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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Oklahoma STACK development still in first inning, energy executives say
NewsOK.com RSS - home • Paul Monies
Hundreds Of Vertical Oil Wells Damaged By Horizontal Fracking
OilPrice.com Daily News Update • Tsvetana Paraskova
Print Matters for Pittsburgh Online Advocacy Journalists
The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News • Steve Myrick
Court dismisses lawsuit over Obama-era fracking rule
The Hill • Devin Henry
Far away from any witnesses, my small town is being poisoned by fracking waste
The Guardian • Alison Stine
Four arrested for obstructing highway during protests at fracking site
The Northern Echo | News • Emily Flanagan
Slow walks, bottom shuffling and tea and cake - fracking protests move into second day
The Northern Echo | News • Emily Flanagan
"Lawsuit Aims To Block Oil Drilling on US Land In Nevada"
SEJ Watchdog TipSheet • Jdavis_Sej
UK’s oil and gas reserves ‘may only last a decade’
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy • Jonny Bairstow
UK oil and gas reserves may last only a decade, study suggests
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
Oklahoma STACK development still in first inning, energy executives say
NewsOK.com RSS - homePaul Monies
There's been some home runs with monster oil wells coming online, but development in Oklahoma's STACK formation is still very much in the first inning, executives said Thursday at the DUG MidContinent conference in Oklahoma City. That baseball metaphor was referenced by...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
Hundreds Of Vertical Oil Wells Damaged By Horizontal Fracking
OilPrice.com Daily News UpdateTsvetana Paraskova
At least 450 conventional vertical wells in Oklahoma’s Kingfisher County have been damaged by horizontal fracturing, the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance (OEPA) said in a study, The Oklahoman reports. OEPA, a group of Oklahoma oil and gas companies concerned with protecting their...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Investigative Reporting
Print Matters for Pittsburgh Online Advocacy Journalists
The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard NewsSteve Myrick
Presses rolled early this week as the Vineyard Gazette printed 20,000 copies of an investigative report for the Public Herald, a nonprofit investigative journalism site based in Pittsburgh, Pa. For the past six years the Public Herald has focused much of its...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
Court dismisses lawsuit over Obama-era fracking rule
The HillDevin Henry
A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit over the validity of a hydraulic-fracturing regulation instituted by the Obama administration. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a lawsuit over the rule is unnecessary because the Trump administration is working...
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Environment, Hydraulic Fracturing
Far away from any witnesses, my small town is being poisoned by fracking waste
The GuardianAlison Stine
Some days, the air would smell acrid, sharp like bleach, and I would hurry from the car into the house. Other days, the wind seemed normal, unremarkable. I didn’t know why. My south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small,...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
Four arrested for obstructing highway during protests at fracking site
The Northern Echo | NewsEmily Flanagan
(3) View gallery POLICE have charged four people with obstructing a highway near Kirby Misperton where fracking is due to take place. North Yorkshire Police say they have charged two men, aged 23 and 53, and two women, aged 40 and 54,...
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Auto Industry, Hydraulic Fracturing
Slow walks, bottom shuffling and tea and cake - fracking protests move into second day
The Northern Echo | NewsEmily Flanagan
(5) View gallery AS lorries rumbled up a remote country lane, a group of determined campaigners moved into action. It was not the style of anti-fracking protests many would expect. While some activists shuffled along the road in front of lorries on...
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Barack Obama, Ecology
"Lawsuit Aims To Block Oil Drilling on US Land In Nevada"
SEJ Watchdog TipSheetJdavis_Sej
"RENO, Nev. — Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Finance
UK’s oil and gas reserves ‘may only last a decade’
Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyJonny Bairstow
The UK’s current oil and gas reserves may last only a decade. That’s according to a new study from scientists at the University of Edinburgh, who say only around 10% of the UK’s original recoverable oil and gas remains. The analysis also...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Efficiency
UK oil and gas reserves may last only a decade, study suggests
Science Daily
The UK has low oil and gas resources and limited prospects for fracking, according to a new analysis by scientists, who recommend a shift towards greater use of renewable, clean energy.
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