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Unfair Share: How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties

Unfair Share: How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Income from oil and gas production doesn’t always trickle down to landowners, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay in royalties.
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EARTHWORKS | Tests Find Banned Carcinogen in Air Near Fracking Sites

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State air tests in two communities in the Barnett Shale gas patch found strong evidence that a cancer-causing chemical -- banned for most uses for more than 25 years -- was used in hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells, according to a newspaper investigation. But despite the test results and the drilling company's admission that it used a banned biocide, state regulators have recanted their own findings and refuse to take action. - See more at: http://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/tests_find_banned_carcinogen_in_air_near_fracking_sites#.UfZ0L4GqjtoState air tests in two communities in the Barnett Shale gas patch found strong evidence that a cancer-causing chemical -- banned for most uses for more than 25 years -- was used in hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells, according to a newspaper investigation. But despite the test results and the drilling company's admission that it used a banned biocide, state regulators have recanted their own findings and refuse to take action. - See more at: http://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/tests_find_banned_carcinogen_in_air_near_fracking_sites#.UfZ0L4GqjtoState air tests in two communities in the Barnett Shale gas patch found strong evidence that a cancer-causing chemical -- banned for most uses for more than 25 years -- was used in hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells, according to a newspaper investigation. But despite the test results and the drilling company's admission that it used a banned biocide, state regulators have recanted their own findings and refuse to take action. - See more at: http://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/tests_find_banned_carcinogen_in_air_near_fracking_sites#.UfZ0L4Gqjto
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Internal EPA report shows division over fracking contamination study - Climate Science Watch

Internal EPA report shows division over fracking contamination study - Climate Science Watch | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Internal EPA report shows division over fracking contamination study Climate Science Watch An internal report shows that EPA staff and scientists were raising concerns about data on water contamination near natural gas hydrofracking wells in...

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How Fracking Affects Your Farmer's Market

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How Fracking Affects Your Farmer's Market - The Huffington Post
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Are Fracking Wastewater Wells Poisoning the Ground beneath Our Feet? | Scientific American

Are Fracking Wastewater Wells Poisoning the Ground beneath Our Feet? | Scientific American | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it

Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

 

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia.

 

There are growing signs they were mistaken.

 

Records from disparate corners of the United States show that wells drilled to bury this waste deep beneath the ground have repeatedly leaked, sending dangerous chemicals and waste gurgling to the surface or, on occasion, seeping into shallow aquifers that store a significant portion of the nation's drinking water.

 

In 2010, contaminants from such a well bubbled up in a west Los Angeles dog park. Within the past three years, similar fountains of oil and gas drilling waste have appeared in Oklahoma and Louisiana. In South Florida, 20 of the nation's most stringently regulated disposal wells failed in the early 1990s, releasing partly treated sewage into aquifers that may one day be needed to supply Miami's drinking water.

 

There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide, more than 150,000 of which shoot industrial fluids thousands of feet below the surface. Scientists and federal regulators acknowledge they do not know how many of the sites are leaking.

 

Federal officials and many geologists insist that the risks posed by all this dumping are minimal. Accidents are uncommon, they say, and groundwater reserves — from which most Americans get their drinking water — remain safe and far exceed any plausible threat posed by injecting toxic chemicals into the ground.

 

But in interviews, several key experts acknowledged that the idea that injection is safe rests on science that has not kept pace with reality, and on oversight that doesn't always work.

 

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Thousands Protest Fracking in Albany - Energy Collective

Thousands Protest Fracking in Albany - Energy Collective | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Thousands Protest Fracking in Albany Energy Collective Fracking, or the process to extract natural gas by pumping chemical-laden water deep underground to split shale formations, has been a hot button topic the last few years – especially in New...
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EPA abandons investigation into fracking pollution

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A draft 2011 study by EPA blamed frackers for groundwater contamination in Wyoming. But EPA is now dropping the research, to the industry's delight.
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EPA steps away from fracking investigation in Wyoming - Ars Technica

