New York Times: When a Rig Moves In Next Door (article that surveys support for fracking)

November 17, 2010 | Drinking Water, Fracking, Gas

This article was originally published on Nov. 6, 2010, in The New York Times.By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and TOM ZELLER Jr.In the sparsely populated pastures of De Soto Parish in Louisiana, the ability to extract gas from shale — which can…

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EPA to expand chemicals testing for endocrine disruption

November 17, 2010 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified a list of 134 chemicals that will be screened for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interact with and possibly disrupt the hormones produced…

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CBS’s 60 Minutes” looks at fracking”””

November 16, 2010 | General RCAP News

The Nov. 14 episode of CBS's "60 Minutes" included a segment on natural gas drilling in a process called hydraulic fracturing, also sometimes called fracking. The report focused on the discovery of vast amounts of natural gas in the U.S., which…

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All-hazards risk-assessment and consequence-analysis tools for drinking water and wastewater utilities

November 10, 2010 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing two software tools for risk assessment and consequence analysis: The Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (VSAT), an upgraded all-hazards risk-assessment tool The Water Health and Economic Analysis Tool (WHEAT), a newly developed consequence-analysis…

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Eight of nine U.S. companies agree to work with EPA regarding chemicals used in natural gas extraction

November 10, 2010 | General RCAP News

EPA conducting congressionally mandated study to examine the impact of the hydraulic fracturing process on drinking water quality; Halliburton subpoenaed after failing to meet EPA’s voluntary requests for informationWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 9 that…

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Daily Yonder blog: Republicans Win Rural — and the House

November 5, 2010 | Fracking

The explanation by many is that Democrats lost the South, but the rural losses were mostly in the north. Democrats now can ask, "What's the matter with New Hampshire?"By Bill Bishop and Julie ArderyMap showing the election results in the…

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Fuel Fix: Adversaries try to heal fracture over hydraulic fracturing

November 3, 2010 | EPA

by Jennifer A. DlouhyWASHINGTON — Energy companies and environmental groups have more often been adversaries than allies when it comes to hydraulic fracturing, the drilling technique used to unlock natural gas from shale rock nationwide.But a handful of gas producers…

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The Rural Blog: Congressman from one of poorest and most rural districts in line to head House Appropriations

November 1, 2010 | General RCAP News

The Republican congressman from one of the nation's poorest and most rural districts said yesterday that he has the votes to become chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee if his party takes control of the chamber as a result…

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