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Fracking Wastewater

Food Irrigated With Fracking Water May Require Labels In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

A new bill proposed in California would require all produce irrigated with fracking wastewater to come with warning labels. The bill, which Assemblym...

Rise In Oklahoma Earthquakes Likely Triggered By Oil And Gas Production, Scientists Say

Reuters | CAREY GILLAM | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

(Reuters) - Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wast...

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...

Hunter Stuart

How One Report Says Energy Companies Are Increasing The Risk Of California Earthquakes

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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....

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...