Archive for May, 2015

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a controversial bill that would prohibit the state’s municipalities from enacting local fracking bans. The law passed the state legislature by more than a two-thirds majority in both houses before it reached Gov. Abbott’s desk. The governor’s office released a statement which hailed the new law as “do(ing) a

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A study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found a correlation between fracking waste water injection wells and more than 30 small earthquakes in the Dallas area since January. The study also found that the area surrounding the Barnett Shale, an area of heavy fracking activity in North Texas, has recorded more than 130 minor

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Fracking Fluids Found in PA Groundwater

May 6th, 2015 by James Amaro

Research scientists in Pennsylvania found evidence of fracking fluids leaking into local groundwater supplies. The scientists used new testing methods to detect the fracking fluids near a groundwater source which provides drinking water for several local families. The research marks one of the first verified cases of fracking fluids seeping into a groundwater source. The