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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…

ExxonMobil CEO sues to block fracking project near his home

As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company……

Texas is fracked: More than 30 towns will soon be out of water

Natural gas is claimed to promise cleaner, more efficient combustion than its petroleum-based competition, but getting natural gas out of the ground through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be far more environmentally menacing than getting oil. Now…  …

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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