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Fracking Wastewater

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...

Regulators Pursue Record $4.5 Million Fine Over Fracking Waste Pit

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5 million fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of polluti...

Deal Reached On Connecticut Fracking Waste Bill

AP | By SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Senate on Monday endorsed a bipartisan compromise on how to handle the possibility of waste coming to Connectic...

Man Pleads Guilty After Dumping Fracking Wastewater Into River

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of a Youngstown-based wastewater company pleaded guilty Monday to federal Clean Water Act violations in the d...

Hunter Stuart

How One Report Says Energy Companies Are Increasing The Risk Of California Earthquakes | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Many of California's oil industry wastewater injection wells are near recently active fault lines, posing a risk of earthquakes that could damage cruc...

Coast Guard Wants Barges To Ship Fracking Water

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal...

Proposal Would Allow Fracking Waste On Barges

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater, a drillin...

Is Fracking Polluting A River with Radioactive Waste?

Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Fracking may be contaminating a Pennsylvania river with radioactive waste, a Duke University study to be publi...

Kate Sheppard

Do Frackers Even Know What They're Putting Into The Ground? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, known widely as "fracking," have been pushing hard for natural gas companies to disclose all of the chemicals in the ...

State Files Criminal Charges Over 2010 Wastewater Spill

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane has filed criminal charges against XTO Energy Inc. over a 2010 spill of natural gas drilling w...

Would Fracking Ruin North Carolina's Water Supply?

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

How Should We Deal With Fracking Waste?

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is inching ahead with a plan that would allow wastewater f...

Grappling With the Water-Energy Nexus, Arid America Should Trim Fracking and Increase Renewables

Anne Butterfield | Posted 04.15.2013 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

"What more could go wrong?" asks Jane Q. Citizen. And the obvious answer is, we are witnessing compounding threats to our water supply. And some of those threats are done by our choice.

Is It Safe To Ship Fracking Waste By Barge?

Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Should a Texas company be allowed to ship fracking wastewater by barge up the Ohio River prior to disposal...

Frack Tracks: Life-Changing Royalties, Health Concerns And A Paper-Mache Pig

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Private landowners in Pennsylvania likely reaped more than $1.2 billion in royalties from natural gas drilling last year, according to an AP analysis....

Expert: Oil & Gas Wastewater Needs Treatment

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former top environmental official says Pennsylvania's successful efforts to keep Marcellus Shale wastewater away from drinking w...

New York Debates How To Handle Contaminated Fracking Wastewater

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the most contentious issues in the debate over shale gas drilling in New York's share of the Marcellus Shale region — h...

America's Hidden 60 Million Barrel A Day Industry: Dirty Water

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) By John Kemp LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The bi...

EPA Will Regulate Fracking Wastewater

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Federal environmental regulators signaled Thursday they want to increase oversight of the natural gas extraction industry, anno...

The End Of Disposing Fracking Waste Into Rivers?

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 06.24.2011 | Green

-- Pennsylvania's top environmental regulator says he is confident that the natural gas industry is just weeks away from ending one of its more troub...

Pennsylvania Shows Major Change In Fracking Stance

AP | By MARC LEVY | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Amid criticism from environmentalists and growing concern from scientists, Pennsylvania on Tuesday asked the state's booming natura...

State Allows Disposal Of 'Fracking' Pollution In Waterways

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, tha...