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California needs to bolster regulation of fracking, report says

LA Times: California needs to strengthen regulation of hydraulic fracturing, according to a UC Berkeley Law School report that identified a number of shortcomings in state oversight of the controversial practice. Although not new to California, fracking has come under increasing scrutiny recently as states such as Pennsylvania and New York experience a boom in the technique, which involves the high-pressure injection of chemical-laced fluids into the ground to crack rock formations and extract oil and gas…. Continue reading

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Green Party to launch anti-fracking crusade

Business Green: The Green Party is set to launch a major campaign against the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, which is being increasingly used as a means of extracting shale gas. The nationwide campaign will be launched during the party’s autumn conference at Sheffield Hallam University in September and will claim that the technique is environmentally destructive and risks polluting the UK’s water supply. The UK government and MPs on the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee… Continue reading

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U.S. panel seeks more disclosure on natgas drilling

Reuters: Natural gas drillers should reveal all chemicals they use in the drilling technique called “fracking” used to tap deep shale reserves, a government panel said on Thursday, even though the risk of water pollution from the technique is “remote.” The U.S. Energy Department’s natural gas advisory subcommittee urged regulators to require drillers to release more information about the impact of hydraulic fracturing, which is essential to tapping the nation’s plentiful shale gas reserves. Continue reading

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