not only is it putting workers in danger but also the community.
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Columbus protestors urge ban on fracking - Wooster Daily Record

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Wooster Daily Record Columbus protestors urge ban on fracking Wooster Daily Record The Trumbull County woman, who has advocated for a ban on fracking activities in the Youngstown area, voiced her disgust about illegal oilfield waste dumping,...
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TODAY’S STUDY: THE RISKS OF FRACKING DISCLOSED | NewEnergyNews.com

TODAY’S STUDY: THE RISKS OF FRACKING DISCLOSED | NewEnergyNews.com | Hydraulic Fracturing | Scoop.it

Since 2009, institutional investors have been pressing oil and gas companies to be more transparent in reporting how they manage and mitigate the environmental risks and community impacts of their hydraulic fracturing operations. Measurement and disclosure of best management practices and impacts are the primary means by which investors gauge how companies are addressing the business risks of their operations.


This inaugural scorecard is a collaborative effort of As You Sow, Boston Common Asset Management, Green Century Capital Management, and the Investor Environmental Health Network. The scorecard analyzes and benchmarks the public disclosures of 24 oil and gas companies on the use and effectiveness of best management practices for reducing and managing environmental risks and community impacts from hydraulic fracturing operations. It does so by examining overall industry performance on use of quantitative metrics for disclosure, identifying those indicators most commonly reported, and distinguishing companies disclosing more about their practices and impacts from those disclosing less. The scorecard specifically measures company disclosures across five areas of environmental, social, and governance metrics: (1) toxic chemicals; (2) water and waste management; (3) air emissions; (4) community impacts; and (5) management accountability, on a play-by-play basis.


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Landowners to sue Cuomo, NY over ‘arbitrary’ fracking delay | Democrat and Chronicle

Landowners to sue Cuomo, NY over ‘arbitrary’ fracking delay | Democrat and Chronicle | Hydraulic Fracturing | Scoop.it

A pro-drilling landowners group says it will sue Gov. Andrew Cuomo, claiming he has arbitrarily delayed a decision on hydraulic fracturing for no “valid, rational or legally defensible reason.”

 

In a newsletter sent to its members Tuesday, the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York sent out the lawsuit it intends to file against the state, Cuomo and the commissioners of the Health and Environmental Conservation departments. But the group is trying to raise money to pay the legal costs before the lawsuit is filed, according to the letter.

 

The legal document takes Cuomo to task for repeatedly delaying a decision on large-scale fracking, claiming the delays violate state law and amount to an unconstitutional government “taking” of land rights.

 

Fracking has been on hold in New York since 2008, when the state Department of Environmental Conservation first launched the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, a lengthy review process that is meant to guide a drilling decision. That document is currently under review by state Health Commissioner Nirav Shah.

 

“Governor Cuomo has arbitrarily prevented the DEC from issuing the final SGEIS and granting permits for (high-volume hydraulic fracturing) for reasons based exclusively on political concerns and without any good faith, valid, rational, or legally defensible reason,” the draft lawsuit claims.

 

The Binghamton-based landowners group has threatened the lawsuit for months as the state’s fracking review has stretched into its sixth year. Earlier this year, the coalition hired Robinson & Cole LLP, a national firm that specializes in eminent domain cases.

 

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