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EPA steps away from fracking investigation in Wyoming
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Last October, Ars published an update to a US EPA investigation linking natural gas production to groundwater contamination in Wyoming.
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Beschloss: Friends of fracking won't give up easily - The Desert Sun

Beschloss: Friends of fracking won't give up easily - The Desert Sun | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Beschloss: Friends of fracking won't give up easily The Desert Sun In this case, the rock-solid Democrat majority lost 12 of its Assembly members to join 25 Republicans to defeat an anti-fracking (oil and gas hydraulic fracking) bill that would...
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VIDEO: Oilfield worker turns whistleblower

VIDEO: Oilfield worker turns whistleblower | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
“You’ve got to stop this!” The health issues described are consistent with what we are hearing all over the country and in other countries.
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The Mines That Fracking Built

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The frack industry's demand for natural resources has pitted neighbor against neighbor in Cooks Valley.
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Think Fracking Is Bad? Wait Until You Hear about the Gas Industry’s “Acid Jobs” – LifeWise

Think Fracking Is Bad? Wait Until You Hear about the Gas Industry’s “Acid Jobs” – LifeWise | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
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Documents: Leaked Industry E-Mails and Reports

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Over the past six months, The Times reviewed thousands of pages of documents related to shale gas, including hundreds of industry e-mails, internal agency documents and analyst reports. A selection is included here.
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Texas tells natural gas producers to clear the air

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It's the biggest crackdown ever for natural gas producers along the Barnett Shale, and the edict follows a News 8 Investigation.
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Can We Have An Honest Conversation About Fracking?

Can We Have An Honest Conversation About Fracking? | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
PITTSBURGH -- The boom in oil and gas fracking has led to jobs, billions in royalties and profits, and even some environmental gains.
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Potential well water contaminants highest near natural gas drilling, UT Arlington study says - News Center - UT Arlington

Potential well water contaminants highest near natural gas drilling, UT Arlington study says - News Center - UT Arlington | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
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Former Mobil VP Warns of Fracking and Climate Change

Former Mobil VP Warns of Fracking and Climate Change | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Former Mobil Oil VP is speaking out about the dangers of fracking.
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Fracking: good for the economy, bad for struggling families - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Fracking: good for the economy, bad for struggling families - West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Fracking: good for the economy, bad for struggling families West Virginia Public Broadcasting June 20, 2013 · The Select Committee on Children and Poverty saw their trip to Wheeling as an opportunity to hear from those struggling with poverty in...
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EPA Now Won’t Finalize Its Study That Showed Fracking May Have Contaminated Groundwater

EPA Now Won’t Finalize Its Study That Showed Fracking May Have Contaminated Groundwater | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency has dropped plans to have outside experts review its theory that hydraulic fracturing may have played a role in groundwater pollution in Wyoming, and the agency no longer plans to write…...
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Fracking fuels water fights in dry spots - Tribune-Review

Fracking fuels water fights in dry spots - Tribune-Review | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Fracking fuels water fights in dry spots
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Hydraulic fracturing, the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, blasts huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale formations.
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Water Is for Drinking Not for Fracking - DailyFinance

Water Is for Drinking Not for Fracking - DailyFinance | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Water Is for Drinking Not for Fracking
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Averaging 3 million gallons per fracking well, the oil and gas industry is at risk of running our country dry in many geographic regions.
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When the drilling rigs show up, the rash won’t be far behind

When the drilling rigs show up, the rash won’t be far behind | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Earlier this month a resident in the Eagle Ford Shale sent a photo of the view out their backdoor during the day and during the night.
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The Mines that Fracking Built, Part Two

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Mike Ludwig continues to cover the impact of fracking across the country.
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Will Ohio Be Fracking's Radioactive Dumping Ground?

Will Ohio Be Fracking's Radioactive Dumping Ground? | Fracking, horizontal drilling, pooling, etc. | Scoop.it
Waste wells in Ohio have absorbed millions of barrels of waste from fracking. The Ohio Senate is expected to vote on a waste dumping proposal in June.
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