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New study indicates that fracking poses substantial risk to water

New study indicates that fracking poses substantial risk to water

A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted....

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May 3, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Alleged gas-drilling contamination of Wyoming well water scraps EnCana sale

Alleged gas-drilling contamination of Wyoming well water scraps EnCana sale

The Canadian oil and gas company EnCana, which at one time held the record for the highest state fine for a gas-drilling spill case in Colorado, has been stymied in its attempt to sell a Wyoming gas field where hydraulic...

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November 29, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
EPA: Chemicals in water might be result of fracking

EPA: Chemicals in water might be result of fracking

Federal environment officials investigating drinking water contamination near the ranching town of Pavillion, Wyo., have found that at least three water wells contain a chemical used in the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing. Scientists also found traces...

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August 27, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Former Sen. Wirth, natural gas advocate, takes industry to task

Former Sen. Wirth, natural gas advocate, takes industry to task

They were tough words for the natural gas industry to hear. In a blunt speech before the Colorado Oil and Gas Association last week, Timothy Wirth, a former Colorado Democratic senator and Under Secretary of State for global affairs in...

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July 17, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Gas-fracturing data favored by energy industry refutes industry claims

Gas-fracturing data favored by energy industry refutes industry claims

The two key arguments that the oil and gas industry is using to fight federal regulation of the natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing -- that the costs would cripple their business and that state regulations are already strong...

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July 8, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
DeGette, Salazar split on proposed natural gas drilling regs

DeGette, Salazar split on proposed natural gas drilling regs

Four years after Vice President Dick Cheney spearheaded a massive energy bill that exempted natural gas drilling from federal clean water laws, Congress is having second thoughts about the environmental dangers posed by the burgeoning industry. With growing evidence that the...

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May 27, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Hydraulic fracturing controversy over water contamination rages on

Hydraulic fracturing controversy over water contamination rages on

In his Jan. 10 column in the Rocky Mountain News, Independence Institute analyst David Kopel significantly misstates the record on the environmental risks posed by the gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing. Using carefully culled quotations and selected statistics,...

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January 14, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Environmental pitfalls of natural gas drilling endanger water supply

Environmental pitfalls of natural gas drilling endanger water supply

That clarion call to develop energy here on U.S. soil rallied fervid support in the past year when substantial natural gas deposits were identified from Connecticut to Louisiana -- anything but your typical drilling states. Since burning gas emits 23 percent...

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December 31, 2008 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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Tancredo says he’s definitely in for the long haul. Maybe.

The hot rumor — as Eli Stokols and I both happened to write today — is that Tom Tancredo is looking for a way out […]

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At 87, and not the work of a firing squad

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at 87. Cancer.

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