EPA updates web tool providing clean water violation trends and state enforcement response

March 29, 2011 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Waste, Water

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on March 24 updated data and a mapping tool designed to help the public compare water quality trends over the last two years. The web-based, interactive map includes “state dashboards” that…

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Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium to spearhead earthquake drill in April

March 14, 2011 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

Last week's enormous earthquake in Japan and the ripple effects it had - a tsunami, destruction at a nuclear power plant, deaths, injuries, and humanitarian needs - heighten our awareness of our vulnerability from earthquakes in the United States again.…

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UPI: U.N. says American Indians lack water

March 9, 2011 | Fracking, Natural Gas, Oil

Published: March. 7, 2011 at 9:14 AMUNITED NATIONS, March 7 (UPI) -- More than 10 percent of the American Indian population doesn't have access to clean drinking water or safe wastewater disposal, a U.N. official said.Catarina de Albuquerque, a Portuguese…

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NYT: Gas Drilling Technique Is Labeled Violation

February 2, 2011 | EPA, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

By TOM ZELLER Jr.Oil and gas service companies injected tens of millions of gallons of diesel fuel into onshore wells in more than a dozen states from 2005 to 2009, Congressional investigators have charged. Those injections appear to have violated…

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Interim report evaluates combined heat and power technologies for wastewater treatment facilities

January 20, 2011 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas

EPA is announcing the release of an interim report—“Evaluation of Combined Heat and Power Technologies for Wastewater Facilities”—which serves as a planning tool for wastewater professionals and provides an examination of commonly used and emerging combined heat and power (CHP)…

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EPA launches website to increase transparency of regulatory activity

December 17, 2010 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new website called Reg Stat that will enhance public understanding of its regulatory process and the number, type, and range of regulatory documents developed each year by the…

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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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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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EPA to provide technical assistance on sustainable growth and development

October 25, 2010 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen eight communities to receive technical assistance on sustainable growth and development issues. The assistance will help local governments address infrastructure constraints, protect water quality, set development standards, and create…

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New articles available on Water We Drink website

October 12, 2010 | Fracking, Natural Gas, Pollution

The Water We Drink: Small Community Outreach Campaign, which offers information about maintaining safe, sustainable, and secure water supplies in small and rural communities, has added new content to its website.The website is a joint effort of RCAP and the…

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