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New Draft Fracking Rules Give Industry a Free Pass people who live near fracking operations, causing health problems for their families

When I talk to people who live near fracking operations, they often ask me the same question: “What is this doing to my drinking water?” Homeowners have shown me jugs of water from their kitchen sinks that look like rusty mud. One man said he could light his tap water on fire after energy…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/new-draft-fracking-rules-give-industry-a-free-pass-people-who-live-near-fracking-operations-causing-health-problems-for-their-families/ Environment, Environmental Policy, fracking and water, government regulation, natural gas, Oil, oil and gas industry, Politics & Legislation, Public Health, Risk Management, Water

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Fracking and Water Pollution: Remembering First Study to Establish “Definitive” Link between methane contamination water and nearby hydraulic fracturing of shale rock.

David Biello over at Scientific American had a story in 2011 that looked at research establishing a link between methane contamination in well water and nearby hydraulic fracturing of shale rock. The research came out of Duke University and was published online in Proceedings of the…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/fracking-and-water-pollution-remembering-first-study-to-establish-definitive-link-between-methane-contamination-water-and-nearby-hydraulic-fracturing-of-shale-rock/ Environment, fracking and water, hydraulic fracturing, marcellus shale, methane, natural gas, Public Health, Risk Management, shale rock, Water

Fracking and Groundwater: Mora County, New Mexico Bans Oil & Gas Drilling new county ordinance also established a local Bill of Rights

Mora County, New Mexico is the first county in the country to ban drilling and fracking. They did it to protect their groundwater.  The new county ordinance also established a local Bill of Rights that confirms the county’s right to clean air and water, a healthy environment, and self…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/fracking-and-groundwater-mora-county-new-mexico-bans-oil-gas-drilling-new-county-ordinance-also-established-a-local-bill-of-rights/ drilling and fracking, Environment, Environmental Policy, fracking and water, natural gas, new mexico, News, Oil, oil and gas industry, Public Health, Risk Management, Water

Shale Gas Development “Need Not Cost Environment” [VIDEO] Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

Sonja van Renssen, leading environment journalist for viEUws – the EU Policy Broadcaster, is joined by David Neslin, former director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (the government agency that regulates all oil and gas development in the state of Colorado), to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/shale-gas-development-need-not-cost-environment-video-colorado-oil-gas-conservation-commission/ Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, Energy, Energy Security, Environment, Environmental Policy, eu, EU Policy Broadcaster, fracking and water, fuels, natural gas, Politics & Legislation, Shale gas, Tech, Water

Will Water Limit Fracking and Natural Gas Development in Saudi Arabia? Saudi Aramco would soon begin exploring the country’s shale gas resources

Recent comments by Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, Ali Al-Naimi, indicated that Saudi Aramco would soon begin exploring the country’s shale gas resources. Asanother means of reducing oil consumption in the Kingdom’s electricity sector, in order to preserve oil exports, this…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/will-water-limit-fracking-and-natural-gas-development-in-saudi-arabia-saudi-aramco-would-soon-begin-exploring-the-countrys-shale-gas-resources/ Ali Al-Naimi, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, fracking and water, natural gas, Saudi Arabia, Scientific American, Shale gas, Water

Facts on Fracking: Three Things You Need to Know provided the country with a cleaner burning,

The natural gas boom in the US due to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has provided the country with a cleaner burning, inexpensive fuel source that has lowered energy bills for industrial facilities and homeowners alike. The fracking process is still a hot topic of controversy wherever it is…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/facts-on-fracking-three-things-you-need-to-know-provided-the-country-with-a-cleaner-burning/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Energy, Environment, Environmental Policy, fracking, fracking and water, fracking process, fuel source, hydraulic fracturing, natural gas, Public Health, Water

Protecting Water from Fracking Risks: NEPA Environmental Review Remains Essential

The need to protect some of California’s rich agricultural land provides the latest example of how important NEPA is in safeguarding our nation’s natural resources. Last week a federal court ruled that fracking proposals there need to look at the air and water impacts of fracking more…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/protecting-water-from-fracking-risks-nepa-environmental-review-remains-essential/ Agriculture, BLM, Environment, Environmental Policy, farming, fracking and water, Fracking Risks, National Environmental Policy Act, natural gas, NEPA, Politics & Legislation, Public Health, Risk Management, Water

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