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Barnett Shale

Texas City Could Become First To Ban Fracking

AP | By EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city that sits on top of the Barnett Shale, believed to hold one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S.,...

Researchers Find Elevated Levels Of Heavy Metals Near Natural Gas Extraction

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington say there are elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals close to...

Did Wastewater Injection Lead To The Dallas Earthquakes?

Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

By Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer: Three unusual earthquakes that shook a suburb west of Dallas over the weekend appear to be ...

Deepening Doubts About Fracked Shale Gas Wells' Long Term Prospects

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The oil and gas industry has propagated a vision that fracking unleashes vast amounts of gas which then flows relatively steadily for decades. But a growing mountain of evidence suggests that nothing could be further from the truth.

Fracking Linked To Scores Of Quakes In New Study

Posted 08.07.2012 | Green

By Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Earthquakes triggered by fluids injected deep underground, such as during the controversial pr...

Gas Industry Spin Can't Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

Paul Gallay | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fracking and its impact on public health, in particular our children's health, is a serious issue that calls for swift action -- action that the gas industry repeatedly tries to block.

As Stocks Gyrate the Oil Patch and Their Casino Cronies Continue to Strangle the Economy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The formation of oil prices in this day and age is a farce, having little and ever less to do with the market disciplines of supply and demand.

Swimming in Natural Gas

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

Just a few years ago energy experts were writing natural gas off. Now, it's almost as if divine intervention has occurred. We're swimming in it.