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Scientific American raises serious questions about safety of fracking

The editors of Scientific American published an op-ed saying that the practice of hydrofracking has been adopted faster than questions about the safety of the procedure have been answered and that the states are “flying blind” in trying to regulate its effects.

U.S. House probe alleges Halliburton, others illegally used diesel in gas...

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate whether 12 oil and gas service companies, including Halliburton, violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by using more than 32 million gallons of diesel fuel in the controversial drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing.

GOP looks to lock up key energy county in contentious GarCo...

GARFIELD COUNTY - Democrats drew up the blueprint on how to dominate a state in Colorado’s 2008 general election, but Republicans wrote the game plan for snatching a local election using outside oil and gas money – and they’re apparently sticking to it in 2010 Garfield County commissioners race.

DeGette ‘fracking’ amendment doesn’t fly; ExxonMobil shareholders vote

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette’s bid to get full public disclosure of the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells was withdrawn...

DeGette to float ‘fracking’ amendment to Safe Drinking Water Act legislation

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette Wednesday will introduce an amendment calling for full disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids to a bill introduced earlier this month...

Kerry-Lieberman climate bill calls for disclosure of fracking chemicals

The Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act - climate change legislation at long last introduced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday - calls on oil and gas service companies like Halliburton to divulge chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells.

Oil and gas industry reps attack FRAC Act survey

Oil and gas industry representatives this week continued to assail a phone survey in Colorado’s Third Congressional District showing overwhelming support for federal regulation of a natural-gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing.

NYT water-pollution series faults feds as FRAC Act debate rages in...

Some of the startling numbers in a New York Times series on water pollution that kicked off Saturday raise the question of why Colorado...

Colo. School of Mines professor says he was threatened with firing...

Dr. Geoffrey Thyne is no Ward Churchill. He’s a geologist and an academic with three decades of field work and experience as a research scientist in the oil and gas industry, including the last 13 years at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

DeGette, Polis introduce FRAC Act aimed at closing hydraulic fracturing ‘loophole’

Using some rather pointed language aimed at Bush administration energy policies in general and former Vice President Dick Cheney in particular, Colorado Rep.’s Diana DeGette, D-Denver, and Jared Polis, D-Boulder, Tuesday introduced the FRAC Act aimed at closing a natural-gas drilling loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act.