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Oil rigs dumping billion of gallons of fracking waste off California coast with OK from feds

Wastewater from offshore drilling is being dumped into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, and it’s apparently legal. Oil rig operators have federal permits to dump 9 billion gallons of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, waste into the ocean each year – enough to fill more than 100 football…

Energy companies trying to abuse intellectual property law to block fracking research

Energy Companies Trying To Abuse Intellectual Property Law To Hinder Research Into Impact Of Fracking (via Techdirt) While fracking is quite controversial, you’d think it shouldn’t be controversial to want to get data and study the impact of fracking. After all, if there really isn’t that much harm to it,…

Researchers propose using gas hydrates produced by fracking to desalinate wastewater produced by fracking

Drinking water from fracking waste? Almost sounds too good to be true, right? Or perhaps more like a headline from The Onion? Researchers are now proposing a very questionable solution to freshwater scarcity in the water-poor regions of the world —…  …

The facts on fracking

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking — a method of extracting natural gas from underground shale formations — has become a contentious issue across America, especially in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, states that sit on top of the Marcellus Shale, the largest known deposit of shale…  …

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