Hydraulic fracturing

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Since Donald Trump took office, America’s exports of liquid natural gas and crude oil have surged, rivaling the likes of Saudi Arabia and Russia. To achieve “energy dominance,” the Trump administration has taken its cues from an unlikely source: the Obama administration. (AP photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. "We're sharing our energy bounty with the world," Perry...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2017, file photo pumpjacks work in an oil field at sunset after a thunderstorm passed through the area in Karnes City, Texas. The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world's biggest oil producer sooner than expected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that America "likely surpassed" Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 12, 2018 - 6:17 pm
The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world's biggest oil producer sooner than expected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that America "likely surpassed" Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year. The agency says that...
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FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2008, file photo, a drilling rig used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, located on a hill above a pond on John Dunn's farm in the Washington County borough of Houston, Pa. New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
June 18, 2018 - 5:57 pm
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...
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A model wears a creation by designer Mulberry at the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion week runway show in London, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2018 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — It's time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe. London Fashion Week kicked off Friday with catwalk shows by Bora Aksu and Mulberry, and headliners over the next few days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites. Designer Vivienne...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo, Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. According to a study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, pumping energy drilling wastewater deep and nearer fault lines is a leading cause in much of the thousands of man-made earthquakes that have hit Oklahoma in recent years. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
February 01, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that a major trigger of man-made earthquakes rattling Oklahoma is how deep — not just how much — fracking wastewater is injected into the ground. Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 wastewater injection wells where 96 billion gallons of fluid — leftover from...
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December 29, 2017 - 1:04 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands, government officials announced Thursday. The rules developed under President Barack Obama would have applied mainly in...
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November 30, 2017 - 5:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A commission that oversees water quality for the watershed that supplies Philadelphia and half of New York City with drinking water is taking another step toward permanently banning natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The Delaware River Basin Commission on Thursday...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. speaks in Fort Edward, N.Y. Former U.S. Rep. Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died at age 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home in Saugerties, in the Hudson Valley, his family said in a statement on his Facebook page. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
November 23, 2017 - 8:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died. He was 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday at...
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November 03, 2017 - 11:05 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The first company to obtain a permit for fracking in Illinois announced Friday it won't use it, citing market conditions and the state's "burdensome and costly" regulations. Wichita, Kansas-based Woolsey Companies Inc. was given permission in September by the Illinois...
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October 06, 2017 - 5:59 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are moving to shut conservationists out of guaranteed seats on the state panel responsible for fracking oversight and appointing two additional industry boosters to those spots. Legislators this week voted to remove a requirement that two of the nine...
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