Archive for January, 2016

A recent study published in the American Economic Review shows that residential property values located near fracking wells have suffered sharp declines. The study found that the value of Pennsylvania homes located within a kilometer (0.62 miles) of fracking wells fell by nearly 14 percent. Homes within 1.5 km (1 mile) of fracking wells saw

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Did Fracking Wells Cause Massive Gas Leak?

January 19th, 2016 by James Amaro

Investigators with the California state environmental protection agency are probing into whether activity from fracking wells caused a massive natural gas leak. The Department of Conservation launched the probe into a possible correlation between the Aliso Canyon gas leak and nearby fracking wells. The Southern California Gas Company, the utility firm in charge of exploring

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A study from the Yale School of Public Health recently revealed that fracking wastewater contain numerous toxic substances. The study found that many of the chemicals contained in fracking wastewater can cause health problems ranging from cancer to infertility to birth defects. The research effort is the latest to point out the dangers of fracking

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An earthquake that registered 4.2 on the Richter scale struck just north of Oklahoma City on New Year’s Day. Residents have also seen a rise in both the frequency and severity of Oklahoma earthquakes since the first horizontal fracking wells became operational in 2008. Scientists, landowners and anti-fracking activists blamed the Oklahoma earthquake on the

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