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Fracking Fluid

WATCH: Nebraska Man Asks Oil Commission Just One Question: 'Would You Drink It?'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green

James Osborn has just one question: "Would you drink it?" "It" being a mysterious brown sludge -- allegedly fracking fluid -- that Osborn brought i...

Drillers Defy Safe Drinking Water Act, Illegally Use Diesel To Frack

ProPublica | Naveena Sadasivam | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Naveena Sadasivam Reports: A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydr...

Fracking Rules in North Carolina Tied to Koch, Halliburton, and ALEC

Jesse Coleman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

A new bill proposed in North Carolina would make it a felony offense for first responders, doctors, or public safety officials to disclose the ingredients of fracking fluid.

Now They're Fracking Our Oceans?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Regulators know far too little about offshore fracking. That's why, at a minimum, we need a time-out on this dangerous practice.

Study Ties Fracking Fluid Spill To Fish Deaths

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

A joint study from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released Wednesday found that a fracking fluid spill in Kentucky ...

Hey Gov: You're Right on Zero Tolerance

Steve Fenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

As an organization of young people, we're pretty protective of the state of Colorado. Obsessive, even -- just like most Coloradans. And we'd like to live here for, well, ever. So we're willing to work to make sure that stays true.

Hickenlooper: I Drank Fracking Fluid

Posted 02.14.2013 | Denver

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made no secret of his support for hydraulic fracturing, but on Tuesday he went one big step further and testif...

More Research Needed to Understand Health Risks of Fracking

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

One of the biggest challenges is simply finding out what natural gas companies are pumping into the air and water. Fracking is exempt from many federal requirements to monitor air and water pollution, and gas companies don't do much voluntary reporting.

Effective Regulation and Sustainable Economic Growth

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

It's true that regulation costs money, and some short-sighted business leaders seem to have a reflex that causes them to oppose regulation whenever it is proposed. On the other hand, it's also true that lawlessness and an absence of rules can be quite expensive.

Hickenlooper Takes Heat For Frack Ads

Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver

Fracking, the practice of injecting highly pressurized mixtures of fluid deep underground to release oil and gas trapped there, never fails to evoke p...

Tom Zeller Jr.

EPA To Expand Federal Oversight Of Fracking Fluids | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans on Wednesday to begin developing rules requiring makers and processors of certain chemical cocktai...

UPDATE: Fracking Disclosure Rule PASSES

Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

In August, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper told oil and gas workers to expect heavier regulations on fracking fluid in the state by the end of the year...

What's in This Fracking Water?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

As part of the publicity surrounding the introduction of Halliburton's new fracking fluid formula known as CleanStim, CEO Dave Lesar had one of his executives take a swig of the stuff in front of a stunned audience.

Halliburton Executive Drinks Fracking Fluid

AP | By CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green

DENVER -- An energy company executive's sip of fracking fluid at an industry conference this month has been called a demonstration by some and a stunt...

Hickenlooper: Fracking Fluid Regulations Imminent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.02.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper told oil and gas companies on Tuesday to expect heavier regulations on fracking fluid in the state by the end of t...

Exxon Subsidiary Investigated for 13,000 Gallon Fracking Fluid Spill Into Pennsylvania Waterways

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a 13,000 gallon hydraulic fracturing fluid spill at XTO Energy's natural gas drilling site in Penn Township, PA.

PA Moves Forward To Regulate Natural Gas 'Fracking'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A set of proposed regulations to modernize safety in Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry and force drillers to disclos...

Study: Fracking Fluid Contains Compounds Associated With Neurological Problems, Cancer

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HARRISBURG, Pa. — More than two years after the start of a natural gas drilling boom, Pennsylvania is making public a complete list of the chemi...

Hydraulic Fracturing, Waterworld and the Toxic Avenger

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Who could forget Kevin Costner's best flick of all time, Waterworld. Melting polar ice caps, mutants, resource-wars, it had it all for those into pos...

Watch out for hydraulic fracturing it might make your hair orange

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When you have lived in the same place for 20 years and all of sudden your hair turns orange after you wash it, you might be more than a little concern...

What the Frack: Is Pumping Glass Cleaner Into the Earth Okay?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

While the natural gas companies might think hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") is great for their bottom line, the process involves pumping thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals down into the earth.

Protecting New York City's Water Supply from Gas Companies

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 07.08.2011 | New York
Alison Rose Levy

New Yorkers were out in force last Tuesday to protect the purity of their legendary water. A public event focused on drilling in a vast Upstate reservoir of natural gas that developers are seeking to exploit.

Gas Drilling in New York Comes to a Head

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Reinbach

Cooperstown, NY: Gas drilling and the forces behind it are massed to exploit the rich deposits of upstate New York, in the process trampling on the basic idea of government.

Kathy Hall, Colorado Oil And Gas Chief, Resigns Amid Brazen Comments About Fracking Fluid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A representative of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Kathy Hall, resigned from the organization last week, reports the Denver Post's Susan Greene...