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.

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Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling.
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Fracking Ban Nears Approval in Maryland
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Schumpeter: America’s shale firms don’t give a frack about financial returns
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"Maryland Governor Throws Support Behind Permanent Fracking Ban"
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Republicans Lead Fight to Ban Fracking in Florida
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Greenies Go Fracking Nuts As Trump Tries to Repeal Hydraulic Fracturing Restrictions
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Maryland governor throws support behind permanent fracking ban.
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Weatherford's JV With Schlumberger Targets North America
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Summary Weatherford and Schlumberger entered into a JV targeting North America. Both companies will contribute their North America fracking assets. Weatherford will receive $535 million in cash and a 30% stake in the JV. Schlumberger will control 70%. The deal allows Weatherford...
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Schlumberger & Weatherford to form JV targeting N America unconventional resource development
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Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling.
Environmental Health NewsBruce Finley
The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the environment to “a condition that must be fulfilled” by the state before oil and gas drilling can be...
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Fracking Ban Nears Approval in Maryland
Inside Climate NewsSabrina Shankman
Maryland is poised to become the third state to outlaw fracking, as the Senate prepares to vote on a statewide ban and with Gov. Larry Hogan saying he will sign it. The permanent ban would go into effect before a moratorium on...
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Schumpeter: America’s shale firms don’t give a frack about financial returns
The EconomistThe Economist
INSIDE the boardrooms and bars of Houston, the spiritual capital of America’s energy industry, the swagger is back. The oil price may only be at $48, or half the level it was three years ago. But shale fracking—the business of getting oil...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
"Maryland Governor Throws Support Behind Permanent Fracking Ban"
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"With Hogan's backing, who until now had favored gas extraction, state could join New York in permanently barring controversial drilling practice" "In a stunning reversal, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Friday called for lawmakers to pass legislation permanently banning the natural gas...
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Republicans Lead Fight to Ban Fracking in Florida
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Citing unresolved health concerns, Florida lawmakers are weighing the fate of a measure that would ban fracking across the state.
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Greenies Go Fracking Nuts As Trump Tries to Repeal Hydraulic Fracturing Restrictions
Red StateJim Jamitis
Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a process through which fluid is injected into deep underground shale deposits in order to release the natural gas contained within. President Obama strictly limited the amount of fracking that could be done on federal land, but...
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Maryland governor throws support behind permanent fracking ban.
bayjournal.comTimothy B. Wheeler
With Hogan's backing, who until now had favored gas extraction, state could join New York in permanently barring controversial drilling practice In a stunning reversal, Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday called for lawmakers to pass legislation permanently banning the natural gas drilling...
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Nearly three-quarters of Earth’s surface is covered by water, but with more than 96% of it in oceans and much of our fresh water trapped in polar ice caps, less than one percent is available for drinking. Yet human use of water...
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