Environmental Protection

Hydraulic Fracturing

America's Natural Gas Alliance Responds to Plans to Reintroduce the FRAC Act

Daniel Whitten, vice president for strategic communications for America's Natural Gas Alliance, says FRAC Act isn't necessary on top of existing local, state and federal rules.

Researchers Developing Shale Gas Reservoir Simulator

University of Oklahoma researchers are developing a new simulator for shale gas reservoirs that will provide oil and gas companies with an essential tool for managing production and choosing drilling locations to lower costs and increase production.

First Claim Filed in New York for Contamination Caused by Natural Gas Drilling

The complaint alleges that the property values for homes owned by nine families have been reduced and the families' health has been jeopardized.

Pennsylvania General Energy Co. Fined for Illegal Surfactant Discharge

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Pennsylvania General Energy Co. $28,960 for the illegal discharge of Airfoam HD, a surfactant, into Pine Creek in Lycoming County last March.

EPA Submits Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan to Independent Scientists for Review

EPA submitted its draft study plan on hydraulic fracturing for review to the agency’s Science Advisory Board, a group of independent scientists.

Marcellus Shale extraction well

Hydraulic Fracturing -- Is it all it's cracked up to be?

Is hydraulic fracturing the holy grail of energy independence or a groundwater nightmare in the making?

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