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Park Service Withdraws Comments On Fracking Rule

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says it is withdrawing "inappropriate" comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing op...

State's First Fracking Regulation Will Go Into Effect Next Year

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 20 (Reuters) - California's first regulations on fracking and related oil production prac...

State's Top Court To Review Local Fracking Bans

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court agreed Thursday to hear appeals from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on hydr...

Poll Reveals California Voters' Thoughts On Fracking

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles

More than 70 percent of California voters favor either banning the oil-drilling practice known as fracking or enacting additional state regulations to...

State Passes Toughest Fracking Regulations In The Nation

AP | KERRY LESTER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois came a giant step closer to approving the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling on Fr...

Illinois' Fracking Deal Could Be The National Model

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the oil industry and environmentalists ...

Fracking Bill Sees Cooperation Between Environmentalists, Industry

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Illinois would have the strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling in the nation under a proposal introduced Thursday and d...

Aaron Sankin

The Fight To Frack: California's Oil Industry At A Crucial Crossroads

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.24.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Just below California's surface lies enough shale oil to fundamentally transform the state's entire economy. And for the first tim...