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Fracking Regulation

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...

Illinois House Advances Controversial Fracking Bill

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- A proposal aimed at creating thousands of jobs in Southern Illinois in high-volume oil and gas drilling, also known as fracking, cleare...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Puny Fracking Fines 'Cost Of Doing Business' For Drillers, Report Says | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green

Hundreds of thousands of active oil and gas wells go without government inspection in any given year, and fines for regulatory violations are too smal...

Lucia Graves

Federal Fracking Regulations In Draft Report Would Require Disclosure Of Chemical Fluids | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Natural gas drillers would be required to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" on public lands, accordi...

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...

Polis, DeGette Once-Again Introduce Fracking Oversight Bill

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, both Colorado Democrats, have once again introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals...

GOP Opposes Federal Fracking Regs Regardless of Whether EPA Finds Poisoning

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sirota

In perhaps the most extreme step yet, Republicans in Colorado are demanding the Environmental Protection Agency never regulate fracking, "no matter what a two-year EPA study of the process reveals."