Fracking News

Fracking is big news. Formally called hydraulic fracturing, but also known as fraccing, hydrofracking, and hydrofracturing, it’s a method of fracturing rock to stimulate the flow of natural gas, oil or other carbon-based fuel. To help keep you abreast of the latest fracking news, Wiser has created a free morning email digest of the best fracking-related media coverage each day. Fracking is very controversial, with vocal anti-fracking activists pointing to the environmental effects and risks of the technique. These risks include pollution of local water supplies, the intensive use of water to undertake fracking, air pollution, increased likelihood of earthquakes, health risks and other issues. On the other side of the debate, supporters of fracking point to the economic stimulus created by fracking activities, the reduced reliance on hydrocarbon imports, and other factors. Whichever side of the debate you’re on, the Wiser daily brief will equip you with all the fracking news you need to start your day.

Recent Fracking News Coverage
 
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Houston’s Hi-Crush Partners buying Permian Basin Sand Co.
Houston Chronicle • Jordan Blum
Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought.
popsci.com • Kendra Pierre-Louis
New Rutgers University study shows microorganisms were impacted at Fayette County injection site
Register Herald - news • Sarah Plummer Register-Herald Reporter
Study Identifies More Than 6,600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period
Huffington Post - Home • Hayley Miller
Statoil Sues Researcher For Allegedly Stealing Secret Frack Tech
OilPrice.com Daily News Update • Tsvetana Paraskova
Microbes differ downstream from fracking wastewater
Futurity • Todd Bates-Rutgers
"Fracking Led To More Than 6,000 Spills In 10 Years, Study Finds"
SEJ Watchdog TipSheet • Jdavis_Sej
Wastewater releases from oil and gas operations at West Virginia alter microbes, study finds
The Medical News
Fracking Is Dangerous To Your Health - Here's Why
Forbes • Contributor, Judy Stone
 
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Oklahoma is a bit player as far as drilling on federal lands is concerned. The vast majority of federal oil and gas production takes place farther west in big public land states such as Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. But as...
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Energy & Utilities, Hydraulic Fracturing
Houston’s Hi-Crush Partners buying Permian Basin Sand Co.
Houston ChronicleJordan Blum
Houston-based Hi-Crush Partners will buy the Permian Basin Sand Co. for $275 million to beef up its sand reserves to service rapidly growing drilling activity in West Texas. Hi-Crush is one of the biggest oilfield services business in providing sand to the...
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Energy Regulation, Hydraulic Fracturing
Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought.
popsci.comKendra Pierre-Louis
Hydraulic fracture oil and gas wells spill pretty often, according to a recent study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. That study, along with a companion paper which appeared in the journal Science of the Total Environment, analyzed spill data and...
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Biotechnology, Hydraulic Fracturing
New Rutgers University study shows microorganisms were impacted at Fayette County injection site
Register Herald - newsSarah Plummer Register-Herald Reporter
A tributary of the New River in Fayette County has again become ground zero for a national study on how hydraulic fracturing wastewater impacts stream water and sediments downstream from disposal sites. A study published Feb. 15 in "Science of the Total...
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Energy Regulation, Hydraulic Fracturing
Study Identifies More Than 6,600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period
Huffington Post - HomeHayley Miller
&& A controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has resulted in thousands of spills in four states over a 10-year period, a new study finds. Researchers at Duke University identified 6,648 fracking-related spills in...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Intellectual Property
Statoil Sues Researcher For Allegedly Stealing Secret Frack Tech
OilPrice.com Daily News UpdateTsvetana Paraskova
As the no-holds-barred race to advance fracking technology intensifies, Norway’s Statoil finds itself on the front line as it sues its former researcher for allegedly stealing trade secrets in the U.S. Statoil – which is developing its own hydraulic fracturing technologies in...
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Antibacterials, Hydraulic Fracturing
Microbes differ downstream from fracking wastewater
FuturityTodd Bates-Rutgers
Wastewater from oil and gas operations—including fracking for shale gas—at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a new study. The study, published in Science of the Total Environment, shows that wastewater releases, including briny water that contained petroleum and...
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Hydraulic Fracturing
"Fracking Led To More Than 6,000 Spills In 10 Years, Study Finds"
SEJ Watchdog TipSheetJdavis_Sej
"A new study looks at fracking sites in four states, finding 6,648 spills between 2005 and 2014. Their research, the study's authors say, highlights a need for better data collection – and may help prevent future incidents." "Spills related to fracking are...
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Antibacterials, Hydraulic Fracturing
Wastewater releases from oil and gas operations at West Virginia alter microbes, study finds
The Medical News
Wastewater from oil and gas operations -- including fracking for shale gas -- at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, published recently in Science of the Total Environment, showed that wastewater releases, including briny...
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Energy Regulation, Epidemiology
Fracking Is Dangerous To Your Health - Here's Why
ForbesContributor, Judy Stone
Fracking, or drilling for gas by hydraulic fracturing, has been associated with a growing number of health risks. Last week, to and cheaper, and the growing risks to our health by the GOP rushing through the approval of Scott Pruitt to head...
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