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News Wrap-Up Week’s End May 29

May 29, 2011

May 20

Alternet: Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy Speak Out Along With the Flimmaker of FRACK! The Movie

Solve Climate News: Gas Drilling’s ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Emerge in Pennsylvania

May 21

Fuel Fix: ‘Fracking’ feud pits prosperous N. Texans against energy industry

New Brunswick Home News Tribune, New Jersey: Pressure point Gas drilling procedure known as ‘fracking’ causing a public fracas

Savannah Morning News: LNG insider criticizes trucking plan, Former employee contacts federal regulators about trucking proposal

University of Pittsburgh professor Radisav D. Vidic suggests using existing mine drainage water for fracking instead of fresh water. (Source: Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review)

May 22

Centre Daily Times: PSU professors examine economic impact in Pa. of drilling fee proposals

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Shale drillers eye mine drainage for fluid

Another well blowout, this time in Dalby Australia on a well run by Arrow Energy.

May 23

Guardian UK: MPs’ report rejects moratorium on shale gas exploration, Green campaigners express dismay as MPs back shale gas prospecting despite evidence of environmental dangers

Karoo Anti Hydraulic Fracturing Action Network: Another well blow-out, Dalby well blow out sent gas 90m in air

KJCT8 TV Grand Junction Colorado: Oil And Gas Drilling Sparks Debate Near Nuclear Site, Old Nuclear Test Site Now Ground Zero For Debate Over Drilling (VIDEO)

May 24

The Charleston Gazette: Union says Marcellus jobs should go to W.Va. workers

Huffington Post: Bill McKibben Opinion Piece ‘Stay Calm and Carry On’

Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era: Lancaster city water passes the test, No radiation from upstate shale drilling

Wall Street Journal: ‘Fracking’ Disclosure Is Urged, Shareholders to Decide Whether Gas Producers Should Release More Information

May 25

Centre Daily Times: Democrats fail to force consideration of gas tax

Chicago Tribune: Michigan sets new rules for natural gas fracking

DeSmogBlog.com: French Vote To Ban Fracking: The End Of The Story Or Just The Beginning?

Intelligencer / Wheeling News Register: Drilling Wastewater Dumped in Allegheny

KCET Social Focus Community Television of Southern California: Fracking America: We All Bear the High Cost of “Cheap” Natural Gas

Oklahoman NewsOK: EPA chief Lisa Jackson says natural gas production is ‘a good thing’

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Woman files suit over smelly Marcellus wastewater

Sierra Club: ExxonMobil Shareholders: What’s Up With Fracking?

Star Telegram: Texas Senate OKs fracking disclosure bill

Yahoo Finance: Exxon facing questions about natural gas push

May 26

Business Standard /Reuters: Big US oil firms face concern over fracking

Charleston Gazette/AP: Gas company sued over leases

Luzerne Citizen’s Voice:  Wilkes holds forum on Marcellus Shale drilling issues

Philadelphia Inquirer: Coal set the stage for natural-gas free-for-all, Pa.’s lax approach to the environment repeats itself

San Antonio Express News: Pipeline explodes in Wilson Co.

Toledo Times: Ohio House OKs drilling in parks

Source: LAURENCE KESTERSON/ Staff Photographer

May 27

Democracy Now: Sandra Steingraber on the Health Crisis Surrounding Natural Gas Extraction (VIDEO)

New York Times: Shale Boom in Texas Could Increase U.S. Oil Output

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Drilling firms plan wastewater disposal but details under wraps

YNN Elmira Corning: Film maker debuts movie about hydrofracking (VIDEO)

May 28

Wall Street Journal / APNewsBreak: Cuomo expands ‘hydrofracking’ review

Hopewell Texas resident Paul Paker showing maps of local gas leases. (Source: Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)

May 29

Herald Scotland: Revealed: how new gas drilling plan poses threat to Scotland’s drinking water What the frack is going on?

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Gas drilling can spark neighbor disputes, Decisions on leases divide residents (VIDEO)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: PDF of solicitations from drilling companies

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