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California Now Toughest on Fracking

by Elizabeth Alford on July 9, 2015

California now has some of the toughest fracking guidelines in the nation. After a 2 year grace period, California lawmakers implemented SB-4 last week. The landmark legislation, authored by State Senator, Fran Pavley was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013. Related: New York Prohibits Fracking The new regulations force expanded monitoring and reporting of air […]

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New Legislation Closes Fracking Loophole

by Elizabeth Alford on June 18, 2015

New legislation in the U.S. Senate attempts to remove the loopholes found in the Clean Water Act that exempts some oil and gas companies that are involved in hydraulic fracturing. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced the FRESHER Act (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydraulic-fracturing Environmental Regulation) in an effort to create […]

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EPA Finds Little Risk to Drinking Water from Fracking

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 9, 2015

Hydraulic fracking has very little impact on drinking water resources, according to a recently released study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Related: 2011 UT Study shows fracking doesn’t contaminate drinking water The EPA has been working for years to analyze the available scientific data to determine whether fracturing for oil and gas changes the quality […]

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Preliminary results from a University of Texas study on hydrualic fracturing indicates the process does not contaminate drinking water. It does increase the chances for surface contamination, but they were not able to directly tie the process to drinking water contamination. Prior reports, investigations and data gathered throughout the country on claims that the process […]

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Frack Water Recycling is Gaining Popularity

by Kenneth E. DuBose on November 1, 2011

Frack water recycling is gaining popularity as the volume of water used rises across popular shale plays. In a year of record drought in Texas, you can bet water concerns will become a larger issue if rain doesn’t come. It’s perception if nothing else. Millions of gallons are used in oil & gas completions and […]

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Forbes conducted a great interview with Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon last week. A few notable quotes below: In reference to the recession in 2008 and losing a chunk of his fortune I (McClendon) believed in our country and its leadership, and never in my wildest dreams did I think that CHK’s stock price could go from […]

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Arkansas Gas Companies Violate Water Rules

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 8, 2011

Operators in Arkansas are going to have to pick up the pace in terms of compliance. Announcements like this one don’t bode well for the industry. Gas companies were in violation of water quality rules more than half the time officials conducted inspections at sites in the Fayetteville Shale, according to a report released Tuesday […]

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Texas RRC – Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rules Accepted

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 31, 2011

Texas hydraulic fracturing rules are close to being implemented. The rules will go to a 30 day comment period before being enacted. Texas was the first state to pass legislation that requires the disclosure of frack fluids. The Texas Railroad Commission on Monday began the process of adopting a set of rules that would require oil […]

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New Jersey Frack Ban for 5 Years or Forever?

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 26, 2011

New Jersey Frack Ban legislation is going to Governor Chris Christie’s desk and he is expected to veto the legislation and offer a compromise with a proposed five year ban. I imagine the state will soften up to the idea after other states get the house and order. New Jersey will want the jobs created […]

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Frack water treatment or waste water disposal has the potential to be a $3 billion industry in the Marcellus Shale region. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, that’s Three Billion Dollars. That’s in one region alone. I won’t venture to guess how big the entire wastewater treatment industry might be in a […]

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