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News Wrap-Up Week’s End May 15th

May 15, 2011

May 10

New York Times: French Lean Toward Ban of a Controversial Gas Extraction Technique

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Tracking fracking water goes high-tech

ProPublica / Alternet: Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking

Slideshare: Duke Study: Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing

Drilling worker moving hoses used to collect foam from the site which will be taken to a disposal facility by truck. (Source: Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)

May 11

Centre Daily Times: Professor says ‘myths’ cloud drilling debate

Houston Chronicle: Texas House approves fracking disclosure bill

Pittsburgh Business Times: Heckmann reveals Marcellus Shale-minded acquisitions

West Virginia MetroNews Network: West Virginia City Bans Gas Drilling And Fracking

May 12

Alternet: Fracking and Farming Don’t Mix: Isn’t It Time We Exhibited Some Precaution?

Business Insider: France To Ban Fracking

Democracy Now: “They Are Violating All the Rules”: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Calls for Public Hearings, Impact Studies into Massive Gas Pipeline for Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Press Release: EPA Seeks More Information from Natural Gas Drilling Operations to Ensure Safety of Wastewater Disposal

May 13

Colorado Independent: Natural gas industry regulators, officials say fracking chemical disclosure won’t stop spills

The Morning Journal: United board signs lease agreement

Towanda Daily Review: Carrizo plans in region discussed

New York Times / Greenwire: Baffled About Fracking? You’re Not Alone

Philadelphia Inquirer: Marcellus Shale drillers balk at EPA pressure on state to tighten wastewater disposal rules

May 14

New York Times: Obama Shifts to Speed Oil and Gas Drilling in U.S.

Politico: Barack Obama moves to expand oil and gas drilling

May 15

NPR: Study Links Methane In Water To Gas Extraction (AUDIO)


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