USA Fracking Stories
Fracking Industry Pumping Toxic Wastewater Into Coastal Waters
November 15, 2013 -
ecoWatch - Citing the use of
hazardous hydraulic fracturing chemicals and the release of oil
industry wastewater off California’s coast, the Center for
Biological Diversity yesterday called on the Coastal Commission to
halt fracking for oil and gas in state waters and press for tighter
regulation of fracking in federal waters.
Texas Frackers Sue
Victim of Their Water Pollution for $3 Million for Exposing Them
November 12, 2013 -
TopWorldPost - Fracking outfit Range Resources slapped Texas
homeowner Steve Lipsky with a $3 million defamation suit to bully
him into silence about his polluted water but Lipsky is fighting
back. Lipsky is a wealthy man, not used to being bullied, but the
frackers think they can use their control of the state of Texas to
They have bought off the Texas Railroad Commission
that supposedly regulates fracking in Texas, and intimidated the
USEPA into inaction so they don’t intend to let minor matters like
safe drinking water, private property rights and the first Amendment
get in the way of their pursuit of profits.
Fracking Disposal Wells Pose
Challenges In Texas
March 29, 2013 -
npr.org - The amount of wastewater being disposed of
in Texas wells has skyrocketed with the spread of fracking, to
nearly 3.5 billion barrels in 2011 from 46 million barrels in 2005,
according to data from the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s
oil and gas regulator.
On average, companies in Texas dispose of 290
million barrels of wastewater — equivalent to about 18,500
Olympic-size swimming pools — each month.
New York Fracking Ban In
Towns Upheld By Second Judge
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb 24 2012 (Reuters)
- A New York state judge on Friday upheld an upstate community's ban
on gas drilling, marking the second victory this week for opponents
of the drilling method known as fracking.
Shale Gas Revolution
November 3, 2011
NYTimes - A few years ago, a business genius named George P.
Mitchell helped offer such a gift. As Daniel Yergin writes in “The
Quest,” his gripping history of energy innovation, Mitchell fought
through waves of skepticism and opposition to extract natural gas
The method he and his team used to release the trapped
gas, called fracking, has paid off in the most immense way. In 2000,
shale gas represented just 1 percent of American natural gas
supplies. Today, it is 30 percent and rising.
Questions About the Safety
November 8, 2011
NYTimes - As the shale gas rush has exploded over the last
decade, so has the number of reports of public health and
environmental problems. The New York Times and others have uncovered
problems such as radioactive fracking waste, drinking water
contamination, air pollution and more.
MAURICE D. HINCHEY Democrat, representing the 22nd District in New